David Warner's third ODI century propelled Australia to a three wicket win over England at Sydney © Getty Images
David Warner’s third ODI century propelled Australia to a three wicket win over England at Sydney © Getty Images

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Jan 16, 2015

Mitchell Starc declared Man of the Match for his incredible figures of four for 42 in 8.5 overs.

It’s all over at Sydney! James Faulkner scores the winning runs and Australia beat England by four wickets and earn the bonus point as they’ve finished the match within 40 overs. David Warner scored 127 off 115 balls to lead his side to a well-deserved win. Read Nishad Pai Vaidya‘s match report

Brad Haddin is run-out at the non-striker’s end. James Faulkner tries to get a single after the ball is played towards Ravi Bopara, who runs towards the stumps and knocks the bails off

David Warner perishes after scoring a match-winning century. He tries to play one shot too many and holds out in the deep. He walks off to a standing ovation from the crowd.

Two balls after Bailey was dismissed, Glenn Maxwell too is caught behind. Though there was no concreteb proof of an edge, the umpire still gives it out. Maxwell is out for a duck.

Australia captain George Bailey is caught behind off the bowlong of Chris Woakes. Bailey played an extremely slow innings as he managed just 10 runs from 25 balls. Hoever, he was able to provide good support to David Warner, who got to his third ODI century.

David Warner reaches his third ODI century. This is his first ODI century at SCG and his first since 2012. Australia still need 56 to win of 99 balls. Australia will earn a bonus point, if they reach the target of 235 within 40 overs.

Steven Smith is clean bowled by Moeen Ali after he made a brisk 37. Smith was slow to get off the blocks but did extremely well in the 87-run stand along with David Warner. Warner on the other end is just 14 runs away from his century.

Australia are dominating the proceedings after reaching 140 for two in 25 Overs. Steven Smith has slowly started to be a little more aggressive. David Warner on the other hand has been scoring over a run-a-ball as he eyes yet another century.

Australia reach 100 in the 20th over, chasing 235 to win the first ODI against England at Sydney. David Warner is still batting on a half-century and is well supported by Steven Smith at the other end. Warner is looking more and more dangerous now as he sets his eyes on another century.

David Warner brings up hi 11th ODI fifty of 48 balls. He is currently supported by Steven Smith at the other end. Warner made a cautious start to the innings and once he got his eye in he started exploding. Warner will be key to Australia’s victory in the first ODI at Sydney.

Australia are maintaining a superb run-rate as they look to chase England’s target of 235 in 50 Overs. David Warner is batting magnificently and Steven Smith, who had a wonderful Test series will look to carry his form into the shorter format.

Australia have made a brisk start to the run-chase, scoring 55 runs for the loss of one wicket in the first powerplay. Aaron Finch was the only batsman dismissed for 15. David Warner and Shane Watson have been at their attacking best so far. Australia need 235 to win the first ODI of the triangular series.

Aaron Finch is dismissed for 15 after he plays on. Shane Watson joins David Warner out in the middle. Although Australia have a good batting line-up, they’d want to finish the match comfortably without any hiccups. Hard-hitting Warner had a fantastic Test series against india and would want to carry on his form in the ODI series as well.

Openers David Warner and Aaron Finch have played risk-free cricket to ensure that Australia were off to a steady start. Australia need 235 runs to win the first ODI of the triangular series.

Chris Woakes bowls a maiden over to David Warner. Been a great start for England so far, but they need to pick up quick wickets to have any chance of winning.

David Warner and Aaron Finch come out to open the batting for Australia and Chris Woakes opens the bowling for England. Australia need 235 runs to win the first match of the series. Eoin Morgan had earlier scored a century to propel England to 234.

The England innings has come to an end at 234 in 47.5 Overs. Captain Eoin Morgan’s century propelled England to a respectable score after they got off to a disastrous start. Mitchell Starc was the pick of the bowlers with figures of four for 42 and James Faulkner, who was extremely clever with his bowling ended with three for 47. Glenn Maxwell, Patrick Cummins and spinner Xavier Doherty picked up one wicket each.Australia need 235 runs to win in 50 overs. Here is Nishad Pai Vaidya‘s innings report.


James Faulkner finishes the game off and Australia win by three wickets, which earns his side a bonus point.


