Australia vs England, 1st ODI, Highlights: David Warner, Steve Smith Shine As Australia Kick-Start Pat Cummins' Era With Win
England vs Australia, 1st T20I Highlights: Australia beat England by six wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Australia vs England, 1st ODI, Highlights: Steve Smith slammed an unbeaten 80, while openers David Warner and Travis Head also hit fifties as Australia defeated England by six wickets in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Chasing a target of 188, Australia crossed the finishing line in 46.5 overs. Earlier, Dawid Malan scored a magnificent 134 as England recovered from a poor start to post 287/9 at the Adelaide Oval. The second ODI will be played in Sydney on Saturday, November 19. (SCORECARD)
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Travis Head, Steven Smith, Marnus Labuschagne, Alex Carey(w), Marcus Stoinis, Cameron Green, Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins(c), Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler(w/c), Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Luke Wood, Olly Stone
AUS vs ENG, 1st ODI, Live
That is it from this game then! The second ODI now becomes a must-win for the visitors whereas, Australia can clinch the series with a win in Sydney. That game will be played on the 19th of this month and it begins at 0850 IST (0320 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!
Pat Cummins says he is happy to get this win. Applauds the performance of Ashton Agar. Says it was a management decision to keep Josh Hazlewood out. Shares it was a good opening partnership. Reckons he is getting better and better as well.
Dawid Malan wins the Player of the Match award. He says it was a good wicket with a lot of bounce. Adds it was though to miss the latter stage of the World Cup but he had to come here and prove his fitness. Shares that Australia bowled well with the new ball. Feels they were 30-40 runs short. Reckons it was important to score runs, hopes to keep scoring and stay in the squad.
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Earlier in the day, after electing to bowl, Australia kept picking wickets at regular intervals but it was Malan's outstanding knock which took England close to 300 which we felt was a competitive score then. However, it was easily knocked off by the Aussies courtesy some excellent batting by Head, Smith and Warner.
The English bowlers will be disappointed with the way they bowled, yes the wicket was flat but they would have loved to make Australia work hard for their runs. There were far too many boundary balls first up and they were quite inconsistent with their lines and lengths. Once the two openers fell though, the likes of Willey, Stone and Dawson bowled quite well but the game was gone by then.
A dominating win then for the Aussies to take a 1-0 lead in this series. Have to say, the victory was set by the openers who were on the charge right from the word go. They added 147 in no time with both scoring half tons. That more or less turned the tide completely into the favor of the Aussies. Then there was another handy stand between Warner and Smith before Warner fell 14 short of a ton. Australia then kept losing wickets at regular intervals but the run chase was always under their control. Once the two openers fell, Smith took the onus onto himself, stayed till the end and took his side over the line.
SIX! Smith hits the winning runs. Tossed up on middle. Smith heaves it to deep mid-wicket for a biggie. AUSTRALIA WIN BY 6 WICKETS.
FOUR! Pitched up on middle. Smith clears his front leg and smashes it to long on for four runs.
Flatter and on middle. Smith skips down and blocks it.
On middle. Smith smacks it to mid on but hits Green on the other end, on his boot and deflects to mid-wicket.
Short and outside off, cut to point.
FOUR! Pulled away! Short in length and on off. Green pulls it to deep mid-wicket for four. 7 runs needed now.
A bouncer on middle. Green leaves it alone.
Length ball, outside off, Green punches it to cover.
On middle, this is hit to mid-wicket for a single.
Short in length and on middle. Green pulls it to deep square leg for one.
Length and on middle, flicked to deep square leg for one.
Flatter and outside off, Green punches it to cover. He wanted a single but was sent back and a misfield allows him to get back.
On middle, blocked out.