London: England for the first time defeated Australia at Lord’s since 1997. Eoin Morgan’s unbeaten 89 runs took England to a 15-run victory over arch-rivals.
Michael Clarke – Captain of Australia won the toss and decided to field because of overcast conditions but England openers Cook and Bell flew to an awesome start when they were saved by DRS. Bell was given out by the umpire in the 6th over when he was playing at 3 but he reviewed and the decision was reversed.
Cook scored 40 runs & Bell scored 41 runs. Trott once again stood up and scored 54 vital runs before Morgan started hitting. Bopara didn’t last long and went back to pavilion after scoring 15 runs. Kieswetter was caught out at the last ball of the match by Warner.
Morgan remained not-out at the score of 89, in his stay of 98 minutes, he faced 63 balls and hit 5 FOURS & 4 SIXES.
England ended-up with 272/5 which wasn’t a bad score. Lee, McKay, Cummins, Doherty & Watson all took 1 wicket each.
Australia started its chase carefully but lost Watson in 6th over who wasn’t given out by the umpire but than England reviewed and were right that the ball did kiss the bat before going into the gloves of Kieswetter. Bailey scored 29 but than got bowled. Warner stretched his stay at the crease and scored 56 runs off 61 balls, he was also undone by Anderson.
The wickets kept on falling as Hussey and Smith also followed Warner. Aussie captain Clarke tried to become the barricade and was almost succeed before he caught himself in a run-out situation where Wade (27) sacrificed himself for his captain.
Australia was 59 runs away from the victory and 4 wickets were in their hand but Clarke was given lbw at the ball of Bresnan, he was absolutely plumb. McKay and Cummins were the next ones to get out.
Lee entertained the crowed by 4 FOURS & scoring 29 off 21 balls, he remained not-out with Doherty (10). Australia managed to scored 257/9 in 50.0 overs. Anderson, Finn, Bresnan and Broad bagged 2-wicket each.
The 2nd ODI will be played at Oval on July 01, 2012.
Result: England won by 15 runs.
Man Of The Match: Eoin Morgan (England).