Cricket: Australia win 1st one day international against England

England's Steve Finn plays a shot during the first one day international cricket match between England and Australia at The Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton, southern England, on Sept 3, 2015.
England's Steve Finn plays a shot during the first one day international cricket match between England and Australia at The Ageas Bowl cricket ground in Southampton, southern England, on Sept 3, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

SOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom (AFP) - Australia beat England by 59 runs in the first one-day international at Southampton on Thursday to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

England, set 306 for victory, were bowled out for 246, with 27 balls of their innings remaining.

Jason Roy top-scored with 67, while four Australia bowlers took two wickets apiece.

Earlier Australia, who won the toss, were in trouble at 193 for six, with leg-spinner Adil Rashid taking four for 59.

But Matthew Wade (71 not out) and Mitchell Marsh (40 not out) shared an unbroken seventh-wicket stand of 112 to take World Cup-holders Australia to 305 for six.

The series continues at Lord's on Saturday.