On Thursday, the first One Day International was played between Australia and England at the Adelaide Oval. Australia won the toss and elected to bowl first. England, while batting first, were put under pressure straight away and lost four quick wickets for just 66 runs in the first 14 overs. But with Dawid Malan still on the crease, the English side hoped to make a comeback, which they eventually did on the back of the southpaw’s valiant century.
With his well-made 134, Malan pushed England’s total to 287 at the end of the first innings. Adam Zampa stood up for Australia with his three-for while their skipper Pat Cummins picked as many wickets as well. While there were many moments to take away from Australia’s chase, David Warner’s interaction with a young fan caught the eye.
During the 46th over of Australia’s innings, a fan showed a placard in which it was written that “David Warner can I have ur shirt?”. In reply, the opening batter showed a placard which had written “Get one off Marnus”.
Watch the video here:
What a rollercoaster! #AUSvENG @davidwarner31 @marnus3cricket pic.twitter.com/gFnke3Gctw
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) November 17, 2022
Australia’s stunning chase
Concerning the chase, Australian openers Warner and Travis Head built up a brilliant partnership of 147 runs before Chris Jordan dismissed Head in the 20th over. The top performers for the Kangaroo side with the bat were Warner and Steven Smith. The left-handed opener scored 86 off 84 balls at a strike rate of over 102 with 10 fours and a six, On the other hand, Smith scored 80 runs off 78 balls with a strike rate of 102.56 which included nine fours and a six. Head also scored crucial 69 runs at a strike rate of over 121, including 10 fours and a six.
Australia won the first ODI by six wickets with 19 balls to spare in their innings. Dawid Malan was awarded the Man of the Match award for a magnificent century. Australia went 1-0 up in the three-match series. The second ODI will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, November 19, 2022, where Australia will be looking to take a 2-0 lead and on the other hand England will try to bounce back and level the series 1-1.
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