London, Sep 9: Captain Michael Clarke scored his first one-day international century against England to help Australia beat England by a crushing 88-run margin to go 1-0 up in the five-match series.
According to the BBC, after Friday’s opening match was washed out, the visiting skipper’s 105 from 102 balls helped his side to 315-7.
George Bailey supported Clarke with 82 off 67 balls to hand Australia a best ODI score against England in the UK, the report said,
Kevin Pietersen, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler made fifties but the hosts were dismissed for 227 with 5.4 overs left, the report added.
For Australia, Mitchell Johnson returned to form with two important wickets, while Clint McKay got three in the end. (ANI)