Australia would love to turn the screw at 4/5 (bet365) and really rub the tourists noses in it as they chase a likely 5th ODI victory in Sydney.
Sunday’s victory again displayed the shortcomings in the England line-up as many batsmen failed to fire. Despite missing a raft of bowlers, the Aussies were restricted to a reasonable total but only Pietersen and perhaps Bell decided to turn up.
KP will be fired by his recent frustrations and could go one of 2 ways – spectacular fireworks ending in a rapid 50+ or spectacular self combustion. Either way, it could be worth taking 4/1 (Betfred) for him to top score.
All will be happy in the Australian camp heading towards the World Cup and while they will be expected to take their foot off to avoid more injuries, it’s part of Australia’s nature to win as well as they can. Brad Haddin is 9/2 with Skybet to get the most runs in another Baggy Greens win.