Brad Haddin has to depart after he was run-out by Ravi Bopara at the non-striker’s end.
B Haddin 16 (8) run out Bopara


After a magnificent century, David Warner perishes fater trying to go for another big shot. Chris Woakes picks up his fourth wicket of the match.
D Warner 127 (115) c Bell b Woakes



Australia lose two wickets in three balls but are still well on course to win the game. They could attain the bonus point as well.
G Maxwell 0 (2) c Buttler b Woakes


Skipper George Bailey is caught behind off the bowling of Chris Woakes. This is Woakes’ second wicket after Aaron Finch, who he dismissed early on
G. Bailey 10 (25) c Buttler b Woakes



David Warner reaches his third ODI century, which happens to be his first century at his home ground.





Steven Smith is cleaned up by Moeen Ali for a well made 37. He supported David Warner extremely well as the duo put on 87 for the third wicket
S Smith 37 (47) b Moeen Ali


At the half-way stage, Australia are well on course to win the match. They need less than 3.8 runs per over to win with eight wickets in hand.


Australia 103/2 | Overs 20

Australia ate maintaining a steady run-rate as they bring up their 100. Steven Smith is playing a cautious innings at the other end.


David Warner brings up his 11th ODI fifty of 48 balls but Steven Smith is going at a very slow pace at the other end.


Australia look well on course to win the game. They have lost Aaron Finch and Shane Watson so far. With plenty of power-hitters coming down the order, they are favourites to win it comfortably


OUT! Shane Watson is caught by Chris Woakes in the deep as he tries to dominate the bowling.
S Watson 16 (20) c Woakes b Jordan


Australia are off to a magnificent start, scoring 55 in the first powerplay. David Warner has been at his attacking best after a slow start. Shane Watson gives him company out in the middle.




Aaron Finch drags the ball back into the stump and has to make the long walk back to the pavilion
A Finch 15 (19) b Woakes


Australia are off to a good start in their pursuit of 235, which England had set earlier.


Chris Woakes bowls a maiden over to David Warner and England are off to a good start.




England are finally all out for 234 in 47 overs. Steven Finn was the last man out for a duck
S Finn b Starc 0 (1)


Skipper Eoin Morgan is finally dismissed for 121. Morgan was going for quick runs to make sure that England go past 250 after a torrid start. Morgan hit 11 fours and three sixes along the way.
E Morgan 121 (136) c Maxwell b Starc



OUT! Chris Jordan has been dismissed in pursuit of quick tuns for 17 from 21 balls with Faulkner picking up his third wicket of the match
C Jordan 17 (21) c Maxwell b Faulkner


Eoin Morgan reached a magnificent century with a four after he hoists Faulkner over mid-off. This is Morgan’s eighth ODI century.



OUT! Chris Woakes is out caught be Steven Smith at mid-wicket. Glenn Maxwell picks up his first wicket with his gentle off-spinners
C Woakes 8 (13) c Smith b Maxwell



The batting powerplay ends and England have recovered to a certain extent. They only lost the wicket of Jos Buttler in those five overs


OUT! Jos Buttler is out after going for the big one. He is caught at deep cover by Warner off the bowlling of Faulkner
J Buttler c Warner b Faulkner


Eoin Morgan reaches his half-century off 88 balls to give his side a good start in the first over of the batting powerplay. England would look to consolidate considering the fact that Morgan and Buttler are well set.


England are approaching the batting powerplay as they try their best not to lose another wicket. Meanwhile, Morgan and Buttler bring up their 50-run stand.


Skipper Eoin Morgan closes in on his half-century as he along with Jos buttler try to resurrect the England innings


At the half-way stage England are still struggling as Australia look to bowl the opposition as soon as possible


Australia remain on top but skipper Eoin Morgan is battling hard to ensure that his side put up a respectable score.


England 89/5 | Overs 21

England look to revive their innings as the hosts are all over them at the moment. Jos Buttler can do both — play attacking strokes as well as hold the innings together. Clearly Morgan is the man in pressure at the moment.


OUT! England lose their fifth wicket after Bopara tries to cut Doherty and Maxwell hangs on to it at point. England in further trouble now
R. Bopara 13 (18) c Maxwell b Doherty


England have steadied the innings somewhat and have managed to play out five overs without getting a wicket


Australia will be happy with their efforts in the powerplay after just conceding 39 runs and picking up four wickets along the way.


