Kathmandu, Sept 4 : Australia continued its recovery from losing the Ashes to England by winning the first match of their one-day international series by 59 runs on Thursday.

Matthew Wade’s bustling batting proved decisive for Australia at the Rose Bowl. Wade and Mitch Marsh’s unbroken 112-run stand for the seventh wicket kept Australia competitive at 305-6, following a mid-innings stumble as Adil Rashid took the first four wickets.

Then England’s chase fizzled out under lights, as the host lost quick wickets when it could least afford to — its last eight for 94 to end up 246 all out with 4.3 overs unused.