England have won the toss and invited Australia to bat first in an important game of ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in Edgbaston, Birmingham.
It is a do-or-die scenario for Australia because if they lose to England then they will be out of the competition. England have a semis spot. If they win, Bangladesh will join them. If Australia win, they march through.
Having not completed an innings so far in the tournament, Australia have had limited chance to assess their batsmen. Chris Lynn could be in contention for a call-up, but less clear is who would sit out to accommodate him.
Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steven Smith(c), Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Travis Head, Matthew Wade(w), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball
Here are the live Updates:
# England beat Australia by 40 runs on Duckworth Lewis method
# Rain stops play, Australia on verge of losing to England
# Ben Stokes scores 3rd ODI century, England need 38 more runs to win vs Australia
# Match is still on, Morgan RUN OUT! Zampa's outstanding fielding helps Australia regain momentum. Eng 195-4 (32 overs)
# Spectacular show by Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes put Australia on back foot. England 144-3 in 23 overs.
# Pat Cummins to Stokes, FOUR! Two consecutive boundaries put Australia under pressure.
# England look confident after play resumes, score 58-3 in 10 overs.
# Rain stops the match. Australia put England under pressure by striking 3 early wickets. Eng 35/3 (6.0 Overs)
# Hazlewood to Root, OUT! Spectacular bowling by Australia. Root scored scored 15 in 14 balls.
# Hazlewood to Hales, OUT! Australia on fire. Hales goes for duck.
# Starc to Roy, OUT! Australia strike in the first over after poor batting performance.
# Stokes to Head, 2 RUNS on the last ball. Australia in a not-so-good position against England, score 277-9 in 50 overs.
# Stokes to Head, SIX! Can Australia make a comeback in the last over.
# Wood to Zampa, BOWLED! Australia in huge trouble. 254-9 after 47 overs.
# Rashid to Pat Cummins, OUT! Unstoppable Rashid on fire puts Australia under pressure. Aus 253-8 after 46 overs.
# Adil Rashid to Starc, OUT! Rashid strikes two in the same over. Australia in trouble.
# Adil Rashid to Wade, CAUGHT & BOWLED! Briliant performance by England. He scored only 2 runs.
# Wood to Maxwell, OUT! Spectacular catch by Roy near the rope. He scored 20 in 31 balls.
# J Ball to Head, FOUR! two consecutive boundaries help Australia gain momentum
# Australia after 40 overs: 220-4, Maxwell 18(26) Head 26(30)
Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# OUT! Smith Departs. Big blow for Australia, He was Looking good and it was very soft dismissal. He scored 56 in 77 balls.
# Mark Wood [5.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack
# Plunkett to Smith, FOUR! Fifty comes up for the skipper. his 17th in ODIs.
# Australia after 30 overs: 172-3, Smith 49(67) Head 8(6)
# Adil Rashid to Henriques, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!! Really soft dismissal. He has gone for 17(19)
# 11 runs of the 25th over and with that Australia are 147/2 Smith 41(52) Henriques 8(10)
# Stokes to Finch, out Caught by Eoin Morgan!! And 50 comes up for Stokes as well but of wickets and not runs.
# Australia after 20 overs: 114/1, Finch 57(56) Smith 31(40)
# Hundred comes up for Australia and they are looking very good in a must-win encounter.
# After 18 overs, Australia are: 98/1, Finch 51(48) Smith 22(35)
# Only the second score above 19 and second fifty for Finch in his last 10 ODI innings.Third 50 in nine innings in England (Avg 40, SR 88).
# Australia after 15 overs AUS 76/1, Finch 40(42) Smith 11(23)
Once more David Warner fails to make an impact in England. But Australia have a start.— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 10, 2017
# Australia after 10 overs 56/1, Finch 25(24) Smith 8(11)
Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease
# OUT! Mark Wood strikes and the big the Warner departs.
# Australia after 6 overs 31/0 Warner 16(20), Finch 14(16)
# Australia after 3 overs: 11/1 Finch: 10(9), Warner 1(9)
# England have won the toss and decided to bowl first.