Records Made By Jason Roy In The First ODI

Joe Root will bat at number four when England begin their one-day series against Australia

Joe Root will bat at number four when England begin their one-day series against Australia

They should have fielded their one-day side instead of their Test side.

Opener Jason Roy blasted 180 runs off just 151 balls as England chased down Australia's target of 305 runs in the first one-day global of the five-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. But England stunned everyone with a splendid performance as they won the won the first One Day International by 5 wickets.

Australia captain Steve Smith is sure this month's one-day global series against England can hold its own against the allure of the Big Bash. He came out, chanced his arm, played very aggressively from ball one.

He has played only nine ODIs, but averages 81 and hits the ball so hard, players nearby wince.

Earlier, Australia scored 304/8 with Finch, Mitchell Marsh (50) and Marcus Stoinis (60) contributing handsomely.

For all that the coach has encouraged the attacking philosophy, releasing the shackles of previous administrations, he is reliant on the players to execute it and, in that regard, England are blessed.

Australia went down to England in the first ODI in Melbourne and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh admitted that is side have been suffering from an Ashes hangover, he was quick to clarify that it was not the the reason behind their shocking defeat.

Both teams are vastly different to their Test line-ups, with a number of limited-overs specialists coming in as they start to prepare for next year's World Cup.

Roy was dropped by England a year ago and only earned a recall at the end of the summer after Alex Hales was omitted because of the incident involving Ben Stokes in Bristol.

The Durham man was wearing an England shirt for the first time in six months and was too hot to handle for the Aussies.

Roy survived being given out and several close calls before eventually being caught for 180 to help guide his side to a five-wicket success to kick-off the five-match series in winning fashion. But you back your players to come off maybe more often than not and get those big totals.

Roy was left out of England's team for their Champions Trophy semi-final loss to Pakistan in June following a string of low scores.

After recovering from a viral illness Joe Root is set to play for England. The introduction of Andrew Tye (0-43), the debutant, slowed things a bit but Roy and Joe Root (91) completed their 50-run stand in the 16th over. He just plays good cricket and guys bat around him.

Australia got two wickets, but it didn't halt Roy.

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