England bats first in 6th ODI against Australia

England captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and elected to bat first in the sixth limited-overs international against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

England goes into the match Wednesday with Michael Yardy bowling in place of the injured Ajmal Shahzad.

Australia made two changes to the lineup which won the fifth match Sunday by 51 runs, with batsman Callum Ferguson replacing injured Shaun Marsh and Shaun Tait coming in for fellow-paceman Doug Bollinger.

Australia leads the seven-match series 4-1 with the final match to played in Perth on Sunday.