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Australia win toss, field

2012-06-29 11:42

London - Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to field in the first one-day international against England at Lord's on Friday.

England were unchanged from the side that wrapped up a 2-0 series win over the West Indies last week while Australia struck with the team that thrashed an Essex XI featuring England one-day captain Alastair Cook by 179 runs on Tuesday.

If England sweep this series 5-0 they will replace Australia at the top of the one-day international rankings and become the first team to top the standings in all three formats -- Test, ODI and Twenty20 -- of the game.

Veteran fast bowler Brett Lee came into this match needing just two more wickets to have taken the most in one-day internationals for Australia.

The tourists pace attack also featured 19-year-old rising star Pat Cummins, who was playing his first match against England.

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter (wkt), Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Steven Finn, James Anderson

Australia: David Warner, Shane Watson, George Bailey, Michael Clarke (captain), David Hussey, Steven Smith, Matthew Wade (wkt), Brett Lee, Clint McKay, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Richard Kettleborough (ENG)

TV umpire: Marais Erasmus (RSA)

Match referee: Javagal Srinath (IND)




Australia have won the toss and will bowl in the first one-day international against England at Lord's.

England is unchanged from the side that beat West Indies in its last one day international.

Australia is unchanged from the side that beat Essex in its final warm-up game on Tuesday.

England will replace Australia at the top of the ICC world ODI rankings if it wins the series 5-0. England is currently ranked fourth, but tops the rankings in both test and Twenty20 cricket.

Teams:

England: Alastair Cook (captain), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Steven Finn.

Australia: Michael Clarke (captain), David Warner, Shane Watson, George Bailey, David Hussey, Steve Smith, Matthew Wade, Brett Lee, Clint McKay, Pat Cummins, Xavier Doherty.

AFP