Aaron Finch held fort for Australia despite the early wickets at the other end © Getty Images
Aaron Finch held fort for Australia despite the early wickets at the other end © Getty Images

Aaron Finch smashed 135 runs against England in a Pool A encounter at the Melbourne Cricket Ground during the ICC World Cup 2015. He beat Aamer Sohail’s 114 to become the holder of highest score on Australian soil at World Cups. Live Updates: Australia vs England Pool A match at Melbourne

Player R BF 4s 6s SR Opposition Venue
AJ Finch (Aus) 135 128 12 3 105.46 v England Melbourne
Aamer Sohail (Pak) 114 136 12 0 83.82 v Zimbabwe Hobart
PV Simmons (WI) 110 125 8 2 88 v Sri Lanka Berri
Rameez Raja (Pak) 102* 158 4 0 64.55 v West Indies Melbourne
DC Boon (Aus) 100 147 8 0 68.02 v West Indies Melbourne

Finch’s score of 135 came of just 128 balls, setting up the perfect platform for Australia to target a score of 350 in the first innings against England. Glenn Maxwell and Brad Haddin are now at the crease and have been hitting the ball all across the park. Live Scorecard of  Australia vs England 2nd ODI Pool A match at Melbourne

Earlier, England decided to take the field first after winning the toss. Australia entered the match as favourites on grounds of recent form as well as their One-Day International (ODI) dominance against England of late. But England have been rejuvenated under the leadership of Eoin Morgan and will hope to start their World Cup campaign with a victory. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: POINTS TABLE

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