After their highly-impressive campaign in the T20 World Cup 2022, champions England are being hosted by Australia in the three-match ODI series that started today in Adelaide. Pat Cummins won the toss for the hosts and chose to bowl against the newly-crowned T20 world cup winners.
Australia struck early, with Cummins drawing the first blood after he found the outside edge of Phil Salt (14 off 15). Just two balls later, Mitchell Starc joined the party and got rid of explosive batter Jason Roy with his trademark inswinger
It all happened in the fifth over of England’s innings when Starc bowled on a good length, and Roy wasn’t sure whether to go forward or stay back. The white leather came back in sharply, ripping through and shattering the stumps.
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After 22 overs, England have managed to post 111/4 on the board. The three lions were in deep trouble at one stage, having lost four wickets for 66, but experienced campaigners Dawid Malan (40*) and Jos Buttler (25*) steadied the ship for England.
Earlier, Australia left out Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Marsh in the playing XI and picked up Ashton Agar along with Cameron Green. The approach of picking spinners somehow shows Australia’s plans for the forthcoming ODI World Cup in India.
“Looks like a really good wicket that will stay the same throughout, so we’ll try and chase something down tonight. We’re really excited. We’ve had a good freshen-up the last week. [Team News] Carey at 5, Stoinis at 6, Green at 7, two spinners, Agar and Zampa, Starc and myself,” Cummins said at the toss.