England will hope to get another pitch that helps their spinners when they take on Australia in the fourth ODI of the series at Headingley. The England v Australia 4th ODI betting tips & predictions have been placed here.
England won by three wickets
So England and Australia move on to Headingley for the fourth ODI of the five match series, with England having managed to keep the outcome of the contest alive, with their comprehensive victory at Old Trafford on Tuesday.
While none of the three matches to date has provided the exhilarating cricket that the series between England and New Zealand brought earlier in the summer, it is still a captivating series.
Any contest between the oldest of rivals is always guaranteed to set the pulses racing, but here we have the home team determines to continue the progression in their game, that began with the series against the Black Caps, and Australia who are starting the rebuilding process, after their World Cup success in march.
Beaten by 59 runs at Southampton and 64 runs at Lords, England may have feared the worse, when from 200-2 after just 32 overs, they stumbled to just 300 by the end of their 50 overs in Manchester.
The man who was brought in to replace Headingley’s own local hero Joe Root, Nottingham’s James Taylor added a first international century to a pair of 40+ scores to start the series. He will come under the spotlight in front of Root’s own admiring public.
More encouraging for the home team, was the performance of their two spinners, with Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali scragging five wickets between them, as the tourists were dismissed by 207. Though whether Headingley will offer such helpful conditions for the slow men, if the weather keeps fine, appears unlikely.
Three of the last six ODIs scheduled for Leeds, have been ruined by the rain, including the match with Australia in 2013. The last time England and Australia managed to play out an ODI to a finish in Leeds, was back in 2005, when England romped home by nine wickets.
England v Australia ODIs head to head:
With England finally managing to notch up a win, they have now won two of the previous 13 ODIs against Australia. The overall head to head reads 79-50 in favour of Australia.
England v Australia 4th ODI betting tips:
Australia to win: 5/6
Morgan to be England’s top batsman: 4/1
Smith to be Australia’s top batsman: 3/1
Match starts at 10.30 am local time (0930 hours GMT) on September 11.