England captain Eoin Morgan says Australia‘s tight bowling in the middle of the his side’s run chase hurt the home team’s cause in the first ODI in Southampton. He insisted side should have succeeded in their run-chase. “We lost it in the 10 or 15 overs in the middle of the chase where Australia bowled pretty well” he said. We got off to a fantastic start and when we get off to a start like that we should be chasing down 305.” Morgan added, “I was pleased with Adil Rashid, he has come on in leaps and bounds. For him to come out and hold his nerve, I was very impressed.” After Australia captain Steven Smith opted to bat, openers Joe Burns (44) and David Warner (59) made a solid start. Warner had a reprieve on 18 when Chris Woakes failed to hold a hard-hit caught and bowled chance. Full Scorecard: England vs Australia, 1st ODI at Southampton

Matthew Wade’s unbeaten 71 laid the platform for World Cup-holders Australia‘s 59-run win over England in the first day-night One-Day International (ODI) in Southampton on Thursday. Australia, who won the toss, lost four wickets for 29 runs to be 193 for six in the 37th over. But wicket-keeper Wade and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh (40 not out), neither of whom played in the World Cup final, turned the tide. Their unbroken stand of 112 in 13 overs saw Australia to 305 for six after leg-spinner Rashid had taken four for 59. Left-hander Wade, who took nine balls to score his first run, faced 50 deliveries in total including 12 fours as he atoned for his part in the run-out of Shane Watson. VIDEO: Eoin Morgan talks about England’s defeat against Australia in the 1st ODI

(With input from AFP)