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    England v Australia

    Kia Oval, June 13, 2018

    1st ODI - England v Australia Royal London ODI Series 2018

    Australia 1st Inn 214 all out
    England 1st Inn 7/218
    Australia won the toss and elected to bat.
    England win by 3 wickets
    England Over: 44.0  RR: 4.25
    Batsmen Runs B 4s 6s SR
    D.J. Willey 35 41 5 1 85.37
    L.E. Plunkett* 3 15 0 0 20.00
    Bowlers O M R W Econ
    M.G. Neser 8.0 1 46 2 5.75
    K.W. Richardson* 9.0 1 49 1 5.44
    Last Wicket: M.M. Ali, 17 (c. sub b. Neser) - 7/197

    It would otherwise be another innocuous ODI series, but Australia’s tour of England takes on extra significance this time around. Join The Roar for live scores and coverage of the first ODI at The Oval from 10pm (AEST).

    Australia have undergone a changing of the guard following the bungled tour of South Africa and the ball-tampering scandal, with this being new coach Justin Langer’s first chance to get his hands on the team.

    With the World Cup in England just 12 months away, this tour gives the tourists some vital preparation time.

    Steve Smith and David Warner are obviously still suspended, so the team will be led by wicketkeeper Tim Paine and opening batsman Aaron Finch. Exacerbating the issue is that the side’s three top quicks – Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood – are all back at home with injury.

    It means the pop-up attack will feature Kane Richardson, Jhye Richardson and probably Billy Stanlake, while Nathan Lyon has been recalled to the limited overs team ahead of the dropped Adam Zampa.

    Australia have had two warm-up wins ahead of the series, against Sussex and Middlesex, with D’Arcy Short, Travis Head and Marcus Stoinis all showing some form to confirm their spots in the team.

    England, who won their ODI series Down Under earlier this year after a failed Ashes campaign, will be out to kick Australia while they are down.

    They have their own injury issues, with gun all-rounder Ben Stokes and pace bowler Chris Woakes out of action, but the squad is still strong.

    Their last ODI commitment was way back in February, when they beat New Zealand 3-2, and they will be confident heading into this series.

    Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow have really come into their own at the top of the order and with other big hitters like Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan featuring, they will look to pick the Aussie attack apart.

    Their bowling, while having more experience, isn’t necessarily better pound-for-pound and they will look to win the game with the willow in hand.

    England have the better team on paper and with home advantage, it’s hard to see them dropping this first ODI.

    England to win comfortably.

    Be sure to join The Roar for live coverage of the first ODI between England and Australia from 10pm (AEST) and don’t forget to add a comment in the section below.

    One of the mainstays of The Roar, Scott Pryde has written over 2000 articles covering everything from rugby league to basketball, from tennis to cricket. You can follow him on Twitter @sk_pryde.

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    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 5:03am | ! Report

      Thanks for joining me here on The Roar for the first ODI. Hopefully you enjoyed the call.

      We will be back for the second at 8pm (AEST) on Saturday.

      Bye for now.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 5:02am | ! Report


      England defeat Australia by 3 wickets
      Toss: Australia to bat first


      Pos. Batsman name How out Runs Balls faced 4s 6s
      1 Aaron Finch Caught Wood, Bowled Ali 19 24 2
      2 Travis Head Caught Bairstow, Bowled Willey 5 4
      3 Shaun Marsh Bowled Ali 24 30 4
      4 Marcus Stoinis Caught Buttler, Bowled Wood 22 32 1
      5 Tim Paine Caught Wood, Bowled Ali 12 19 1
      6 Glenn Maxwell Caught Bairstow, Bowled Plunkett 62 64 4 2
      7 Ashton Agar LBW Rashid 40 62 4
      8 Michael Neser Caught Root, Bowled Plunkett 6 14
      9 Andrew Tye Caught Buttler, Bowled Plukett 29 20 2 1
      10 Kane Richardson Caught Root, Bowled Root 1 10
      11 Billy Stanlake Not Out 0 3


      Bowler name Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
      Mark Wood 8 1 32
      David Willey 8 1 41
      Moeen Ali 10 1 3 43
      Adil Rashid 10 2 36
      Joe Root 3 20
      Liam Plunkett 8 3 42

      AUSTRALIA: 10/215 (47)


      Pos. Batsman name How out Runs Balls faced 4s 6s
      1 Jason Roy Bowled Stanlake 0 2
      2 Johnny Bairstow Caught Head, Bowled Richardson 28 23 6
      3 Alex Hales LBW Neser 5 10
      4 Joe Root Caught Paine, Bowled Stanlake 50 71 4
      5 Eoin Morgan Caught Paine, Bowled Tye 69 74 11
      6 Jos Buttler Caught Richardson, Bowled Tye 9 11 2
      7 Moeen Ali Caught Short (sub), Bowled Neser 17 17 3
      8 David Willey Not Out 35 41 5
      9 Liam Plunkett Not Out 3 15
      10 Adil Rashid
      11 Mark Wood


      Bowler name Overs Maidens Wickets Runs
      Billy Stanlake 10 1 2 44
      Michael Neser 8 1 2 46
      Kane Richardson 9 1 1 49
      Andrew Tye 10 1 2 42
      Adam Zampa 5 28
      Glenn Maxwell 2 9

      ENGLAND 7/218 (44)

    • 4:56am
      Dan in Devon said | 4:56am | ! Report

      Thanks for blog. Guess this is what happens when Graeme Hick is your batting coach!

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:55am | ! Report

      Good effort from Willey who ends up with 35 not out.

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:54am | ! Report

      SIX! England win!
      I’d ask why Willey didn’t do that a few overs ago, but anyway. He dispatches Neser straight back over his head, puts him into the grandstand and that’ll be that.

      England win it by three wickets with 36 balls to spare.

      England 7/218 (44)
      Australia: 10/215 (47)

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:53am | ! Report

      Quick single from Willey to mid off. The direct hit causes a deflection and they scamper back for a second.

      Three to win.

      Over: 43.5
      England 7/212
      Required score: 215

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:52am | ! Report

      And the runs are coming from everywhere! Plunkett grabs a single to third man now. Five to win.

      Over: 43.3
      England 7/210
      Required score: 215

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:52am | ! Report

      Now Willey does grab a single behind square, working it off the pads. The Aussies have been far too straight in their bowling to the lefties today.

      Over: 43.2
      England 7/209
      Required score: 215

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:51am | ! Report

      Neser switches ends. Starts back of a length, into the pads of Willey who drops it into the leg side. No run.

      Over: 43.1
      England 7/208
      Required score: 215

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:50am | ! Report

      Well, this is a real painful slog for viewers at the moment. Even worse for those in Australia where it’s almost 5am.

      The result is a foregone conclusion, but Plunkett plays out a maiden here.

      Over: 43
      England 7/208
      Required score: 215

    • Roar Guru

      Scott Pryde said | 4:48am | ! Report

      Plunkett defends the next couple.

      Over: 42.3
      England 7/208
      Required score: 215

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