Australia, 10/11 with Sportingbet, return to Brisbane after the terrible flooding, hoping to give the community something to smile about.
A win would seal the series in comfortable style and there is enough evidence to suggest they can do it.
England’s bowlers looked ok in patches in the 4th match but eased off worryingly and at one point, with roughly 10 or 15 overs to go, Australia looked as though they might chase down the 299 set for them.
England’s batters finally arrived, Trott in particular, and he is 4/1 (Ladbrokes) to top score again while Kevin Pietersen, well overdue a big knock, is also 4/1 (Stan James). Jimmy Anderson can do the damage with the ball – he is 5/2 with 888sport to grab the most wickets for England while Jon Trott is the 8/1 outsider with the same firm after he came in as a dead heat last time with 2 wickets.
Brett Lee continues to threaten for the hosts, Coral offer 3/1 about a top haul and David Hussey is 8′s (like Trott) after he surprised the crowd with 4 wickets (also Coral). Hussey is a tempting 16/1 (bet365) to get the man of the match award, which is possible should he repeat those antics with the ball and get a good knock with the bat.
Many will hope for an England win, to keep the last 2 matches alive, but sadly this will probably be the end of the road for the ODI series.