England beats Australia by three wickets in 1st ODI

Earlier, England dismissed Australia for just 214, the world champion all out in 47 overs.

The 2019 World Cup host had been cruising to victory during a fourth-wicket stand of 115 between England one-day captain Eoin Morgan (69) and Test skipper Joe Root (50).   -  ap

England returned to winning ways after its shock six-run defeat by Scotland with a three-wicket victory over Australia in its one-day international series-opener at The Oval on Wednesday.

However, the world's top-ranked ODI side made hard work of chasing down a modest target of 215 before finishing on 218 for seven with six overs to spare.

David Willey (35 not out) ended the match with a six off Australia debutant Michael Neser as England went 1-0 up in this five-match series.

The 2019 World Cup host had been cruising to victory during a fourth-wicket stand of 115 between England one-day captain Eoin Morgan (69) and Test skipper Joe Root (50) that helped the team recover from 38 for three.

Earlier, England dismissed Australia for just 214, the world champion all out in 47 overs.

Off-spinner Moeen Ali took three top-order wickets on his way to three for 43, with paceman Liam Plunkett following up with three for 43.