England started ODI series with victory

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Friday, June 15th, 2018 | 0

Finally the most desiring ODI series between Australia and England has started. Earlier, the visiting team Australia played two tour matches against Sussex and Middlesex. In both case guest teams won the matches. So, they got full confidence about their official play against England. But yesterday the match between England and Australia took place. England started ODI series with victory where two preparation matches of Australia did not work properly.

England started ODI series with victory

Team Australia is passing very worst time where they lost their regular captain Steve Smith. Smith was suspended from international game for almost 1 year and he will never get his captaincy back due to his illegal action. Besides, Aussie lost David Warner as well.

On the other hand, team England is in regular schedule. They did play a two matches Test series against Pakistan and earlier they played an ODI match against Scotland. They faced lost against Scotland unfortunately but in Test series against Pakistan, they made 1 – 1 draw.

Now, Australia is touring England to play an ODI series which consists of five matches and a T20I match against team England. The competition has started with ODI series.

In 13th June, 2018 the first ODI between the superpower team staged. The host ground was the Oval, London. In the match team Australia won the toss and decided to bat first. Tim Paine started his career with national team as ODI captain. Besides, for team Australia Michael Neser made his ODI debut through the match.

Finch and Head started the innings for Australia. Both are very renowned players and ODI experts. Besides, both used to take shots according to their style. Finch scored 19 runs and Head scored only 5 runs so far. Marsh and Stoinis tried to do better and both of them added 24 runs and 22 runs respectively. Captain Paine also failed to do better result but scored 12 runs only. Only Glenn Maxwell played well along with Agar. Both of them scored 62 runs and 40 runs respectively. In 47 overs team Australia faced all out and in the meantime, they scored 214 runs so far. Plunkett and Moeen Ali took three wickets each for the team England where Rashid took to wickets so far.

Openers of ENgland did not do good. In just 38 runs top three players were gone. But in the 4th wicket partnership between Root and Morgan, they added more then 120 runs jointly. Basically based on their partnership, team England got victory. Root scored 50 runs and Morgan scored 69 runs so far. In 44 overs, team England reached the target by losing seven wickets so far.

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