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"Very pleased with that effort," Australia captain Mitch Marsh said. Australia vs England

"Very pleased with that effort," Australia captain Mitch Marsh said.

"I thought our all-round game was outstanding, a good day.

"That [opening partnership] was the difference in the game.

"The boys set the tone beautifully."

The stunning 70-run opening partnership between David Warner (39 off 16) and Travis Head (34 off 18) from just 30 balls set the tone for an imposing total of 7-201 as Australia's openers savaged the English attack.

Moeen Ali's first over went for just three runs, but the ill-advised choice to throw the ball to part-time offy Will Jacks did not pay off, as Head smashed his first two balls for six and Warner served up a third in a 22-run bludgeoning of his one and only over.

Australia dealt in sixes throughout — Warner hit four and Head three in a total of 13 for the innings as the Australian batters cleared the short boundary with ease.

Mitch Marsh (35 off 25), Glenn Maxwell (28 off 25) and Marcus Stoinis (30 off 17) all continued the assault on England's bowlers, of whom only Jofra Archer (1-28) and Moeen Ali (1-18) looked a genuine threat.

Australia were the first team to score over 200 runs in 17 matches so far this tournament — and it was at least 30 runs above par.

Not that England didn't make a strong fist of its chase early on.

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The defending champions were 0-54 at the end of the powerplay, with Phil Salt and Jos Buttler both starting to find their groove to reach 73 before player of the match Adam Zampa struck for the first of his two wickets with his very first ball.

The 32-year-old skidded one on that just clipped the top of a disbelieving Salt's off stump bail to dismiss him for 37 off 23 balls.

England continued to motor along as just shy of Australia's required rate before Zampa struck again, this time enticing Buttler to reverse sweep straight into the hands of Pat Cummins for 42 off 28 balls.

From there, England crumbled, only Moeen offering any fightback with a 15-ball 25 before he was caught on the rope by Warner off the bowling of Pat Cummins.

Look back on how all the action unfolded in our live blog.

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England get a couple more as the ball gets past Wade off the inside edge and then pad of Livingstone.

A single ends the over and the spell for Zampa.

England 5-148 (Australia 5-185)

By Simon Smale

A single first up for Livingstone.

Another single now to Brook, a pull shot that finds the field.

The bowling has been excellent to the field that's set.

And again, Livingstone slaps the ball to long off. Just a single.

Brook heaves out to deep backward point - a very poor throw  from Warner means they'll come back for two - and the ball gets scuffed up a bit on the square as it bounces through.

Brook walks to the off side and clips to backward square leg - there's just a single there too - the field placement has been excellent.

Livingstone swings at a wide one - that one is not called.

England 5-137 (Australia 5-173)

By Simon Smale

Two balls to come from Pat Cummins.

The first is down the leg side and was called a wide.

Cummins steams in and bowls line and length, nothing Livingstone can do with it.

Cummins bowls a cutter, Livingstone pulls and gets a single to deep square leg.

England 5-130 (Australia 4-160)

By Simon Smale

England are really falling now - Moeen Ali slices out to cover and David Warner, looking into the sun, takes a really good catch.

He goes for 25 off 15 balls.

England are 5-128 - and they're just not really going anywhere in terms of run scoring at the moment.

By Simon Smale

Moeen Ali fends to cover - there is no run.

Moeen cuts hard over cover, gets a single, the ball bouncing once to David Warner.

Brook punches to deep cover for a single.

By Simon Smale

Straight bat, defending and he gets the single.

Moeen pulls and gets a single to midwicket.

Brook gets cut in half by a ball that just nips into him.

Brook tries a little paddle sweep and misses the ball. Not a great shot from Brook.

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