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Finch, March lead Australia to a convincing victory against England by 111 runs

MELBOURNE: Aaron Finch and Mitchell Marsh have led  Australia to victory as Aussies manage to grab a comfortable win against their arch rival England by 111 runs.

Finch started the destruction with 135 runs with Marsh finishing the job by taking five wickets in their opening match of the tournament played at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Saturday.

James Taylors’ valiant effort went in vain despite scoring a brilliant half century against the hosts. He made 99.

England had been demolished in both batting and bowling by the Australian side. English side won the toss and chose to bowl which turned out to be a horrible decision as Australia posted a humongous total of 343 runs on the loss  of 9 wickets.

Chasing down the total England were beaten all ends up as they were all out on 231 runs. Taylor was standing lone survivor against Australian bowling attack as he scored 99 runs.

Skipper Eoin Morgan’s horrible form continued as  he picked up another duck in his bag. Ian Ball scoring 36 and Chris Woakes scored 37.

Mitchell Marsh picked up five wickets four Australia.

Aaron Finch took full advantage of home conditions and scored the first century of World Cup.  Glen Maxwell and skipper Gorge Bailey chipped in with half centuries.

Australia lost two wickets at 57 as David Warner and Shane Watson departed off two consecutive deliveries of Stuart Broad.

Bailey and Finch scored 146 for the fourth wicket. Finch was run out after scoring 135, while Bailey was bowled by Steven Finn on 55. Near the end of the innings Maxwell smashed 66 of 40 delivers

Finn picked up five wickets, including a hat-trick on the last three balls of the innings. This is the first hat-trick in the tournament.

This is the highest total by any team against England in World Cup.