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Bad start for England
England were cast into immediate trouble in their pursuit of a record run chase in the second NatWest one-day international at Emirates Old Trafford.
After Australia captain Michael Clarke's 105 underpinned a total of 315 for seven, England were 54 for three after 15 overs.
Michael Carberry and Jonathan Trott fell in the same Mitchell Johnson over, before Joe Root was bowled by James Faulkner.
Kevin Pietersen, elevated to the top of the order, remained on 35 and a repeat of the century he scored in the third Ashes Test a month ago at this venue was required if England were to haul in their target.
Should England reach the chase it would be their record pursuit, eclipsing the 306 for five they achieved against Pakistan at Karachi in 2000.
Clarke's century was the first by an Australian in an ODI in Manchester as his side posted their highest score against England on these shores in this format.
The Australia captain combined in a 155-run stand with George Bailey (82) in a fourth-wicket stand that required 133 balls.
Boyd Rankin was the pick of the England bowlers with two for 49 including the wicket of Clarke, after his eighth ODI century came off 94 balls and included 14 fours.
England sent out Pietersen to open alongside Carberry in the absence of regular duo Alastair Cook and Ian Bell.
His response was to wait 15 balls for England's first run, Pietersen's inside edge earning ironic cheers, before Carberry steered Clint McKay to the point rope.
It was Carberry's only scoring stroke as he and Trott fell in a typically enigmatic nine-ball Johnson over.
Carberry was quickly on to a short ball but picked out Clarke at backward point.
New man Trott then evaded a leg-side wide but could not get out of the way of the next ball, a rising delivery that caught his bat on the way to wicketkeeper Matthew Wade.
Root could have followed after he had failed to score from his first 10 balls, Wade dropping the leg-side chance off Johnson to get the Yorkshireman off the mark.
Pietersen had made a skittish start of his own at the other end, moving around the crease to overcome any vagaries in the wicket, but began to release the shackles with a straight six off McKay.
Clarke turned to Faulkner and he took two balls to strike, finding enough movement to bowl Root between bat and pad, as Pietersen was joined by stand-in captain Eoin Morgan (eight).
Earlier, Australia lost Shaun Marsh without a run on the board.
The left-hander, who hit a century in a record opening stand of 246 with Aaron Finch in last Tuesday's victory over Scotland, lasted only four balls this time.
Marsh followed some full-length swing from Steven Finn, edging behind, and it was almost nought for two next ball.
Instead, Shane Watson profited from the decision review system when Aleem Dar's third-umpire deliberations overturned Richard Kettleborough's initial lbw verdict on Hotspot evidence of bat on ball.
Watson played a fretful part in the first of three successive 50-plus stands until DRS got him in the end, Dar again unable to endorse Kettleborough - this time on the basis of audio only, to conclude the number three had edged a wide ball behind off Ravi Bopara for birthday boy Jos Buttler's second catch.
Australia refused to let James Tredwell settle and the hosts needed some respite by the time their off-spinner had Aaron Finch routinely held when he picked out Root at long-off.
The opener had survived on 19, when a direct hit from Morgan at mid-off would have run him out by yards, before eventually falling five short of his 50.
Bailey was assured and fluent from the outset, though, as he and Clarke stayed ahead of the game - sufficiently to call an early powerplay, in which Australia cashed in 43 for none.
In the last of those five overs, Stokes conceded 13 as Bailey followed his captain to a half-century with his third six - a clean, straight hit - to go with three fours from 47 balls.
But Bailey was caught at short fine-leg and then Clarke too, slashing at the deserving Rankin, in the last 10 overs as England fought back to restrict the damage a little.