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Cricket: England seek to return to winning ways in ODI series against Australia

Published on Jan 10, 2014 4:28 PM

MELBOURNE (AFP) - England go into the opening one-day international in Melbourne on Sunday desperate to salvage some pride.

But they face a torrid task with a fired-up Australia vowing no let-up after dominating the Ashes.

The first of five matches is the first opportunity to see how the tourists progress from their nightmare Test series, with captain Alastair Cook demanding an improvement, and quickly.

"I am desperate to try and turn it around," he said after the 0-5 Ashes whitewash.

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