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England have avoided the threat of a 5-0 Ashes drubbing, holding out for a tense draw in the fourth Test against Australia in Sydney, and they are hoping to end a tough series on a high in Hobart.

The Tasmanian capital hosts its first Ashes Test, a day-night match, as the injury-hit tourists bid to build on their battling performance at the SCG.

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England's last-wicket pair James Anderson and Stuart Broad clung on for a draw in the fourth Test but Australia are 8/11 favourites to wrap up a 4-0 series victory in Hobart.

Another draw can be backed at 21/10 and, as in Sydney, scattered showers are likely to disrupt play throughout the match. Only two of the 13 Test matches at the Bellerive Oval have ended in draws, however, and the last seven all produced a positive result.

England are 15/2 to follow in the footsteps of New Zealand (2011) and South Africa (2016) by beating Australia in Hobart and it is 3/1 that their struggling batting unit claims a first-innings lead for the first time in the series.

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England look set to be without the injured Jos Buttler (finger) and Ben Stokes (side strain) while Jonny Bairstow, who scored a brilliant century in the fourth Test, is doubtful due to a thumb injury.

Sam Billings has joined the squad after a successful stint with Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash and the wicketkeeper-batsman, who has played 25 ODIs and 33 T20 internationals for England, is poised to make his Test debut.

Josh Hazlewood remains sidelined for Australia and Mitchell Starc is due a rest after playing the first four matches. Usman Khawaja scored centuries in both innings on his return to the Test team in Sydney so the Aussies may have to drop opener Marcus Harris if they are to squeeze Travis Head back into the 11.

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Australia to win - BET NOW

Australia have been denied an Ashes clean sweep but there was no let-up in their intensity in the fourth Test, where they were frustrated by the weather and some obdurate England batting to fall just one wicket short of victory.

That draw came at a cost for England, who could be without three senior players in Stokes, Buttler and Bairstow, and Australia's bowlers will look forward to having a crack at a patched-up top order.

The Aussies have a formidable record in day-night Tests, winning all nine of their pink-ball matches after a 275-run rout of England in Adelaide before Christmas.

The fact that the hosts are struggling to find a place for Travis Head, whose 152 set them on their way in the first Test in Brisbane, shows their batting strength and they should complete a 4-0 win.

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This could be the final home Ashes Test for Australia opener David Warner and the 35-year-old should be backed to star at a venue where he has enjoyed success at Test level.

Warner averages 62 after four appearances in Hobart, scoring a century against New Zealand in 2011 and reaching fifty in three of his other six innings at the Bellerive Oval.

He has a fine record in day-night Tests, enhanced by his first-innings 95 against England in Adelaide, and, having made 94 in the series opener at the Gabba, he will be desperate to sign off with a century.

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