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Morgan returns for England as Australia bowl in 3rd ODI

Nottingham, England: England captain Eoin Morgan returned to lead the side as the hosts tried to take an unassailable 3-0 lead against Australia in a one-day international series on Tuesday.

A back spasm shortly before Sunday's toss meant Morgan missed England's 38-run win over world champions Australia as his side went 2-0 up in a five-match series.

But he was fit to resume leadership duties at Trent Bridge on Tuesday for a day/night clash, with Sam Billings dropping out of the XI led to victory by stand-in skipper Jos Buttler in Wales. 

Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss on Tuesday and opted to field first in overcast conditions on a ground known for assisting swing bowlers.

The tourists too made just the one change, with fast bowler Billy Stanlake, fit again after a toe injury, replacing fellow paceman Kane Richardson. 

Australia were looking to avoid an eighth defeat in nine matches at this level against 2019 World Cup hosts England — who are currently top of the ODI rankings. 

Teams: England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wkt), Moeen Ali, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood 

Australia: Travis Head, D'Arcy Short, Shaun Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Tim Paine (capt/wkt), Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Billy Stanlake  

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