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Jonathon Trot Stars With Bat & Ball as England End Dismal Run in O D I Series

With three games out of seven in the bag for Australia, thoughts of a straight whitewash in the current One Day International series were certainly at the front of my mind prior to the start of the fourth match between England and Australia.

However with England winning the toss in Adelaide and choosing to bat first they set the Australians a reasonable target to chase, scoring 299 for 8 from their allotted fifty overs.

Jonathon Trot once again showed just how important he is to the England team with a match winning performance of 102 runs from 126 balls before falling to the bowling of Hussy, with England on 224 for 5 at that stage.

When Morgan fell just three runs later England fans could have been forgiven if they expected a spectacular collapse, but Collin wood (27) and more so Hardy (39 no) ensured that at least Australia would have to put up a fight to claim the fourth O D I match in a row.

The return of the prodigal son, in the shape of Anderson, will have boosted the confidence in the England camp but his return of 2 for 57 paled into insignificance as batting hero Trot continued his one man show, claiming the crucial wickets of White and Hussy to record bowling figures of 2 for 31 from his allocated 7 overs.

It was a great day for the Warwickshire batsman (and bowler) that has been crucial to the England teams this past year or so.

Whether England have turned the corner in this O D I series remains to be seen, it would be an almighty achievement if they could win the next three matches to win the series, but they are still the underdogs and cannot afford to lose focus. Just they focus on winning way. Morgan focus on the united team and goes to win series.

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