England beat Australia in 4th ODI

England beat Australia by 21 runs in the fourth one-day international at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday. England made 299-8 after they elected to bat and in reply Australia scored 278-7.

England won the toss and chose to bat against Australia in the fourth one-day international.

Australia leads the seven-match series 3-1 after wins in Melbourne, Hobart and Sydney, and named an unchanged side from the winning team at the SCG on Sunday.

England were forced to leave out spinner Graeme Swann and allrounder Tim Bresnan, who were both sent home early because of injury in a bid to have them fit for next month’s World Cup.

Swing bowler James Anderson returned for his first game of the series at the expense of youngster Chris Woakes, while Kevin Pietersen was recalled for Luke Wright.