Australia vs England, 1st ODI, Live Cricket Score and Updates: After laying their hands on the T20 World Cup, Jos Buttler’s England stayed back in Australia for a 3-match ODI series which begins on Thursday. The series will more or less mark the beginning of preparations for the upcoming 50-over World Cup next year in India. England, obviously, will be high on confidence after emerging as the newest t20 World Champions a few days back. But for the hosts, it’s a start from the scratch as newly-appointed captain Pat Cummins takes charge of the team with this series against the Three Lions. Read More
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Half-centuries from David Warner, Steve Smith and Travis Head guided Australia to a comfortable six-wicket win over England in the first ODI at the Adelaide Oval. Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bowl first. And England suffered three jolts inside eight overs with Pat Cummins striking twice to get rid of Phil Salt and James Vince. The pair of Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler stabilised the innings with a 52-run stand for the fifth wicket. The partnership was broken by Adam Zampa when he got rid of Buttler on 29. Malan went on to score a century and was out for 134 off 128, an innings that featured 12 fours and four sixes. David Willey was the next best scorer making an unbeaten 34. In reply, David Warner and Travis Head led a rollicking start with a 147-run partnership to put Australia in control. Head made 69 while Warner fell on 86. Steve Smith then peeled off a fifty of his own and was unbeaten on 80 as in the company of Cameron Green (20*), he guided them to the target in 46.5 overs.
Thanks to a sparkling century from Dawid Malan, England recovered from a poor start to finish with a competitive 287/9 against Australia in the series opener. Malan made 134 off 128 with the help of 12 fours and four sixes. The next best contribution came from the bat of David Willey who made an unbeaten 34. In reply, Australia had a scintillating start with the opening pair of David Warner and Travis Head adding 147 runs before being separated.
The 52-run partnership between Dawid Malan and captain Jos Buttler has been broken by spinner Adam Zampa. Buttler holed out after scoring 29 off 34. Meanwhile, Malan has completed his half-century and has been joined by Liam Dawson. England 157/5 in 30 Overs.
Marcus Stoinis breaks the stand which was going along nicely for England. Lands outside off, it is on a length. Pitches and then jags back in. Sam Billings looks to play an expansive drive down the ground but this sneaks between the gap of bat and pad and hits the stumps. Marcus Stoinis is pumped up.
ENG: 66/4 after 13.2 overs
Soft dismissal and Vince walks back. Cummins leading from the front. Length delivery, around off, it angles in at first, lands, and then moves away. Vince looks to play the original trajectory but the movement does him in. It goes off the outside edge and Carey does the rest.
ENG: ENG: 31/3 after 7.1 overs
Australia are off to a terrific start in this game. England tried to calm down the nerves as Phil Salt smashed a couple of boundaries to Pat Cummins but the Aussie skipper settled the score by getting Salt caught by Steve Smith at the second slip. A delivery later, Mitch Starc chipped in to get rid of struggling Jason Roy, knocking him over with a lovely inswinger.
ENG: 22/2 after 5 overs.
Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Jos Buttler(w/c), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Sam Billings, Chris Jordan, Olly Stone, Luke Wood
David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Alex Carey(w), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins(c), Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Marsh, Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar
Hello and Welcome to the live blog of 1st ODI between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval.
Cummins admitted Wednesday that Australia have a point to prove after their failure at the Twenty20 World Cup, with champions England in their sights in a one-day series this week. They went into the World Cup as defending champions but failed to go beyond the group phase, in contrast to Jos Buttler’s men who powered to the title with a gripping win against Pakistan on Sunday.
Australia head into the series with a near full-strength side apart from Glenn Maxwell, who broke his leg in a freak accident at a birthday party at the weekend. With Finch no longer in the team, Travis Head has been recalled to open with David Warner. Head has a strong record as an ODI opener, scoring nearly 600 runs from 15 innings including a century in Pakistan in March. But he hasn’t made a sizeable score so far this summer.
Eight members from England’s successful T20 World Cup squad have remained in Australia for the one-day series, including Buttler and player-of-the-tournament Sam Curran, as they kick-start a year-long build-up to defending their 50-over title in India.
They also boast Sam Billings, Jason Roy and James Vince, who are regulars in Australia’s Big Bash League and familiar with local conditions. But Ben Stokes, England’s hero in the T20 World Cup final, will play no part after recently calling time on his ODI career.