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1st ODI: Jason Roy's remarkable 180 helps England beat Australia

1st ODI: Jason Roy's remarkable 180 helps England beat Australia

Root arrived in Australia with high hopes of leading his country to a memorable victory, but instead oversaw a 4-0 defeat as the tourists found themselves comprehensively outflanked. "After that, a line was drawn in the sand and we were given clear directives that the goal was the 2019 World Cup".

The 27-year old hit 180 and combined in a third-wicket stand of 221 with Test skipper Joe Root, who made an unbeaten 91, to make the seemingly steep 305-run chase look easy and help England to their first win on the tour.

Traditionally, Australia plans about 18 months ahead of ODI cricket's showpiece event and, accordingly, selectors have started experimenting.

Aaron Finch struck his ninth one-day hundred and Marcus Stoinis hit 60 as the hosts ended on 304 for 8.

"Everyone does everything they can to play for Australia or England".

Root knows they have to deliver and his team have to be more consistent with the bat to compete to win an Ashes series.

Earlier, Australian opener Aaron Finch had scored his ninth one-day worldwide century to leave England chasing a target of 305.

But Roy and Root remained in total control of the game, forcing Australian captain Steve Smith to rotate between bowlers in search of a breakthrough.




"And if the lads aren't prepared to get on board with that, then we've got to go with something different".

Eoin Morgan has defended his head coach, Trevor Bayliss, before England's ODI series against Australia.

A blistering start from Roy in the opening power play was curbed by the loss of Jonny Bairstow [14] and Alex Hales [4] in successive overs as Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins repeated their success from the Test series.

The pair caned 47 off the first four overs and had racked up 53 off 28 balls before Bairstow was caught behind off Starc.

Australia: Australia handed debut to Andrew Tye, while Cameron White, Jhye Richardson, and Josh Hazlewood sit out. The Big Bash League star conjured trademark slower balls from his bag of tricks but there is still uncertainly over whether his skill-set translates as well in the 50-over arena compared to his Twenty20 wheelhouse. I think we've done it and there's a lot more smiles going on now.

2 - Second time that an overseas team has chased down a target in excess of 300 in an ODI in Australia. "These things happen. You have to take them on the chin and move on". He came out, chanced his arm, played very aggressively from ball one.

Game two of the five-match series will be in Brisbane on Friday. Before then, they will need to find solutions for an ODI team mired in a prolonged slump.

"We tried everything we could to pull them back and take wickets but it wasn't our night".


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