Cricket

England bat v Australia in third ODI

2015-09-08 15:06
Eoin Morgan (AFP)

Manchester - England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bat against Australia in the third one-day international at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

England made one change from the side that suffered a 64-run defeat at Lord's on Saturday, recalling wicketkeeper/batsman Jonathan Bairstow after deciding to rest first-choice gloveman Jos Buttler from the remainder of the series.

World champions Australia, 2-0 up with three to play in the five-match contest, made three injury-enforced changes to their side.

Opener Aaron Finch came in for David Warner (fractured thumb), left-arm spinner Ashton Agar replaced all-rounder Shane Watson (calf) and James Pattinson took over from fellow quick Nathan Coulter-Nile (hamstring).

This match was Agar's one-day international debut and was also his first senior Australia appearance of any kind for two years.

The 21-year-old remains best known for scoring 98 at No 11 on his Test debut against England at Trent Bridge in 2013.

Teams:

England

Alex Hales, Jason Roy, James Taylor, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow (wkt), Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn

Australia

Aaron Finch, Joe Burns, Steven Smith (capt), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade (wkt), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Agar, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, James Pattinson

Umpires: Joel Wilson (WIS), Rob Bailey (ENG)

TV umpire: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI)

Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)

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