Moeen Ali plays one shot too many as he goes for yet another lofted shot. Maxwell takes the catch at cover.
Moeen Ali 22 (21) c Maxwell b Faulkner


Moeen Ali is playing good aggressive cricket out in the middle and has already struck two fours and a six as well. Skipper Morgan keeps him company at the other end.


Pat Cummins joins the act as he removes Joe Root for just five. Root was trying to drive on the up and edged the ball to the slip where Shane Watson Watson was waiting. His bowling partner at the other end Mitchell Starc struck early as he managed to pick up two wickets in the opening three balls of the match. Moeen Ali is now joined by skipper Eoin Morgan and now have a humongous task of getting their innings back on track.

OUT!Joe Root is out trying to drive on the up and lobs the ball in the air and is caught by Shane Watson of the bowling of Pat Cummins.

England 4/2 | 1 OverM. Ali 0 (0) J. Root 4 (3)

England are finally off the mark after two wickets in the first over by Starc. Patrick Cummins to bowl the second over of the match.

England 0/2 | 0.2 OversMoeen Ali 0 (0)

OUT! Mitchell Starc gets his second wicket in three balls. James Taylor is out for a duck, LBW once again to Starc. Joe Root walks out to the middle.


James Taylor LBW Starc 0 (2)

Joe Root 5 (15) c Watson b Cummins

England 0/1 |0.1 OversMoeen Ali 0 (0)

Ian Bell is out of the first ball of the innings. He’s out LBW to Starc


Ian Bell LBW Mitchell Starc 0 (1)



Australia take on England in the first ODI of the triangular series. England have won the toss and elected to bat first. Australia come off the back of a memorable 2-0 win over India in the Tests. England begin a new era under new skipper Eoin Morgan. Mitchell Johnson and James Anderson are the two noticeable absentees from either sides. Gurinder Sandhu will wait to make his debut for Australia as Mitchell Starc, James Faulkner and Patrick Cummins complete the fast bowling department. Michael Clarke is still out due to injury and although he has been picked for the ICC World Cup 2015, he will have to prove his fitness before February 21.

Australia have announced their team for the first ODI. The most noticable absence is fast bowler Mitchell Johnson. Even Josh Hazlewood doesn’t make it to the side. Xavier Doherty is the lone spinner in the side.

England have won the toss and elected to bat first. Eoin Morgan says James Anderson will be fit for the next game against India at Brisbane.

England have announced their team for the day. James Anderson misses out due to injury and is replaced by Steven Finn. Skipper Eoin Morgan takes charge of the game for the first time since the sacking of Alastair Cook. Ian Bell will look to carry on his good form from the practice game against Prime Miniter’s XI.

Australia: George Bailey (c), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin (wk), James Faulkner, Mitchell Starc, Patrick Cummins, Xavier Doherty.

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, James Taylor, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Stuart Broad Steven Finn.

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the first ODI between Australia and England here at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in Sydney on Friday. I am Pramod Ananth, and I will be bringing you all the live updates from the what is expected to be an exciting contest.

After an enthralling four-match Test series against India, Australia begin their final ODI campaign in a traditional tri-series against India as well as England, with just less than a month to go before they host the World Cup jointly with New Zealand. Being the last ODI series for all the three teams before the mega event, it would be a very important platform as the build-up to the event heats up hereon.

In the first game of the series, it’s the hosts taking on England in an arch-rival match here at the SCG. It is expected to be a full house as traditionally, Australia-England clashes have always drawn spectators globally since the old days of the Ashes rivalry which still continues to burn hot.

Regarding the game, it is expected to be a hard clash and tough fight as both the teams would love to prove a point. However, Australia being the home team have surely got the upper hand, while England, who are fresh from the ODI series loss against Sri Lanka in the sub-continent last month would look to turn things around in their favour and prove themselves as well. The series loss against Lanka has resulted in Alastair Cook being sacked as the captain and Eoin Morgan would lead the side instead. While for Australia, it George Bailey who would lead as regular skipper, Michael Clarke is still recovering from his injury and threatens his position in the World Cup squad as well.

In the team composition, looking at the traditional Sydney track which usually assists spinners more than that of pacers, both the teams would like to go in with an extra spinner. However, it won’t be surprising if the pacers come in to the role as there would be quite an amount of something that would surely assist them along with some seam as well.


Australia: George Bailey (c), Aaron Finch, David Warner, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Xavier Doherty, Gurinder Sandhu, Kane Richardson, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner.

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ravi Bopara, James Taylor, Gary Balance, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn.

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