Australia v. England
Australia v England ODI Series 2014
Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat.
Result: Australia win by 6 wickets
- The last five One Day International series between Australia and England in Ashes years - including the 2006/07 tri-series with New Zealand - have been won by the team that lost the associated Test series.
- Australia have won four of their last five and six of their last eight ODIs at Melbourne. Both defeats were against Sri Lanka.
- Australia have won 14 and lost six of their 20 completed ODIs against England at Melbourne, including six of the last seven.
- The last four day/night ODIs at Melbourne have been won by the team batting first.
- The last time these teams met in Melbourne, in 2010/11, Shane Watson hit the highest score in ODIs between these teams in Australia (161 not out).
- England have won one of their last five two-team ODI series against Test-playing nations, having won five of the preceding six.
- In his last 10 ODI innings George Bailey has hit 661 runs at an average of 82.6 and strike rate 111.8.
- Michael Clarke will make his 233rd ODI appearance, taking him clear of Michael Bevan in seventh place on the list of Australians with most ODI appearances.
- Ian Bell needs 77 runs to pass David Gower as England's fourth highest international run-scorer (all formats).
- Of those to face at least 200 balls in ODIs between Test-playing nations in 2013, only Angelo Mathews (0.7%) had a lower leave percentage than Brad Haddin (1%).
- Of those to face at least 200 balls in ODIs between Test-playing nations in 2013, only Shahid Afridi (37.9%) had a lower dot ball percentage than Jos Buttler (38%).
- Of those to deliver at least 200 balls in ODIs between Test-playing nations in 2013, only Vernon Philander (69.1%) had a higher dot ball percentage than Boyd Rankin (68.6%).