Australia defeated England by 19 runs in the first match of the three-match ODI series. Batting first, Australia scored 294 runs for 9 wickets in 50 overs. In response, the England team could only manage to score 275 runs for 9 wickets. With this, Australia took a 1-0 lead in the series. Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood was adjudged ‘Man of the Match.
England had a poor start chasing 295 runs as the team’s four wickets fell for just 57 runs. Josh Hazlewood dismissed Jason Roy (3) and Joe Root (1).
Sam billings scored first century of his career:
Sam Billings handled the innings, scoring 118 off 110 balls and scoring the first century of his ODI career. Six batsmen of England could not even touch the figure of 10 runs. The team could only manage to score 275 runs for 9 wickets.
Apart from him, opener Johnny Bairstow also scored 84 runs off 107 balls. For Australia, Adam Jampa took 4 wickets and Josh Hazlewood took 3 wickets.
Marsh and Maxwell played half-century innings:
Australian team played brilliantly as Marcus Stoinis scored 43 runs, Mitchell Marsh (73) and Glenn Maxwell (77). Marsh scored the 12th half-century of his ODI career. The two shared a 126-run partnership for the sixth wicket.
At the same time, England’s Jofra Archer and Mark Wood took 3-3 wickets. Adil Rashid got 2 and Chris Woakes got 1 wicket.
Three ODIs at the same venue after 41 years:
Manchester’s Old Trafford stadium is hosting all three matches of this ODI series between Australia and England. This is happening after 41 years when three consecutive matches of a series between England and Australia are being played on the same venue. The last three consecutive matches at the same venue between the two countries were last played in Melbourne in 1979.