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England beat Australia by three wickets in 1st ODI

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England returned to winning ways after their six-run defeat by with a three-wicket victory over in their one-day international series-opener at The Oval today.

However, the world's top-ranked ODI side made hard work of chasing down a modest target of 215 before finishing on 218 for seven with six overs to spare.

(35 not out) ended the match with a six off debutant as England went 1-0 up in this five-match series.

hosts had been cruising to victory during a fourth-wicket stand of 115 between England one-day (69) and Test skipper (50) that helped them recover from 38 for three.

Earlier, England dismissed for just 214, the world champions all out in 47 overs.

Off-spinner Moeen Ali took three top-order wickets on his way to three for 43, with paceman following up with three for 43.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 00:45 IST