Cricket Australia XI v England: Eoin Morgan anchors win with unbeaten 81

From BBC - January 11, 2018

Eoin Morgan's unbeaten 81 helped England to a five-wicket win over a Cricket Australia XI in their limited-overs warm up match in Sydney.

Leg-spinner Adil Rashid took 3-45 as the hosts, captained by former Test opener Matt Renshaw, posted 258-9.

Openers Jonny Bairstow (36) and Jason Roy (40) began the chase in steady fashion before Morgan and Alex Hales (52) helped England home.

England's five match ODI series against Australia begins on Sunday.

Test captain Joe Root carried the drinks after a viral illness left him unable to bat after lunch on the final day of the fifth Ashes Test.

Australian umpire Claire Polosak became the first female to officiate in an England match as she oversaw play at the Drummoyne Oval.

Travis Dean top-scored for the Cricket Australia XI with 75, while 17-year-old Mackenzie Harvey impressed with 59 from 48 deliveries.

Australia recall Cameron White


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