Printed: June 14, 2018 1:57:33 am
Spinners Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid shared 5 wickets and arrange England’s three-wicket win over new-look Australia within the first one-day worldwide on Wednesday.
Ali ran via the highest order with Three-43 and Rashid took 2-36 as Australia was bowled out for 214 in 47 overs after it gained the toss and elected to bat.
Glenn Maxwell top-scored with 62 and gave the entire some respectability by sharing an 84-run sixth-wicket stand with Ashton Agar, who made 40.
A century stand between captain Eoin Morgan (69) and Joe Root (50) noticed England cruising alongside at 153-Three earlier than it misplaced three wickets in 4 overs and stumbled to 163-6 within the 32nd over.
However David Willey scored a career-best unbeaten 35 and guided England to 218-7 with six overs to spare as he raised the victory with a straight six off seamer Michael Neser.
“Very pleased, particularly with the bowlers, thought they did amazingly well,” Morgan mentioned. “The spinners turned the momentum in our favor, they’ve been a great combination for us in the middle. Moeen had a few left-handers to bowl at (and) he always gives you options, like Ben Stokes. He’s had a great day.”
Ali grabbed all his three wickets in his first 5 overs and when Rashid had Marcus Stoinis caught behind Australia slumped to 90-5 within the 20th over.
Ali had Aaron Finch caught at brief third man off his fourth ball after which had Shaun Marsh clear bowled off a straight supply earlier than captain Tim Paine tried an bold sweep solely to lob one other mild catch to Mark Wooden at brief third man.
Maxwell and Agar rebuild the innings with a half century stand earlier than Australia misplaced its final 5 wickets for 40 runs with Liam Plunkett (Three-42) choosing up three of these wickets.
The slide began when Maxwell flicked Plunkett straight to Jonny Bairstow at midwicket and Agar was trapped leg earlier than wicket by Rashid.
England, which suffered a stunning defeat towards Scotland final Sunday, faltered early in its run-chase towards Australian seamers Billy Stanlake (2-44) and Neser (2-46) and slipped to 38-Three within the eighth over.
Morgan, who hit 11 boundaries, and Root shared 115-run stand and put the chase again on monitor earlier than each had been caught behind. And in between these essential wickets Jos Buttler, dropped early on by Paine, additionally supplied a tame catch at mid on.
Willey ensured England didn’t undergo one other hiccup and took England residence with 36 balls to spare for a 1-Zero lead within the five-match sequence.
“England’s batting line is really deep, a hard side to bowl, but our bowlers did a terrific,” Paine mentioned. “Our top four or five didn’t get the job done. Maxi has been hitting the ball well in the nets and nice to see him translate that to the middle. Thought it was simple today, our top order didn’t get the job done.”