Cricket: Australia hope to inflict further pain on England and close out ODI series

SYDNEY (AFP) - Australia will be looking to open England's "scars" and close out the one-day series tomorrow, wicket-keeper Brad Haddin said after his team's thrilling one-wicket victory over the luckless tourists in Brisbane.

Alastair Cook's men have now lost the opening two one-day internationals which follow their demoralising 0-5 loss in the Ashes, despite coming desperately close at the Gabba yesterday.

Chasing 301 for victory, Australia looked finished at 244-9 with six overs remaining until all-rounder James Faulkner took to the crease and smashed 69 runs from just 47 balls to deliver the improbable win.

England have now lost seven times in a row to Australia and Test vice-captain Haddin said there would be no mercy shown by the home side in the next game.

Australia have a chance to close out the five-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground tomorrow by going to an unbeatable 3-0, "and that's what we're looking to do", he said.

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