Canberra: England's bowlers ripped through the Australian Prime Minister's XI for a morale-boosting first tour victory of 172 runs ahead of Friday's second one-day international. (Also read: Australia eye 13-0 sweep of England. Why not? says Glenn Maxwell)
Chasing 265 to win in the Australian capital, the hosts lost wickets at regular intervals and were all out for 92 in the 26th over on Tuesday. Ravi Bopara grabbed four wickets for three runs in just three overs to wrap up the match and end a winless streak going back to the first Ashes Test in Brisbane back in November.
Skipper Alastair Cook admitted his relief after a run of poor performances which saw an Ashes whitewash and dour, drawn tour games. "It's great to win. It's been a long-time coming," Cook said.