Ali strikes as Aus slump to 214

The Hitavada - - WORLD CUP -

MOEEN Ali took three wick­ets as num­ber one-ranked Eng­land tried to put their shock six-run loss to Scot­land be­hind them by dis­miss­ing Aus­tralia for just 214 in the first One-Day in­ter­na­tional at The Oval here on Wed­nes­day.

Off-spin­ner Ali took three wick­ets for 43 runs in 10 overs and leg-spin­ner Adil Rashid two for 36. World cham­pi­ons Aus­tralia came into this match hav­ing lost their last three ODI se­ries—a sequence that in­cluded a 4-1 loss at home to Eng­land in Jan­uary.

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