England wins 5th ODI for 4-1 series win over Australia

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Australia's Stoinis was promoted to bat at No.3 following the axing of Cameron White, and he made the most of the chance by composing a mature innings.

Steve Smith - 2/10 - Smith highlighted Australia's struggles against spin in the series, dismissed by Rashid after making just 4 from 16 balls.

Jason Roy ensured a rollicking start after Australia had sent the tourists in, surviving a dismissal from a Mitchell Starc no-ball to make 49 in 46 balls. At the end of his eighth over, Ball could barely stand and was then led off the field by the team doctor before managing to return to bowl his final two overs.

He rushed to 50 in 55 balls but watched from the non-striker's end as Mitch Marsh (32) and Marcus Stoinis (14) gifted their wickets.

Paceman Pat Cummins has been ruled out due to a minor hamstring injury, his place taken by Mitchell Starc, who was rested from the fourth match in Adelaide on Friday.

Jonny Bairstow (44) then chopped on off Mitchell Starc and Hales (35) went in freaky fashion, top-edging the ball onto his helmet and seeing it balloon out to Glenn Maxwell in the covers.

In what has been a series dominated by England, the hosts pulled off a consolation win in the fourth one-dayer at the Adelaide Oval.

Curran (5-35) claimed two of those wickets and then bowled Adam Zampa and Tim Paine (34) to seal the win and claim his maiden ODI five-for.

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Jonny Bairstow - 1/10 - Like his opening partner, Bairstow could not trouble the score as England collapsed early on.

But that form hasn't translated into the ODI arena, with Smith averaging just 22.5 in the current series against England.

Jos Buttler - 1/10 - Buttler was dismissed by Hazlewood for 0 with an absolute peach of a delivery.

Under considerable duress, Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali halted the clatter of wickets and chiseled out 33 runs apiece despite never settling.Woakes, on the other hand, made light of his team-mates' troubles by timing his shots sweetly from the off.

3 - With the figures of 5/35, Tom Curran became the 3rd England player to take an ODI 5-fer against Australia in Australia.

Tom Curran was the Player of the Match for his five-wicket haul for 35 runs.

After winning the first three matches and stating its intention of a whitewash, England's lineup caved in against a rampant Australia bowling attack, with four key batsmen making ducks before the visitors recovered to make a modest total of 196 in 45 overs.

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