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Live: Australia v England, first ODI, Melbourne

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Alfred Chan

Aaron Finch of Australia plays a straight drive.

Aaron Finch of Australia plays a straight drive. Photo: Getty

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  • Has the next Ashes been announced and will it be I'm England or Australia next time?

    Commenter
    Bonzo
    Date and time
    January 13, 2014, 11:47PM
    • I'm all too late but I see that no-one was commenting on Watson wasting space. Again.

      Commenter
      L
      Location
      Melbourne
      Date and time
      January 12, 2014, 10:18PM
      • Englishman Abbott must be choking on his kippers again now that his beloved pommy countrymen have lost yet again!!

        Commenter
        Steeden
        Location
        Ballina
        Date and time
        January 12, 2014, 10:13PM
        • Have the silly poms won a game on tour, yet?

          Commenter
          silly poms hahahahaha
          Location
          The Beach
          Date and time
          January 12, 2014, 8:00PM
          • Yep, they won a tour match against a country XI back in November; but, its been a long between drinks.

            At least the can't blame the batsmen this time; the bowling stocks look woeful without Broad, to a lesser extent Anderson and now Swann is gone.

            p.s. they haven't lost this one - well at least not yet.

            Commenter
            wear the fox hat
            Date and time
            January 12, 2014, 8:38PM
          • Cheers Foxy.
            Oh well, congrats to Seamen Stains and his uhhmmm fellow cricketers for sneaking a win against the country 11.
            also like to say Foxy that i'm fan of your commentary, you've pretty much been spot on with your postings this summer. But don't get a big head because the fox hat may not fit.

            Commenter
            silly poms hahahahaha
            Location
            The Beach
            Date and time
            January 12, 2014, 9:31PM
        • Well done to Warner for walking thinking he was out but more shame and disgrace to the pommies for claiming the catch when it clearly bounced. The pommies really are a shambles and are trying to win at any cost.

          Commenter
          Dropped
          Date and time
          January 12, 2014, 7:41PM
          • No harm in trying . England are playing with the Aussies. Our poshies vs your scallies!

            Commenter
            Bonzo
            Date and time
            January 12, 2014, 7:44PM
          • Fair go mate, Healy who has kept at this level said to a keepers feel it was out. Without the replay it looked out and with it 50/50

            Commenter
            Armchair Selector
            Date and time
            January 12, 2014, 8:09PM
          • Further more WArner had a better view than even the cameras. He walked because it was likely out

            Commenter
            Armchair Selector
            Date and time
            January 12, 2014, 8:11PM
        • England must not be "motivated" to win the fielding is Pathetic

          Commenter
          Armchair selector
          Date and time
          January 12, 2014, 7:06PM
          • Thanks for finally agreeing, just good fun . Off to work tomorrow so no more commentary from me. I've enjoyed the chat but have never watched a game live or on Tv but always read the reports and my facts are always true as I see them. Enjoy the rest of the summer guys,,,,enjoy

            Commenter
            Bonzo
            Date and time
            January 12, 2014, 7:30PM
        • 270 looks on paper to be a reasonable score but Australia has so many pinch hitters in their side they could make very short work of this target.

          Commenter
          Grouch
          Date and time
          January 12, 2014, 6:49PM
          • Test cricket is a mind game, One-Day isn't! The latter is just a bit of fun that can never produce the tension of the long game.

            In what other sport can two teams play for five days and end in a thrilling draw. Doesn't happen often but when it does...WOW!! -

            Commenter
            Toshack
            Location
            Latrobe Valley
            Date and time
            January 12, 2014, 6:00PM
            • Poms need to get a wriggle on if they want 280-300 (pitch is a belter)

              Commenter
              Stevo
              Location
              Strathpine Qld
              Date and time
              January 12, 2014, 5:06PM
              • Just making the case that you win some you lose some but as long as you have fun all good . When motivation returns in the summer they'll be ok. I think the media just dreams up issues . They will win when the times right

                Commenter
                Bonzo
                Date and time
                January 12, 2014, 5:01PM
                • Ok - fair comment. Sorry for saying that you're stupid. :(

                  Commenter
                  Stevo
                  Location
                  Strathpine Qld
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 5:33PM
                • 1 both poms an Aussies see The Ashes as the most important series. 2 as cricket now is a "job" players know loss of form means the sack and back to hard work for poor money. 3 the reason they make it to the top level is as well as been talented at a sport they are competitive and hate losing. 4 players retire when they lose motivation fact... Just. Accept Australia are the better team at this time

                  Commenter
                  Armchair cricket
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 5:53PM
              • Has anybody listened to radio or watched the cricket shows? It's weird. They are all still talking about how England lost and how they need to rebuild. Hardly a mention about how good Australia played! It must be infuriating to Australian fans.

