After non-stop T20 action at ICC T20 World Cup, Australia is back to 50 Over action. Australia and England will be playing three ODIs and they played the first one on 17th November. James Vince got a place in England ODI side along with Jason Roy, Phil Salt as openers. Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, Luke Wood, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Olly Stone got a chance to play in this ODI. World Cup Heores for England Alex Hales, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingston, Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Harry Brook have been sent back for rest.
Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and elected to field first. England lost opener Phil Salt (14) early and Jason Roy (6) followed him. Dawid Malan took charge of the innings but James Vince (5) also failed. Sam Billings (17) kept him company for a while but they did not build a considerable partnership. Captain Jos Buttler had to re-build the innings and he scored 29 runs off 34 balls to put up 52 runs partnership with Dawid Malan. England lost 5 wickets for 118 runs in 23.1 overs. Australia bowlers kept the things tight for English batsmen to take any kind of advantage.
Dawid Malan kept going on one end and he found Liam Dawson (11), Chris Jordan (14) assisting him to take score to 199/7 in 36.5 overs. David Willey and Dawid Malan have put on 60 runs for 8th wicket. Dawid Malan scored 134 runs from 128 balls giving England a score to fight against Australia. David Willey (34) pushed score to 287/9 in 50 overs. Dawid Malan scored his second century in ODIs and played an innings that will make him a popular player for sure. Hence, he even won the Player of the Match too. Adam Zampa (3/55), Pat Cummins (3/62), Mitchell Starc (1/45) and Marcus Stoinis (1/23) became wicket-takers for Australia.
Australia started their chase of 288 runs in 50 overs with David Warner and Travis Head negating any kind of early jitters. Openers have put on 147 runs partnership in 19.4 overs giving no chance for England to come back into the chase. Travis Head scored 69 runs off 57 balls and David Warner continued to milk England bowlers for runs while Steve Smith took his time to find his rhythm. David Warner missed his century after scoring 86 runs off 84 balls. Steve Smith held the chase together and Alex Carey (21), Cameron Green (20) accompanied him. Steve Smith ended Not Out scoring 80 runs off 78 balls. Australia scored 291/4 in 46.5 overs and won by six wickets. Liam Dawson (1/65), Chris Jordan (1/49) and David Willey (2/51) took wickets for England.
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Earlier in the game, left arm spinner Asthon Agar took a brilliant catch off Dawid Malan shot on boundary and threw it back into field in air.
Here’s the video of Asthon Agar’s brilliant catch/save on the boundary:
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