Matthew Wade of Australia laid the platform for World Cup holders achieve their 59 run win over England in the first ODI in Southampton.Australia lost four wickets for 29-runs to be 193 for six in the 37th over. But Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh turned the wave. After Adil Rashid had taken four for 59-runs, their uninterrupted stand of 112 in 13 overs saw Australia to 305 for six.
In the run-out of Shane Watson, Wade took nine balls to score in his first run and faced 50 deliveries in total including 12 fours for his part.
At the World Cup, England suffered a 111-run beating by Australia. Despite looking well set at 152 for two in the 27th over after Jason Roy’s opening round of 67 from 67 balls, the hosts, England, were bowled-out for 246 with 27 balls left chasing 306. It would have been a 12th four if Roy was not caught.
England still have a long way to go
“We still have a long way to go, but defeat in the first One Day International (ODI) is part of a learning curve.” – England captain, Eoin Morgan admits. He also insisted that they should have played better in their run chase, but the experience will assist them well down the line.
The Captain praises Adil Rashid and Jason Roy
Rashid and Roy were praised by Morgan for their performances. Roy put on 70 for England’s first wicket before Hales recklessly holed out off Marsh. His innings ended when he sliced off spinner Maxwell to point on 67.
With Matthew Wade’s and Marsh’s stand a seventh wicket record for Australia against England, they both added 93 runs in the last 10 overs.
The five match series will continue on Saturday at Lord’s.