On Thursday, November 18, at Adelaide Oval, Australia defeated England by six wickets in the opening One-Day International (ODI) of the three-game series of Australia vs England.
With 19 balls remaining, the Australians successfully defended their goal to take a 1-0 series lead in the three-match ODIs. It was the first time that ace fast bowler Pat Cummins led Australia in ODIs, and it was also his first success in the format.
After his team’s victory in game one of the series, he admitted guilt to the charges of sluggish overrate. According to the AAP, match referee David Boon penalized each player’s match payout by 40%.
When Australia was deemed to have bowled two overs above the allotted time. According to the format’s international cricket laws, players on the offending side will be fined 20% of their total salaries for each over that is played outside of the window.
Dawid Malan earlier struck an outstanding 134 off 128 deliveries, including 12 fours and 4 sixes. The visitors were in trouble at 66/4 at one point, but Malan spearheaded the comeback as England scored 287 runs for 9 in 50 overs.
Australia vs England: First Match Australia Won Easily
David Willey helped Malan reach a good total with an unbeaten 34 runs off 40 balls. The home team made a strong start while chasing 288 runs thanks to David Warner and Travis Head, who dominated the batting and reached their century partnership in just 88 balls.
Up until Head was caught by Phil Salt for 69 off Chris Jordan’s bowling at the deep square leg, there didn’t seem to be any danger. David Warner almost reached his first century in nearly three years when in run 86.
He pushed David Willey into the air and was beautifully caught by Sam Billings at a deep backward square. Despite losing Marnus Labuschagne for four runs, Australia won because of Steve Smith’s unbroken 80 off 78 balls.
Prior to the upcoming Test series against the West Indies and South Africa. Australian head coach Andrew McDonald has decided to rest Pat Cummins. Australia’s interim captain Josh Hazlewood will lead the team when he wins the toss and decides to bat against the visitors.
Australia Won The Series By 2-0
Australia defeated England by 72 runs in the second One-Day International on Saturday. Giving them a commanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series of Australia vs England. Sam Billings (71) and James Vince (60) both scored fifty pluses. But England still failed to reach the goal thanks to four wickets from Adam Zampa and Mitchell Starc.
At the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, Australia defeated England in the second one-day international of the three-match series by scoring 280/8 in 50 overs. All thanks to innings from Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne, who each scored 94 and 58 runs, respectively. After acting captain, Josh Hazlewood won the toss and decided to bat first. Australia lost David Warner and Travis Head early.
As Pat Cummins is resting, Hazlewood is guiding Australia in the second ODI. As they take on England in the second ODI, Australia hopes to win the series. After winning the first game in Adelaide by a margin of six wickets, the hosts are up 1-0 in the series.