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  2. Morgan (69) & Root (50) top-score for England
  3. Australia bowled out for below-par 214
  4. Maxwell 62, Agar 40, S Marsh 24
  5. Plunkett 3-42, Moeen 3-43, Rashid 2-36
  6. England go 1-0 up in five-game series

Live Reporting

By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye!

    That's our cue to leave you for the day.

    You can catch up with all the action through Stephan's match report over here and the there's a range of TMS podcasts for you to listen to as well.

    We'll be back on Saturday for the second ODI at Cardiff from 10:30 BST. Until then...

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    Video caption: England v Australia: David Willey six clinches England ODI victory
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    James Anderson

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    I agree Australia are vulnerable against spin. The top order don't look comfortable starting their innings against spin. It was a great decision by Eoin Morgan to get the spinners on early.

  3. 'We were below par with the bat'

    England captain Eoin Morgan, speaking to TMS: "We had to stem the flow and the spinners changed the pace of the game and created opportunities.

    Are Australia vulnerable against spin? "It's part of the reason we play two spinners - it was part of the plan that worked in the winter. But the pitch dictates it. If we go to Cardiff and it's a green seamer then we will have to look at the balance of the bowling attack.

    "Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali have been big threats in those middle overs for a few years now and they're getting even more experienced all the time.

    "Australia came back and bowled well after I felt we bowled really well. We were below par with the bat. It was the opposite to Scotland, getting close to chasing 370 and then being seven down chasing 215 today. But it's important to show that even when it's not our day we can still get over the line.

    "It was a good-natured game. They're a strong side, it was really competitive but played in the right spirit."

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    Video caption: England v Australia: David Willey six clinches England ODI victory
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    James Anderson

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    Liam Plunkett didn't come on until after the 30th over because of the success of the spinners. But when he came on he bowled a lot of cross-seam balls and other variations and the batsmen just couldn't get hold of him.

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    Video caption: Plunkett claims Neser wicket
  5. 'It spun more than we thought it would'

    Moeen Ali, speaking to TMS: "We were a bit anxious after the Scotland game and the most important thing was to just get the win. Hopefully now we can kick on.

    "Eoin Morgan felt after my first over there was a bit of spin and I had decent control. This time I managed to bowl my overs early. The wicket spun more than we thought it would and we bowled quite tightly. To have them five-down early was crucial for us.

    "We bat all the way down so we weren't too nervous after losing those few wickets in the chase."

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    Video caption: Moeen bowls Marsh as Australia struggle
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    James Anderson

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    Mark Wood and David Willey bowled better than they did against Scotland, bowling much straighter and Willey found some movement early on. There was a bit of turn for the spinners, which helped, but England have also got the mystery of Adil Rashid's leg-spin that always causes problems for batsmen.

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    Video caption: Rashid traps Agar lbw
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    A look at the Australian bowling figures - I thought Billy Stanlake and Andrew Tye were excellent.

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    James Anderson

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    What England lacked in Scotland was someone taking responsibility and seeing the innings through. Today, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root settled things after a nervy start. It's frustrating because I would've like to have seen one of them to go on and see England through to the end. But the bowling all-rounders did the job in the end.

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    Video caption: Morgan cuts for four to reach 50

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    Video caption: Root out for 50 as England wobble
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    David Wallace: Well done England. A bit laboured but a victory is a victory.

    Tom Sheridan: England made hard work of that. The Aussies won’t play that badly next time, or don’t you know Mr Langer.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    Australia huffed and puffed and stuck to their guns manfully trying to defend this low total.

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    David Willey finishes with an unbeaten 35 from 41 balls, which is his best ODI score for England.

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    James Anderson

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    There are some relieved faces on the England balcony after that Scotland run chase. It might've put some doubt in their minds, especially chasing a low score like this. But it was a really good innings by David Willey to see England home.

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    Now, let's be honest - that was far from convincing from England, particularly given that this is a weakened Australia side.

    Still. They've got the job done. On to Cardiff next.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    David Willey gets one in his arc and smacks it down the ground for six to win the game!


    Eng 218-7

    Finished in style!

    David Willey launches the ball down the pitch for six, and England take a 1-0 series lead.

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    Video caption: Willey six clinches England ODI victory
  16. Eng 212-7

    A cracking drive from David Willey is well fielded by Aaron Finch, who throws down the stumps, and Willey scampers through for two runs.

    He's the third highest scorer for England in this innings.

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    James Anderson

    England bowler on BBC Test Match Special

    It's been a great innings by David Willey. But he's a better bat than having a highest score in the 20s.

  18. Eng 210-7

    Need 5 from 38 balls

    A run! No, make that two!

    A clipped single takes David Willey to 27 not out. It's his highest score in ODIs.

  19. How's stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    BBC Test Match Special statistician

    England have faced 58 dot balls since the 31st over, which is the most they have faced in that period of an ODI since February 2008.

  20. Eng 208-7

    Kane Richardson is back on for Australia.

    And he's worked his way through a very neat maiden. England need seven from 42 balls.