Australia are rebuilding their innings against England. Aaron Finch is playing the role of an anchor and has already scored his 9th century. While Finch has stayed at the crease as an opener, three wickets around him have pushed back Australia who were asked to bat after England won the toss and elected to bowl. David Warner fell early and though Smith looked good, he wasn’t able to convert the start. Travis Head was also removed early in his innings. England needed to tighten the screws at MCG but Finch is still out there and scoring some quick runs. England have been a successful team in the limited-overs format and have won matches with their aggressive approach. If they can put the disappointment of the Test series away, they can be very dangerous against Australia. The last one year has been a successful one for England in the ODIs while Australia have struggled in the 50-over game winning only five games last year. Catch the Live Cricket Score Australia vs England 1st ODI at MCG here
Australia vs England Live Cricket Score 1st ODI at MCG 1110 hrs IST: WICKET! And that’s Aaron Finch gone! Easy catch behind the stumps to the wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow. Moeen Ali gets his man, and it’s a huge relief for the visitors.
1100 hrs IST: SIX! HUNDRED FOR AARON FINCH! What a way to score his 9th ODI hundred and it comes against England at MCG. He has put Australia in a commanding position here.
1050 hrs IST: Aaron Finch takes a single and completes his 3000 ODI runs. He enters into 80s and is on his way to score his 9th century.
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1040 hrs IST: Australia have played 27 overs in their innings and scored 147. In that process, they have lost three wickets. Marsh and Finch at the crease
1030 hrs IST: Mitchell Marsh has been a good support for Finch here. He is just focussed on rotating the strike and given more time to Finch to play his innings.
1010 hrs IST: FIFTY! Finch clearly showing his class here. He has a half-century in no time and looking good for a century here
1000 hrs IST: Finch is looking in great form here! Another four. He is not sparing any bowler. Australia need him to continue till the end and revive this innings.
0936 hrs IST: Gone! Steve Smith has been dismissed and it is Adil Rashid who has given England the breakthrough! What a wicket. It was a bit wide with a hint of turn. Smith has got an inside edge. Buttler takes a good catch behind the stumps
0930 hrs IST: 50 up for Australia in the 10th over. Smith and Finch have been very good against this England bowling. After 10 overs, Australia are 52 for the loss of one wicket
0910 hrs IST: Nine overs bowled in the Australian innings. They are 23 for 1 with Steve Smith and Aaron Finch at the crease
0857 hrs IST: WICKET! David Warner is gone early. Brilliant bowling from Mark Wood. He pitches one short and it is quick. Warner can only lob it to slips where Root takes the catch
0850 hrs IST: Okay, here we go! Chris Woakes will bowl to Aaron Finch. And what a start for Finch and Australia. A beautiful drive from Finch through mid-on to get four!
0837 hrs IST: Will England miss Ben Stokes in this lineup? Or can they cope up with the absence of Stokes in Australia? Big test for them
0830 hrs IST: England XI — Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood
Australia XI: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Mitch Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye
0825 hrs IST: England have won the toss and they have elected to bowl against Australia in Melbourne. Interesting decision that
0815 hrs IST: Big match for England as well. They have been brilliant in the 50-over games in the recent past and a win here would be so good for them.
0800 hrs IST: Welcome to the coverage of the first ODI between Australia and England. After the Test series, this will be a big test for England.
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