Joe Root was dismissed on a score of five © Getty Images
Joe Root was dismissed on a score of five © Getty Images (File Photo)

Jan 16, 2015

England have lost the wicket of Joe Root in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the tri-series. England are playing Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground and have started off in a disastrous manner. They lost the wicket of James Taylor and Ian Bell in the first over bowled by Mitchell Starc. Australia have kept the pressure since. Eoin Morgan and Moeen Ali are batting in the middle.

Root hung out his bat to Pat Cummins in the fourth over. It was a nothing shot and got the edge that flew to Shane Watson at first slip. Watson accepted the chance quite easily. Root played a poor shot and that cost him his wicket. Having said that, one must compliment the way the Australians have bowled today. They have kept the pressure on England.

England had won the toss and had elected to bat first. Eoin Morgan has taken over Alastair Cook as captain and has some good players in the unit. Australia are not playing Mitchell Johnson in this game. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are the main fast bowlers with Xavier Doherty as the spinner.

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