Australia win toss, bowl first in 3rd ODI against England

Mitchell Johnson (left) will hope to make good use of the overcast conditions early on in the innings © Getty Images

Sep 11, 2013

Australian skipper Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to field against England in the third One-Day International (ODI) in Birmingham.

There was a brief delay due to the showers but that has not had a bigger impact as the play is set to begin in sometime. The visitors have brought in Josh Hazlewood for Fawad Ahmed while England are fielding the same side from the second ODI.

Australia took a 1-0 lead over the hosts after thrashing them in the second one-dayer at Old Trafford. They now have a chance to take an insurmountable lead in the third match.


England: Kevin Pietersen, Michael Carberry, Jonathan Trott, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Steven Finn, Boyd Rankin

Australia: Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke (c), George Bailey, Adam Voges, Matthew Wade (wk), Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Clint McKay.

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