Australia makes 304-8 in 1st ODI vs England

Eoin Morgan plundered 81 runs from 76 balls as England beat a Cricket Australia XI

Joe Root is expected to be fit for England's first one-day global of the series against Australia on Sunday.

He said: "I know they had a hard run with weather in the Champions Trophy, they didn't even complete a full game against us, and certainly that was a struggle for them".

Sitting down at the MCG, where England had been thrashed by Australia in the opening match of the 2015 World Cup on the way to early elimination, Morgan said the struggles of that tournament had been a major catalyst for change, along with the knowledge that the next event would be held at home. They are running high on confidence and will look to transform it into a good performance when the two teams meet in the first ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

England had previously employed different limited overs and Test match coaches when Andy Flower delegated the shorter forms to Ashley Giles before returning to a more conventional model, but Morgan believes that the days of one coach fitting all roles are running short. Jason Roy and Alex Hales - both big-hitters - find themselves in those slots and if they can get the tourists off to good starts during the powerplay, then anything is possible. We have done that a bit with the bat, we will try and continue taking wickets with the ball. Smith and Finch have been very good against this England bowling.

The biggest question, of course, remains the same - how do you get out Steve Smith, although with the white ball this time as opposed to the red.

0910 hrs IST: Nine overs bowled in the Australian innings.

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Dangerman David Warner lasted just five balls - and one of those was a dropped catch - in making two.

Liam Plunkett claimed three wickets but went for 71 runs from his 10 overs, while Mark Wood was the most impressive of the English bowlers with the wicket of Warner in his return of 1-49.

He put on 118 with Finch for the fourth wicket after Australia were in a little trouble at 78 for three following the dismissal of Travis Head for five.

England's formidable attack will be missing the likes of Ben Stokes who is yet to receive a green signal from Police Authority of Bristol, England. Or can they cope up with the absence of Stokes in Australia?

This match is Jos Buttler's 100th for England, and he was presented with a commemorative cap by James Anderson before play. They have been brilliant in the 50-over games in the recent past and a win here would be so good for them.

Marsh continued his renaissance from the Test series with 50 from 66 balls, but was bowled by a cleverly disguised wrong'un from Rashid.

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