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Australia v. England

Australia v England ODI Series 2014

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne: Sunday 12 January 2014 14:20 (day 1 of 1)

Toss: England won the toss and elected to bat.

Result: Australia win by 6 wickets

  1. 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.
  2. Australia have won four of their last five and six of their last eight ODIs at Melbourne. Both defeats were against Sri Lanka.
  3. Australia have won 14 and lost six of their 20 completed ODIs against England at Melbourne, including six of the last seven.
  4. The last four day/night ODIs at Melbourne have been won by the team batting first.
  5. 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).
  6. England have won one of their last five two-team ODI series against Test-playing nations, having won five of the preceding six.
  7. In his last 10 ODI innings George Bailey has hit 661 runs at an average of 82.6 and strike rate 111.8.
  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.
  9. Ian Bell needs 77 runs to pass David Gower as England's fourth highest international run-scorer (all formats).
  10. 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%).
  11. 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%).
  12. 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%).