So, that's it! What a (practice) match we have had between the defending champions of the ICC Cricket World Cup, Australia, and the favourites this season to win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, England. Put to bat first, Australia rode on a brilliant century by Steve Smith, who scored 116 to help Australia post a challenging total of 297/9 on the board. In reply, England got off to a good start thanks to some sloppy fielding by Australia but kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Jos Buttler showed his magic and scored 52 off 31 balls, but was dismissed soon. James Vince got a half-century too but missed the chance to guide his team home.However, some great bowling by Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Lyon added by sensible death over bowling and fielding by Marcus Stoinis did the job for Australia as they triumphed England by 12 runs. England could manage 285/10 in reply to Australia's 297/9 and lost the game by 12 runs.
OUT! Jofra Archer becomes the last England wicket to fall, as Australia wins the match by 12 runs. Marcus Stoinis effected a run-out and bowled well at the end in the last over to dismiss Liam Plunkett. England could manage 285/10 in reply to Australia's 297/9.
OUT! Marcus Stoinis dismisses Liam Plunkett. England need 15 off 5 balls.
England need 15 runs off the last over to win the match. They have Liam Plunkett and Rashid at strike.
Has Marcus Stoinis done the job for Australia? The all-rounder gave away just 3 runs. However, it was his run out which got out Chris Woakes off his own bowling that can be the difference between victory and defeat.
OUT! Just as England seemed to be getting over the target, Chris Woakes departs at a crucial stage. Stoinis produces an important run-out off his own bowling. Woakes played an useful hand but was undone by hard-luck and clever fielding by Stoinis. CR Woakes run out by Stoinis 40 (44 balls).
Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett are doing the job for England. The match seems to be going England's way as they need 24 off 18 balls. Can Australia produce some magic to win this game?
Nathan Lion finishes his 10 overs with figures of 37/1. Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett are fighting for England. England needs 31 off 24 balls to win the match. Australia need 3 wickets to win the match.
England need 36 runs off 30 balls, with 3 wickets in hand. Chasing 298 runs to win the match, England are 262/7 in 45 over.
OUT! Just as it seemed that England would comfortably get home, Kane Richardson picks up the wicket of Tom Curran. However, it is Woakes who is doing the damage for Australia with 32 off 33 balls. Curran tried to cut the ball to get a boundary towards third man but found the man at short third man. TK Curran c Khawaja b Richardson 2 (5 Balls).
Hosts England will take on arch-rivals and defending champions Australia in the third warm-up match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. England are a confident lot as they recently beat Pakistan 4-0 in an ODI series at home, with their batting line-up showing their potential. Australia, on the other hand, also beat Pakistan in the five-match ODI series by 5-0 at UAE. Stay tuned for ENG vs AUS live score updates. England vs Australia Cricket Score 3rd Warm-up ODI Match.
While England has been in stunning form, Australia is peaking just at the right time, say experts. The inclusion of David Warner and Steve Smith into the side after the ball tempering row has surely added to the spirits of the kangaroos. Warner, in particular, has been in great form and Smith provides Australia with the stability they needed in the middle-order.
The five-times World Cup winning champions, Australia, will look to add to their tally. Today's game against England provides them with the perfect opportunity required to assess their strength. As for England, who are in search of the elusive World Cup trophy, the warm-up match against Australia is a chance to stamp their authority just before the start of actual games. England vs Australia Dream11 Team: Best Picks for All-Rounders, Batsmen, Bowlers & Wicket-Keepers for ENG vs AUS Cricket World Cup 2019 Warm-up Match.
England Squad: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Johnny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler(wk), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Australia Squad: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathon Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.