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England v. Australia

NatWest Series, England v Australia

Ageas Bowl, Southampton: Monday 16 September 2013 14:00 (day 0 of 1)

Toss: Teams will be announced at the toss

Status: Prematch (Teams will be announced at the toss)

  1. England have won six and lost four of their 10 One Day Internationals at The Ageas Bowl, winning one and losing one of their matches against Australia.
  2. Australia's nine wicket win against United States at The Ageas Bowl at the 2004 Champions Trophy was their biggest, and fifth biggest ODI victory overall, in terms of balls remaining – they won with 253 balls to spare.
  3. Eoin Morgan has hit both of his ODI centuries for England in England at The Ageas Bowl. He hit 107 not out against Pakistan in September 2010 and an unbeaten 103 against Australia in June 2010.
  4. Morgan has played 32 previous ODIs against Australia, more than against any other side, he averages 34.4 in these games, with a strike rate of 88.1.
  5. Since September 2009 England's second and third heaviest run-margin defeats in home ODIs have been at The Ageas Bowl. Their heaviest in this period was at Emirates Old Trafford in this series.
  6. The previous four two-team ODI series between England and Australia played on Ashes tours (1997, 2005, 2009 and 2010/11) have been won by the team that lost the Test series.
  7. Jos Buttler has scored more runs in his last two ODI innings (140 – 75 & 65*) than in his previous 11 combined (116).
  8. Kevin Pietersen needs seven runs to overtake Ian Bell as England's third highest run scorer in ODI history.
  9. Mitchell Johnson needs two more wickets to become the fifth Australian to take 200 ODI wickets.
  10. Adam Voges is one of just two Australian players to average over 50 with the bat in ODI history (5+ innings), his average is 50.9, Michael Bevan averaged 53.6 in his career.