David Warner hit 127 off 115, laced with 18 fours, to guide Australia to a three-wicket win over England in the first ODI of the tri-series. Chasing 235 for a win, Aussies reached the target in 39.5 overs to earn a bonus point. England pacer Chris Woakes bagged four wickets. Mitchell Starc was adjudged Man of the Match for his 4/42. Catch all the highlights of the match here: (SCORECARD/SCHEDULE/NEWS)
03:25 PM IST: Century! David Warner scores his third hundred. Since his 163 (Brisbane) and 100 (Adelaide) against Sri Lanka in March 2012, this is Warner's first ton in 30 innings. Australia 179/3 (33.3 overs), need 56 more
02:22 PM IST: FIFTY! David Warner slams his 11th half-century. Australia 88/2 (16.3 overs), need 147 more.
02:02 PM IST: Chris Jordan finds success in breaking the 38-run partnership for the second wicket as he gets Shane Watson for 16. It was a short delivery and Watson pulled it to deep mid wicket where Chris Woakes took a good running in catch. Australia 71 for two (12.2 overs).
01:30 PM IST: WICKET! Chris Woakes strikes and Australia lose their first wicket in the seventh over. Aaron Finch stood in the crease to punch the ball on the off side but drags it onto his off stump in the process. He scored 15. Australia 33 for one (6.2 overs).
12:20 PM IST: That's it! England are all out for 234 in 47.5 overs and it's Mitchell Starc, who finishes things off in style. First he gets Centurion Eoin Morgan and then removes the last-man Steve Finn with a yorker. Morgan hit 121 and was the lone bright spot for England. Starc grabbed four wickets, while James Faulkner picked up three. A wicket each to Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty and Glenn Maxwell, who also took four catches.
12:00 PM IST: Century! Captain Eoin Morgan scores his seventh hundred. England 198/7 (44.4 overs)
11:10 AM IST: FIFTY! Eoin Morgan scores his 23rd half-century. Goes down the track against Xavier Doherty and lofts it over long off to reach his sixth fifty as captain. England 132/5 (33.2 overs) vs Australia
11:01 AM IST: FIFTY STAND! Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler have added fifty runs for sixth wicket. England 119/5 (31.2 overs).
10:07 AM IST: Xavier Doherty strikes in his first over and breaks the 36-runs stand for the fifth wicket. It was short and Ravi Bopara goes on backfoot and slices it straight to Glenn Maxwell at backward point. Eangland 69 for five after 15.3 overs.
9:32 AM IST: England are in all sorts of trouble vs the Aussies. After Starc picked up two wickets in the first over, Cummins dismissed Joe Root while James Faulkner got into the act, getting rid of the dangerous Moeen Ali. England are tottering at 33/4 after electing to bat.
8:48 AM IST: Mitchell Starc is off to a sensational start for Australia. The left arm seamer reduced England to 4/2 after the first over, seeing off Ian Bell and James Taylor. This is disaster for England. However, they have two solid batsmen in their midst now - Joe Root and Moeen Ali. This is going to be an uphill task for the duo.
8:25 AM IST: England will bat. Eoin Morgan in his first full time match as England captain won the toss and revealed they did not want to take a chance with Anderson, who's still not hundred per cent fit. Australia on the other hand, have left out Johnson and Hazlewood, who had a heavy workload in the Test series vs India.
Australia: AJ Finch, DA Warner, SR Watson, SPD Smith, GJ Bailey (C), GJ Maxwell, BJ Haddin (WK), JP Faulkner, MA Starc, PJ Cummins, XJ Doherty
England: MM Ali, IR Bell, JWA Taylor, JE Root, EJG Morgan (C), RS Bopara, JC Buttler (WK), CR Woakes, CJ Jordan, SCJ Broad, ST Finn
8:17 AM IST: England have announced their playing XI for the tri-nation opener and as was expected, there's no James Anderson. He was nursing an injury and obviously the team did not want to take any chances.
England begin life with Alastair Cook. Australia are without Michael Clarke. New captains, new ambitions but with similar goals. With the World Cup a little less than month away, the tri-series will help iron out the edges for sure.
England have impressed in their two warm-up matches against an Invitational XI and a Prime Minister's XI. According to Sky Sports, Ian Botham is tipping 7/4 shots England to win their opening tri-Series match against Australia in Sydney. Ian Bell has made a blistering start to the tour, including 187 in Wednesday's victory over the Prime Minister's XI but a lot will depend on Joe Root and Moeen Ali. Both have proved to be match-winners in the recent past.
Australia have a terrific captain in George Bailey. The Tasmanian is in the top 10 of the ICC's one-day batting rankings. He needs 55 runs to break David Boon's record as the fastest to 2000 ODI runs for Australia. He is the captain for this series, and likely for the start of the World Cup.
The fourth Test between India and Australia was played at the Sydney. If the pitch remains the same, then there should be a run feast. This series will be a test for Morgan, who has captained England in eight ODIs and averages 71.16 as leader.