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Australia and England recommence battle tonight with the first of five one-dayers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground as the tourists look to extract something other than humiliation from their tour Down Under.

On the back of a 5-0 whitewash England have made some personnel changes, with the likes of Eoin Morgan coming in without the pain of an Ashes flogging fresh in his mind. 

England are of course looking forward rather than back - it's a better view - with the series an ideal chance to test themselves in Australian ODI conditions ahead of the 2015 World Cup to be held there and New Zealand. 

They can also take heart that in after losing the Ashes in England, Australia won the ODI series that followed. 

“The stuff that we build, the platform we build while we’re here is really important,” said Irishman whose been playing for struggling Big Bash side Sydney Thunder. 

His side, like England in the Test series, are winless. 

“It’s important that we learn from any mistakes and we build confidence down this side of the world.

“The guys are champing at the bit to get involved … young guys coming through who are keen to score runs and take wickets.”

BONUS: In honour of the Aussie performance in the Ashes and the put a line under that incredible series, here's an awesome video posted on YouTube that shows the Australians for the first time taking all 100 wickets in an Ashes series. And it's set to Icehouse's Great Southern Land no less. You're welcome!

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