result
1st ODI (D/N), London, Jun 13 2018, Australia tour of England
(44/50 ov, target 215)218/7
England won by 3 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)
player of the match
Moeen Ali
England
1:56
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• The Report by Andrew Miller

Spirited Australia can't mask batting frailties as Moeen Ali spins England to victory

England put their recent indignities behind them to steal a march in the first ODI at The Kia Oval

Match centre 
Scorer: Ranjith P
Commentator: Andrew McGlashan
Scorecard summary
Australia214/10(47 overs)
Ashton Agar40 (62)
Moeen Ali3/43(10)
England218/7(44 overs)
Eoin Morgan69 (74)
Joe Root50 (71)
Andrew Tye2/42(10)
end of over 4410 runs
ENG: 218/7CRR: 4.95 
David Willey35 (41)
Liam Plunkett3 (15)
Michael Neser8-1-46-2
Kane Richardson9-1-49-1

England win by three wickets with plenty of time to spare. It's been one of their less convincing chases and for a little while it appeared they may stumble as they did against Scotland. But David Willey played calmly, an ODI career-best for him, and Australia were left to rue their own poor batting display. Eoin Morgan and Joe Root played nicely, but England's win was set up by the performance of their spinners earlier in the day. We'll bring you the presentations shortly

Sudharshan: "Good innings from Willey when everyone was throwing their wickets."

Tim Paine "England's batting line is really deep, a hard side to bowl, but our bowlers did a terrific. Let down as a batting group. A lot of those guys have good white-ball skills. They played our spinners much better than we played theirs. We have a few wickets away. Our top four or five didn't get the job done. Maxi has been hitting the ball well in the nets and nice to see him translate that to the middle. Thought it was simple today, our top order didn't get the job done."

Eoin Morgan "Very pleased, particularly with the bowler, thought they did amazingly well. The spinners turned the momentum in our favour. They've been a great combination for us in the middle. Moeen had a few left handers to bowl at. He always gives you options, like Ben Stokes. He's had a great day. The Scotland game kicked us into touch and helped is hone our skills. The big positive from today is that we were way off the mark with our batting but managed to win the game. Was nice to bat with Joe and get the momentum going, but more important we won. We can improve again with the ball and with the bat building partnerships is crucial."

Man of the Match is Moeen Ali "The most important thing is we won and to bowl the way I bowled was fantastic. I back myself in the Powerplay, have bowled with the new ball recently and feel confident with it. You wanted to make the batters hit through the off side. You just try to hold your nerve."

We'll wrap things up there for today. England are 1-0 up and the series now moves to Cardiff on Saturday. We'll see you then but for now from Gnasher, Alan and Miller it's goodbye and thanks for joining us.

43.6
6
Neser to Willey, SIX runs

good way to finish things! Full and straight, drills through the line it flies into the stands

43.5
2
Neser to Willey, 2 runs

drives a length ball on the up to mid-off, there's a direct hit but Willey is safe and the ball rebounds away for an extra run

43.4
Neser to Willey, no run

short of a length, almost pushes through the line a little early

43.3
1
Neser to Plunkett, 1 run

full at off stump, he plays forward and it slides off the outside edge to third man

43.2
1
Neser to Willey, 1 run

tucked off the pads through square leg

43.1
Neser to Willey, no run

short of a length, worked into midwicket

end of over 43Maiden
ENG: 208/7CRR: 4.83 • RRR: 1.00 • Need 7 from 42b
Liam Plunkett2 (14)
David Willey26 (36)
Kane Richardson9-1-49-1
Andrew Tye10-1-42-2
42.6
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run

full and straight, he can't beat Richardson in his follow through. A maiden. That's not an issue for England

Mid-off and mid-on are pushed back

42.5
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run

full and straight, pushed back to the bowler

42.4
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run

length ball, straight, defended

42.3
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run

full and straight, slower ball at 73mph, worked down the on side

42.2
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run

full at off stump, driven to cover

42.1
Kane Richardson to Plunkett, no run

short of a length, straight, takes a bit of a leading edge back down the pitch

Kane Richardson is back

Stefan: "On a different note - how good is Stuart Broad's commentary! He's an absolute natural, sounds like he's been doing it for decades. Very sensible conversationalist, insightful and well spoken."

end of over 421 run
ENG: 208/7CRR: 4.95 • RRR: 0.88 • Need 7 from 48b
David Willey26 (36)
Liam Plunkett2 (8)
Andrew Tye10-1-42-2
Michael Neser7-1-36-2

That's Tye done. Another good outing for him

41.6
Tye to Willey, no run

full at off stump, pushed to mid-on

41.5
Tye to Willey, no run

short outside off, 73mph, defended to backward point

Two balls left for Tye. Can he do a Stanlake? (Who is off the field, as it happens)

41.4
Tye to Willey, no run

nips in on a good length, Willey is slightly hurried into his defensive shot

41.3
Tye to Willey, no run

good length, angled in from round the wicket, defended to the off side ring

41.2
Tye to Willey, no run

defeated by a slower one again, dropped in short, he's through his pull way to early, goes on the second bounce to Paine

41.1
1
Tye to Plunkett, 1 run

full at off stump, driven to deep cover

Aman Ajmani: "Australia missing Starc dearly here to clean up the tail!"

end of over 416 runs
ENG: 207/7CRR: 5.04 • RRR: 0.89 • Need 8 from 54b
David Willey26 (31)
Liam Plunkett1 (7)
Michael Neser7-1-36-2
Andrew Tye9-1-41-2

Single figures needed for England

40.6
4
Neser to Willey, FOUR runs

he's like that area today! Touch of width outside off, driven on the up behind point and it beats third man...Tye could have done better with his attempt to flick it back

40.5
1
Neser to Plunkett, 1 run

good length at off stump, blocked through the off side, point can't get across and it runs to the cover sweeper

Best performances - batsmen
Eoin Morgan portrait
EJG Morgan
69 runs (74)
11 fours
0 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
cover drive
15 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
91111771617
Glenn Maxwell
GJ Maxwell
62 runs (64)
4 fours
2 sixes
Control88%
Productive shot
flick
19 runs
1 four
0 sixes
0381817520
Best performances - bowlers
Moeen Ali player portrait
MM Ali
O
10
M
1
R
43
W
3
ECO
4.3
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Liam Plunkett portrait
LE Plunkett
O
8
M
0
R
42
W
3
ECO
5.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Kennington Oval, London
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
SeriesAustralia tour of England
Season2018
Player Of The Match
Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali
Series resultEngland led the 5-match series 1-0
Match numberODI no. 4009
Hours of play (local time)13.00 start, First Session 13.00-16.30 Interval 16.30-17.15, Second Session 17.15-20.45
Match days13 June 2018 - daynight match (50-over match)
ODI debut
Michael Neser
Michael Neser
Umpires
Sri Lanka Image
Kumar Dharmasena
England Image
Rob Bailey
TV Umpire
South Africa Image
Marais Erasmus
Reserve Umpire
England Image
Alex Wharf
Match Referee
Sri Lanka Image
Ranjan Madugalle