Mitchell Starc is currently playing his 29th One-Day International (ODI) © Getty Images
Mitchell Starc is currently playing his 29th One-Day International (ODI) © Getty Images

Jan 16, 2015

Mitchell Starc has dismissed Ian Bell first ball in the first One-Day International (ODI) of the tri-series. Australia and England are facing off in the first ODI at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Bell was dismissed leg-before first ball with one that came in slightly. It was a good ball to a new batsman in the middle and England have begun their campaign on a disastrous note. James Taylor was then dismissed leg-before two balls later.

Bell’s wicket is a huge blow as he has come in with some runs behind him. Against the Prime Minister’s XI, he got 187 and that was a huge boost. Losing him early is a bad start. James Taylor was in and he will bat with Moeen Ali. This is a good surface to bat on and England would now want to recover from this blow quickly. Taylor also was out for a duck as the ball was full and came in and hit the pad. But, he was given out leg-before. Joe Root walked in and got a four through the off-side to get off the mark.

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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