Home side never in trouble as the Three Lions’ horror tour continues.
Australia eased past England for a convincing seven-wicket victory on Sunday that wrapped up the one-day series with two matches still to play.
The hosts put the brakes on England at the Sydney Cricket Ground, restricting the tourists to 243-9, and then smashed 244 with 10 overs to spare.
Opener David Warner set the tone blasting 71 runs off 70 balls before miscuing Ben Stokes for a simple chest-height catch to Ian Bell.
Shaun Marsh equalled that score in a patiently built innings and hit the winning runs.
Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin crashed an unbeaten 35 off 33 balls after skipper Michael Clarke went for 34 to a fine delivery from seamer Ravi Bopara.
Alastair Cook won the toss and chose to bat, but despite some promising starts no one could go on to a big score.
Irish-born Eoin Morgan made the highest total with 54 while tailender Tim Bresnan scored 41 off 29 balls.
After a 5-0 Ashes whitewash and demoralising losses in the first two ODIs in Melbourne last Sunday and Brisbane on Friday, England still have to face Australia in Perth on Friday and Adelaide next Sunday.
Full scoreboard after the third one-day international between Australia and England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday:
A. Cook c Maxwell b Coulter-Nile 35
I. Bell run out (Warner) 29
B. Stokes c Clarke b Doherty 15
G. Ballance c Christian b Coulter-Nile 26
E. Morgan c and b Christian 54
R. Bopara c Haddin b Faulkner 21
J. Buttler b Christian 4
T. Bresnan not out 41
S. Broad c Haddin b Coulter-Nile 1
C. Jordan c Finch b Faulkner 10
J. Tredwell not out 2
Extras (lb2, w2 nb1) 5
Total (for 9 wickets, 50 overs) 243
Fall of wickets: 1-50 (Cook), 2-70 (Bell), 3-91 (Stokes), 4-121 (Ballance), 5-177 (Bopara), 6-186 (Morgan), 7-195 (Buttler), 8-198 (Broad, 9-225 (Jordan))
Bowling: Faulkner 6-0-35-2, Pattinson 6-0-41-0, Coulter-Nile 10-0-47-3, Doherty 10-2-28-1, Maxwell 9-0-38-0, Christian 9-0-52-2
A. Finch c Bopara b Jordan 22
D. Warner c Bell b Stokes 71
S. Marsh not out 71
M. Clarke b Bopara 34
B. Haddin not out 35
Extras (lb4 w5, b2) 11
Total (for 3 wickets, 40 overs) 244
Fall of wickets: 1-43 (Finch), 2-121 (Warner), 3-172 (Clarke)
Did not bat: G. Maxwell, D. Christian, N. Coulter-Nile, J. Faulkner, J. Pattinson, X. Doherty
Bowling: Jordan 9-0-56-1, Broad 8-0-61-0, Bresnan 6-0-42-0, Tredwell 9-0-42-0, Bopara 5-0-14-1, Stokes 3-0-23-1
Man of the Match: David Warner
Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI), Simon Fry (AUS)
Third Umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)