Australia stay grounded while on verge of 7-0 sweep over England

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London, Sep.19 (ANI): With an historic 7-0 whitewash of their one-day series against England firmly within their grasp, Australia's cricketers head to Durham.

No team has ever swept a seven-match series, but Tim Paine, the stand-in wicketkeeper-batsman whose maiden international century led Australia to a 111-run victory and a 6-0 lead at Trent Bridge on Thursday, has played down the importance of the word whitewash.

"We'll be talking about the seventh game and how we're going to go about winning it," Paine said.

The Australians have completely outclassed England all series and the home side have just one more chance to salvage a bit of pride.

England captain Andrew Strauss is barely able to contain his frustration following his team's latest defeat.

"Sitting around in a team room having a chat about it is not going to solve anything. What is going to solve it is a couple of guys standing up and showing the necessary character to go out and turn things around," Fox Sports quoted Strauss, as saying.

"Six-nil is bad enough, to be honest with you. We've got one more opportunity to show our calibre as a side. We need to take that opportunity," he added. (ANI)

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