AUS vs ENG: Australia defeated the current T20 and ODI champions England by 6 wickets in the first match of the three-match ODI series. The Kangaroo team defeated the double champion British in this match. Batting first after losing the toss, England did not have a good start but Dawid Malan played a century of 134 runs to put a strong target in front of Australia. In reply, Travis Head and David Warner gave Australia a blistering start of 147 runs and thanks to that the hosts achieved the target of 288 runs in 46.5 overs losing 4 wickets.
How was the match?
This was the first match of the three-match series and now the second match will be played in Sydney on November 19, which will be crucial for England to save the series. If we talk about this match now, then the emphasis of both the batsmen and the bowlers was seen here. In this match played in Adelaide, Australia captain Pat Cummins decided to bowl first. England started badly and lost three wickets in the form of Jason Roy, Phil Salt and Vince for 31 runs. After this, in a short innings of 17 runs, Billing supported David Malan, who was handling one end, but he also became the victim of Stoinis.
David Malan played a strong inning of 134 runs off 128 balls and due to this England’s score reached 287 for 9 wickets in 50 overs. After losing 4 wickets at 66, Butler, Dawson, Livingstone and David Willey (34 not out) supported Malan with small partnerships. Pat Cummins and Adam Zampa took 3-3 wickets for Australia. At the same time, Mitchell Starc and Marcus Stoinis got 1-1 success. In response, David Warner and Travis Head gave a bang to the Kangaroo team chasing the target of 288 runs.
Warner and Head start well
Warner scored 86 off 84 balls and Head scored 69 off 57 balls to add 147 runs in just 19.4 overs for the first wicket. Marnus Labushen could score only 4 runs but Steve Smith took the team to victory by playing an unbeaten inning of 80 runs. In the end Alex Carey contributed 21 and Cameron Green contributed 20 not out along with Smith to give the team an easy 6 wicket win. For England, David Willey took 2 and Liam Dawson and Chris Jordan took 1-1 wickets. The last match of this series will be played on 22 November.
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