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England captain Andrew Strauss hailed Shane Watson’s match-winning hundred as “one of the great one-day innings” after Australia drew first blood in the Commonwealth Bank Series.
Shane Watson expects his one-day best unbeaten 161 will be quickly put into context when he visits his flood-stricken home town of Ipswich. "It's going to be heart-wrenching," the Queenslander said.
Shane Watson marked the 40th anniversary of the inaugural ODI with one of the finest innings the format has seen as Australia opened the Commonwealth Bank Series in memorable fashion.
The ECB has pledged continued support to those affected by the current flooding in Australia. Chief executive David Collier confirmed that a donation has been made to the flood relief programme.
Andrew Strauss will return to lead England in Sunday's opening one-day international against Australia aiming to pick up where he left off.
Stand-in skipper Michael Clarke has denied he will give special treatment to the players attempting to force their way into Australia's World Cup squad when his side meet England in the opening ODI.
Returning skipper Andrew Strauss is confident Paul Collingwood can put his barren run of form in Australia behind him during the one-day series.
Xavier Doherty will get the chance to convince Australia's selectors to include him in their 15-man World Cup squad after he was selected to play in the first one-day international against England.
Captain Paul Collingwood was critical of England’s batsmen after their record run of Twenty20 victories came to an end in Melbourne, but added: "I can safely say we are still playing some good cricket."
England’s record-breaking run of Twenty20 victories came to an end at the MCG as Australia drew the two-match series with a narrow four-run triumph.