England hold on for narrow win
England 172 for 6 (Hales 52, Wright 35, Morgan 30, Starc 2-32, Hogg 2-39) beat Australia 163 for 6 (M Hussey 71, Watson 37, Finn 2-26) by nine runsScorecard
England’s recent five-match ODI series against Australia was generally condemned as so inconsequential that it is quite possible to argue that this warm-up match between the Ashes rivals ahead of World Twenty20 had considerably more significance. It fell England’s way, by nine runs, an edgy win only for as long as Mike Hussey remained at the crease for Australia.
Victory gave England, the defending champions, immediate impetus and…
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