Hefty top-order knocks hand Australia 1-0 lead

Australia’s top order clicked in unison to overshadow the efforts of centurion Dawid Malan in the opening ODI in Adelaide as the hosts put the premature exit from the T20 World Cup behind them to take an early lead in the three-match series. Malan hit a majestic ton to resuscitate England’s innings and helped them post a strong 287/9. But David Warner, Travis Head and Steve Smith hit enterprising fifties in reply to help the hosts chase down the total with minimal fuss.