Woakes wants to rain on Australian party on the way to whitewash

Woakes wants to rain on Australian party on the way to whitewash

Woakes wants to rain on Australian party on the way to whitewash

"It has been pretty much a dream summer - a summer I couldn't have hoped for really", Cummins said after his career-best one-day global figures of 4-24 in Australia's three-wicket win against England on Friday.

Cummins believes that England's approach is one that Australia could look to adopt in the run in to the 2019 World Cup.

Head, who was brought into the side in place of the injured Aaron Finch, looked destined for a second worldwide century, but fell four runs short of the milestone when he slapped the ball straight to Morgan at mid-on off Chris Wood.

For England, youngster Tom Curran comes in for the injured Liam Plunkett.

On Australia Day a year ago Head clubbed 128, his highest one-day score, batting at the top of the order with David Warner and the pair put on a blistering 284-run partnership at the Adelaide Oval.

Hostilities will be renewed at the Adelaide Oval on Friday, Australia's national day, and Woakes wants the real party to happen in the away dressing room.

The tourists were full of confidence after winning the first three encounters to take an unassailable lead in the five-match series, but it soon dissipated when they were put in to bat under overcast skies on the Australia Day holiday.

Though Stuart Broad managed only 11 wickets, and exuded the look of a man who may well not reach the 2019 Ashes, England's biggest disappointment was Moeen Ali.

Perhaps England are just better suited to white ball cricket, but Australia's performance level has most certainly dipped. Despite Head being dismissed four short of his century and Paine then running out Pat Cummins for some reason, the Australians scrambled home with three wickets and several dozen head puns in hand.

Pat Cummins (4 for 23) and Jos Hazlewood (3 for 39) vindicated Steve Smith's decision of inserting England in as they reduced them to 8 for 5 by the seventh over.

Relentlessly harassed by Australia's bowlers, England's batsmen repeatedly made starts on fine batting wickets, yet proved incapable of making game-changing runs: England's entire team scored fewer centuries than the Marsh brothers alone, who both enjoyed triumphant recalls.

Steve Smith has twice talked of copying England in this series, picking himself out to play the Joe Root role of anchoring the innings.

Smith dropped Morgan (41) on 18 off spinner Adam Zampa, while Starc got his fingers to a tough caught-and-bowled chance.

On Australia Day previous year, South Australian captain Head opened the batting and struck his highest ODI score - 128 against Pakistan.

Woakes continued his excellent form with the bat in the series, hitting five sixes in the 82 balls he faced before being caught on the boundary off Andrew Tye (3-33).

It was a tall ask to defend that total but Adil Rashid dragged us back into the game.

Cummins hopes to play again on Sunday in the ODI series finale at Perth's new stadium.

Australia may promote Tim Paine or Travis Head to open the batting.

That left Australia 180-6 and there was more drama to follow when Cummins was run out attempting a needless second run with only 12 needed. That is a bit more middle-overs-like-for-like I reckon.

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