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Cricket: England rally around captain Cook and hope to salvage some pride

Published on Jan 22, 2014 5:31 PM

PERTH (AFP) - England will be battling to avoid another series whitewash in the fourth one-day game against Australia on Friday, and are rallying round their beleaguered captain.

Australia triumphed by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare in the third one-day international in Sydney on Sunday to sweep the series 3-0, with Alastair Cook admitting for the first time he will reconsider his captaincy after the weekend's final 50-overs match in Adelaide.

But England spinner James Tredwell says the team who also lost the Ashes 0-5 still has some fight left in them and supports Cook.

"We've spoken a lot about pushing back and giving them a bit of their medicine," Tredwell said. "We're trying to be really honest with ourselves. We understand that we've not been good enough on this tour.

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