Adil Rashid (left) celebrates the fall of a wicket with Eoin Morgan

After dominating the first One-Day International (ODI) at Southampton in phases, and subsequently letting go of the hold, England will be disappointed at an anti-climactic loss. The promise, however, shown by their top-order batsmen and their bowling attack — until they leaked runs in the last bit of Australia’s innings — will probably have the team management  resisting making major changes to the line-up for the second ODI at Lord’s. Chasing 306 to win, the team looked well in the hunt till the 32nd over, when a dramatic middle-order collapse put paid to their hopes. Abhishek Mukherjee suggests the loss, nevertheless, will not prompt any change to the likely XI, unless benched fast bowlers are given a chance. Scorecard: England vs Australia, 2nd ODI at Lord’s

Top-order: Openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy began their chase in Southampton with clean strikes off Australia’s fast bowlers, and mixed defence and attack in a suitable way to put on 70 at more than a run a ball. Though Hales departed via a slog to midwicket, he showed enough promise that Australia would have made plans for him. Roy, the newcomer at the opening slot, had an indifferent debut ODI series against New Zealand, but against Australia he gave a better account of himself en route to his highest international score of 67. James Taylor was busy at the crease, and accelerated with his own scrappy method of putting bowlers off their lengths and mixing his strokes well. Morgan looked solid while he lasted. READ: James Taylor looks at Shane Watson’s send off as a compliment

Middle and Lower-order: Ben Stokes is too powerful an all-round match-winner to be unsettled from the side despite not performing up to his potential at Southampton. Jos Buttler has been having a quiet run with the bat, but he has immense counterattacking capabilities, and will be expected to come good soon. Moeen Ali played three serene drives amid wickets falling around him, to show why he has been thought of highly as a batsman. The fast-bowling attack of Steven Finn, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood — assisted by Stokes — were not as successful as their spin counterparts, and were expensive too. Just to provide a different look to the attack, one or both of Liam Plunkett and David Willey may be given a go-ahead. The seamers were unable to put a hold on Australia’s batting during the middle overs, and eventually proved less successful than their counterparts in the opposition camp. READ: England will have to improve a lot to beat Australia in ODIs, feels Eoin Morgan

Adil Rashid, the leg-spinner, was the only bowler to create problems for Australia; he mixed his leg-breaks and googlies well to fox the batsmen, and from a dominant position reduced them to 193 for 6. Rashid was the second-highest wicket-taker in the series against New Zealand last month as well, alongside Finn, and so his inclusion will be a no-brainer.

England Likely XI: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, James Taylor, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Steven Finn

(Abhishek Mukherjee is a reporter with CricketCountry. His Twitter handle is @bhejafryyy)