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Bopara retains place in England's One Day squad

Essex & England's Ravi Bopara bats during the NatWest International T20 match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Essex batsman Ravi Bopara is included in an unchanged England one-day squad, led by county teammate Alastair Cook, for the forthcoming series with Australia.

Bopara, 27, warmed up for the five match series by scoring 59 in England's 7 wicket victory over the West Indies in the one-off Twenty-20 game at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

Chasing 173 to win, Bopara shared in a record 2nd wicket stand of 159 with Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales, who fell one run short of his century when he was bowled by Ravi Rampaul.

The win topped off a successful summer sequence for England over the West Indians. Earlier they won the One Day international series 2-0 having already claimed a 2-0 win in the three match test series.

The first ODI with Australia takes place at Lord's on Friday (June 29).

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