Live Cricket Score: England vs Australia, 4th ODI at Cardiff

Australia lead the series 1-0 after their 88-run win at Old Trafford © Getty Images

Sep 14, 2013

After the first and thrid One-Day International (ODI) matches being washed, the fate of the series depends on the result of fourth ODI at Cardiff on Saturday. Australia lead the series 1-0 and a win at Cardiff will ensure them series win with only one game left to be played. England on the other hand will be aiming to level the series and come back strong to win the last ODI and lift the series, defeating Australia both in Ashes and ODIs.

Earlier, Australian pace bowler Mitchell Johnson has warned England to expect another ferocious assault in Saturday’s fourth one-day international in Cardiff.

“I have that confidence and belief in my bowling,” Johnson said on Friday. 

“Whoever I’m up against, I’m confident I can get them out and intimidate them — that’s what I’ll be doing here and in every game going forward.

“When you can get those guys out with the short ball, it can be very intimidating — and the short ball is part of my armoury.

“When I’ve been at my best, being aggressive, I bowl that ‘armpit’ ball or a nice ball to the throat of the batsman — and then I try to use the ball swinging, getting it up there for the lbws or bowleds or catches behind.”

On the other hand, England bowler James Tredwell insisted that England will be ready for Australia if they try the same aggressive tactics in cardiff and the hosts will look to level the five-match series at 1-1.

“They came pretty hard at me in that game, pretty much a plan by the looks of it,” he said on Friday.

“On another day, it might have been three for 20 after those four overs. When they come hard like that, it obviously gives me a chance to take wickets as well.”

(With inputs from AFP)

Teams:

Australia: Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), George Bailey, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Johnson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint McKay.

England: Michael Carberry, Kevin Pietersen, Jonathan Trott, Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Boyd Rankin, Steven Finn.
 
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