England’s eight-match losing streak in Australia was finally ended when Alastair Cook’s men beat the Aussies in the 4th ODI at The WACA.
They now move to Adelaide, famously known as The City of Churches where the fifth and final game of the Carlton Mid ODI Series is due to be played on January 26th, which is also the special occasion of “Australia Day”.
Whereas England would like to end the series with a win, Australia would like to win as well to get back to the number one spot, which they held for two days before losing to England.
Cook won’t like to make many changes to this side as they look to gather some consistency.
Cook looked good in the 2nd ODI, looked even better in the third and looked in superb touch in the fourth too but just hasn’t been able to convert the start into a big knock.
Mr. Mensch is the word that defines him these days. The consistency that he has possessed on the top of order for England in the past two years or so with an average of almost 50, is staggering. England can easily rely on him to get a good start and he has always got one for the team throughout the series. A hundred for him is what everyone would dearly like.
What a find he has been on this tour to Australia. He got a century in his second Test and at The WACA too. Top performances from Stokes have made him one of the positive notes of a disappointing tour. He is in red hot form and could give another such performance in the last game.
Cook would like to depart from Australia with a smile on his face and with a feeling of a win. Seeing their performance today, it is unlikely that they will lose. The final score line should be 3-2.
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