Kent spinner James Tredwell made his first competitive appearance of England’s tour Down Under as the Australians clinched the ODI series in Sydney on Sunday.
The 31-year-old former Kent skipper - who had played in England's big win over a Prime Minister's XI the week before - scored two not out as England posted 243-9 from their 50 overs in the third of five ODIs following the ill-fated Ashes series.
Tredwell’s nine overs with the ball in reply went for 42 runs, among the most conservative of the England attack, though he went wicketless as the hosts cruised home with seven wickets and 10 overs to spare to seal the series win.
With England seeking to avoid another whitewash, the fourth ODI is at Perth on Friday morning (3.20am GMT) with the final clash at Adelaide on Sunday.
A three-match t20 series follows next week in Hobart, Melbourne and Sydney.