England Beat Australia By Three Wickets In 1st ODI
Zeeshan Mehtab 7 months ago Thu 14th June 2018 | 08:10 AM
London, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News, app - 14th Jun, 2018 ) :England returned to winning ways after their shock six-run defeat by Scotland with a three-wicket victory over Australia in their one-day international series-opener at The Oval on Wednesday.
However, the world's top-ranked ODI side made hard work of chasing down a modest target of 215 before finishing on 218 for seven with six overs to spare.
David Willey (35 not out) ended the match with a six off Australia debutant Michael Neser as England went 1-0 up in this five-match series.
The 2019 World Cup hosts had been cruising to victory during a fourth-wicket stand of 115 between England one-day captain Eoin Morgan (69) and Test skipper Joe Root (50) that helped them recover from 38 for three.
Off-spinner Moeen Ali took three top-order wickets on his way to three for 43, with paceman Liam Plunkett following up with three for 43.
Brief scores Australia 214, 47 overs (G Maxwell 62; L Plunkett 3-42, M Ali 3-43) England 218-7, 44 overs (E Morgan 69, J Root 50) result: England won by three wicketsSeries: England lead five-match series 1-0j