Morgan ton sets up big target

A CENTURY by Eion Morgan put England in a strong position to win Friday's one-day cricket clash with Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane.

Morgan achieved a sixth century at one-day international level as England reached 8-300.

He hit six boundaries in a score of 106 off 99 balls.

Ian Bell hit 68 for England.

Australia fell to 5-120 in the chase before Glenn Maxwell and Brad Haddin teamed for an 80-run stand.

Maxwell's superb strokeplay resulted in eight fours in a score of 54 off 39.

Earlier in the night, Shaun Marsh hit 55 runs.

Chris Jordan, Tim Bresnan and Joe Root had taken two wickets apiece.

Australia was 8-240 when the Bendigo Advertiser went to press.

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