Australia v England ODI result: Warner-Head partnership leads to Aussie victory

Australia has defeated England by six wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) at Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

Pat Cummins hosted his first ODI has captain and opened his account with a strong victory.

The Aussies sent the visitors into bat first and immediately put the pressure on.

Cummins (3/62) and Adam Zampa (3/55) were ferocious in attack, combining for six wickets and putting the home side on the front foot.

However, an excellent knock from Dawid Mulan (134 runs off 128 balls) salvaged something for England.

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The Poms finished with 9/287 after the 50 overs, which is a defendable score.

David Warner (86 off 84) and Travis Head (69 off 57) opened for Australia and put their fans at ease.

The pair set up the victory with an 147 run partnership before Head was dismissed.

Steve Smith entered the picture and continued the impressive run that Warner and Head began.

Smith finished the match not out, stranded on 80 runs from 78 balls.

The England bowling attack had no answers for the home side but will need to take some learnings into their next ODI on Saturday at the SCG.

Warner-Head opening partnership

The Aussies were given the task to run down England’s 287 runs after sending the travellers into bat first.

Insert David Warner and Travis Head, who got the home side off to a flyer.

The opening pair were on from the first ball, making their presence felt and getting on the front foot to put the pressure back on England.

Warner and Head combined for 147 runs before the latter was caught on 69 off 57 balls.

The number 31 did fail to make the ton, stranded on 86 runs (off 84 balls).

Despite a great knock from Warner, his two-year nightmare continues as he struggles to reach the elusive 100.

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Mulan’s ton

England’s loss was softened by Dawid Mulan’s knock at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday.

When all seemed lost for the visitors, Mulan came in when the Poms were 1/18.

Through brilliant shot making, the Aussies could not find a way to get their man.

Mulan went on to score 134 runs off 128 balls, including 12 four’s and four six’s in his innings.

Mulan unfortunately missed out on the T20 World Cup success but is keen to make amends for the tournament in this series.

Ashton’s fielding brilliance

Ashton Agar’s day with the ball wasn’t his best but there were moments of individual brilliance that will make him smile during his sleep.

In a rare occurrence, Agar forced a run out, sending Liam Dawson back to the sheds.

Aside from another two catches in the field, the 29-year-old defied gravity when he saved a certain six.

In a desperate attempt to keep the ball from going over the boundary, Agar denied Mulan a maximum and received the applause from many,

The spin bowler was brought into the ODI team to get him ready for the Indian tour.

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