Hats off to the Englishmen for winnning the first ODI against the Aussies. Pretty impressive considering what an awful tour England has had so far in Australia. Collingwood continues to impress. Apart from Collingwood only Ian Bell and Flintoff made any worthwhile contributions. In short, it was for all practicall purposes a single-handed effort. The hopelessly out of form Strauss is best at the opening or number 3 slot. At number 4 he is a complete misfit and it reflects in his performance.
It should be interesting to see how the Aussies come back after this defeat. Considering that they are not used to losing (!) it must be psychologically difficult to come to terms with this defeat!