                Commenter
                den3ng
                Date and time
                January 12, 2014, 4:51PM
                • ...............would have got more coverage had the opposition not been so pathetic.

                  Commenter
                  Stevo
                  Location
                  Strathpine Qld
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 5:27PM
                • England have been great just a little jaded, they won in the summer so all things equal no rebuilding just refocus needed.

                  Commenter
                  Bonzo
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 5:42PM
                • Stevo England were pathetic so why does the topic get so much air time? Even we are discussing it when most have moved on. Why can't a radio or tv show fill the time with how good Australia are and talk about being no.1 when they beat South Africa next month?

                  Commenter
                  den3ng
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 6:28PM
              • Is Bonzo being sarcastic?? It is hard to tell..

                Commenter
                Dank
                Date and time
                January 12, 2014, 4:33PM
                • I don't think he's feigning stupidity, it's the real thing!

                  Commenter
                  Stevo
                  Location
                  Strathpine Qld
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 4:46PM
                • What I say is what I think. We all are entitled to opinions, I just think England played too much last year and the India win was way more important than another ashes win

                  Commenter
                  Bonzo
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 5:04PM
                • We can all make excuses.

                  Commenter
                  SillyPomsLOL
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 5:39PM
                • Yes, but was it more important than an ashes whitewash?

                  Commenter
                  Bozo
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 5:42PM
                • Yes probably more important than a whitewash in Australia as England whitewashed Australia I'm England in July 2013 so India was probably more important! And before anyone says anything zip is a whitewash

                  Commenter
                  Bonzo
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 6:36PM
                • Funny...if you look up whitewash in wikipedia it already lists Australia's defeat of England 2013-2014 as a whitewash BUT nowhere to be seen is the last ashes series.
                  Obviously not a "whitewash".
                  Perhaps you can also manipulate the terms win and lose ie England is better than any other team when they lose due to lack of motivation.

                  Commenter
                  Cash for umpires
                  Location
                  Anywhere in India
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 7:53PM
                • Bonzo, just keep saying that... to the English press!

                  Commenter
                  KEW
                  Location
                  Rome
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 8:19PM
              • Need Morgan's wicket - like to see McKay bowl a couple.........

                Commenter
                Stevo
                Location
                Strathpine Qld
                Date and time
                January 12, 2014, 4:02PM
                • With Morgan in it might be time to get the spinners off - maybe McKay an over or two then Faulkner or Watson

                  Commenter
                  Stevo
                  Location
                  Strathpine Qld
                  Date and time
                  January 12, 2014, 3:33PM
                  • Gee ,this cricket feels flat after the Test series. We need to see another 5 Tests!

                    Commenter
                    Bill
                    Location
                    Northcote
                    Date and time
                    January 12, 2014, 3:28PM
                    • The slaughter continues...

                      Commenter
                      10 - 0
                      Date and time
                      January 12, 2014, 2:51PM
                      • Contrary to the thinking I think England are keen to experiment. After too much cricket during 2013 they will take it easier in 2014 . Win or loose they need to just have fun, there's only 15 or so teams that play cricket do sometimes you will be top and other times not, not sure they will be motivated to excel again for a while yet! Just have gun

                        Commenter
                        Bonzo
                        Date and time
                        January 12, 2014, 2:17PM
                        • Hmm. Regardless of England's previous results they are surely playing to win today?? Some of these guys are playing for their spots/careers..

                          Commenter
                          Dank
                          Date and time
                          January 12, 2014, 2:55PM
                        • England are the best team in the world in all formats. They only ever lose due to lack of motivation just ask Bonzo

                          Commenter
                          Armchair selector
                          Date and time
                          January 12, 2014, 4:13PM
                        • The look a completely different team without Stuart Broad. 

                          Commenter
                          Alfred
                          Date and time
                          January 12, 2014, 9:31PM

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