Shane Watson scored 143 to help Australia reach 298 in the deciding one-day cricket match against England.
England beat Australia by three wickets to even their one-day cricket series at one win each.
Fast-bowler Steven Finn has been ruled out of England’s second cricket Test against India by a thigh injury, Sky Sports reported, citing coach Andy Flower.
Fast bowler Stuart Meaker will join the England cricket squad in India next week as cover for injured Steven Finn, the England and Wales Cricket Board said in a statement.
New Zealand won the toss and elected to bowl in the opening game of the one-day cricket series against England at Lords in London.
Steven Finn was the keystone of England’s defiance yesterday as his team held out for a draw in the first cricket Test against New Zealand.
England called James Taylor into the squad for the third Ashes cricket Test against Australia as cover for batsman Kevin Pietersen, who’s trying to get over a calf strain.
Australia resumes its reply in the first Ashes cricket Test today trailing England by 140 runs after 14 wickets fell on the opening day of the series.
England will bat to start the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lords Cricket Ground in London.
Mike Hussey hit 81 not out to lift Australia to 220-5 in reply to England’s 260 before bad weather cut play short on day two of the series-opening Ashes cricket Test in Brisbane.