Marsh, who made 73, anchored the innings from No. 5 with his highest score in almost four years, while Maxwell threatened at some trademark pyrotechnics before falling for 77 from 59 with more than six overs to go as England’s seamers produced a strong finish.
Missing Steven Smith, who suffered a blow to the head in training the day before, and asked to bat on a surface expected to be slow and given to spin, Australia recovered from a shaky first half to leave England a potentially challenging chase. The 126-run sixth-wicket partnership was a record for Australia in ODIs against England and allowed it some respite from the middle-order woes that have dogged it in this format.
BRIEF SCORES: Australia 294/9 in 50 overs (G Maxwell 77, M Marsh 73, M Stoinis 43, M Wood 3/54, J Archer 3/57, A Rashid 2/55) vs England