Joe Root and Jason Roy take England to an amazing victory.
England chased the highest total on the Melbourne Cricket Ground to register a thumping win over the Aussies.
The visitors registered their first ever win on this tour to Australia. Test skipper Joe Root and opener Jason Roy steer England to an amazing win.
England won the toss and chose to bowl first.
This decision of bowling was good because Australia lost Dangerous Warner very early in the 1st over. Warner scored only two runs.
After Warner was out, Skipper Steve Smith carried the innings along with Aaron Finch.
But Adil Rashid gets the big wicket of the modern day great batsman. Skipper Smith was out for 23 runs.
Travis Head continued his poor form in the ODIs, he departed quickly after Smith. Head could score only 5 runs.
But Aaron Finch held the innings together with his amazing stroke play.
Finch and Mitchell Marsh repaired the Australian innings with a gusty partnership. This partnership brought the Aussie innings right on the track.
Their 118 run partnership was the turning point of the match.
Aaron Finch scored his 9th ODI hundred and his 3rd against England. He was well supported by Mitch Marsh.
As this partnership was going along it was a threat for the visiting but they wasted no time to break this century partnership.
Moeen Ali finally delivers when the team was in need. Ali picked up Aaron Finch for well made 107 runs.
10 runs later Mitchell Marsh was clean bowled by Adil Rashid for 50 runs.
Australia were in a spot of bother again, they lost Tim Paine for 27 runs and Pat Cummins for 12 runs.
But they had a good all rounder named Marcus Stoinis to anchor the innings through their 50 overs.
Marcus Stoinis batted really well to take the Australian total above 280 run mark. His 60 runs were vital in the context of the game.
Unfortunately, he couldn’t be there till the end. He was dismissed by Chris Woakes for well made 60 runs.
Australia managed 304 in their allotted 50 overs.
The visitors bowled well, Liam Plunkett was the pick of the bowlers. He picked up 3 wickets.
He was supported well by Adil Rashid, he picked up 2 wickets and Woakes, Mark Wood and Moeen Ali, they picked up 1 wicket each.
England was left to chase a modest total.
But they started off badly, their experiment of sending Johnny Bairstow as an opener failed.
Bairstow was the first one to go for just for just 14 runs. Starc was the one who picked his wicket.
Alex Hales was couldn’t bat at number 3, he was out for just 4 runs.
After a decent start, England was suddenly in back foot.
But an amazing innings came from Jason Roy. He and Joe Root were the ones who held the England innings together in this chase.
Roy played an amazing innings of 180 runs. He broke many records in this marathon innings of his.
He became the highest ODI scorer for England and in Melbourne Cricket Ground.
His 180 runs were the highest by a visiting batsman in Australia and it was the highest run in a run chase in Australia.
He was supported well by his senior player Joe Root.
Their 221 run stand was the turning point of the match.
But Roy couldn’t see his team through to a win. He was out for marvellous 180 runs.
After this partnership was broken, the Aussies were back in the game by picking up England’s skipper Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler quickly.
But no one could pick Joe Root, he was still there batting out for his team.
After the wickets of Morgan and Buttler, Joe Root’s (91 not out) was the one to steer England home comfortably with a win.
England won the match by 5 wickets.
Australian bowlers weren’t that good, only 3 of their bowlers picked up wickets. Rest went wicket less.
Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins picked up 2 wickets each with Andrew Tye picked 1 wicket.
England lead the 5 match One Day International series 1-0 with this amazing win.
Man of the match was given to Jason Roy for his marathon knock of 180 runs.