England were blown away by the Aussies…
Australia beat England by 111 runs as both sides kicked off their Cricket World Cup campaigns, with Mitchell Marsh taking the plaudits for a five wicket haul for 33 runs.
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The game started off with England bowling, and Australia picking off boundaries at will with the full backing of a loud and vociferous MCG.
As Eoin Morgan ran out Australia’s Aaron Finch, who scored 135, it was hoped it could inspire a bowling fightback.
Their other batsmen picked up where Finch left off though, leaving England very much in the wilderness.
There were glimmers for England though, as Joe Root pulled off this amazing catch.
…and this hat-trick from Steven Finn which finished Australia’s innings at 342, a daunting total.
Things didn’t get off to the best start for England’s batsmen, as they were two wickets down before reaching 50 runs.
…and Eoin Morgan was out for another duck.
Steve Smith had this piece of brilliance to take England’s 6th wicket before 100 runs.
England started a hell for leather approach which simply wasn’t sustainable, proved by Chris Woakes failed attempt.
Broad was only there for a single ball, when this happened.
The softest of wickets for the 9th, victory was assured for the Aussies at this stage.
Finally, England’s last wicket was taken in controversial style as it had been thought the ball was dead. It wasn’t. Run out.