Australia vs England 2018: Jason Roy calls his knock 'incredibly special'

Australia vs England 2018: Jason Roy calls his knock 'incredibly special'

Australia vs England 2018: Jason Roy calls his knock 'incredibly special'

Earlier, Aaron Finch scored a century for Australia as they posted an imposing total in the first innings.

Roy without doubt was named the player of the match as England take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Roy hit 16 fours and 5 sixes in his swashbuckling knock, getting to 50 in 32 balls, 100 in 94, and 150 in 126. Also important was the resolve of England's limited-overs players to bring positive vigour to the touring team after the trials of an Ashes series lost 4-0.

Jason Roy's 221-run stand with Joe Root was an England record for the third-wicket, eclipsing Neil Fairbrother and Graeme Hick who shared a 213-run stand against West Indies in 1991.

The South Africa-born Roy was dominant from the start of the chase and surpassed Alex Hales' record of 171 - against Pakistan at Nottingham in 2016 - as the highest ever ODI score for England.

Australia captain Steve Smith said his team's total was nearly 40 runs short of expected, and the early bowlers came under attack from England's top order. That gave a chance to the previously sidelined Jason Roy, who closed out the series with scores of 84 and 96 alongside the prolific Jonny Bairstow.

Stoinis smashed 60 in 40 balls while Paine contributed a useful 27 as the pair added 80 for the sixth wicket to help the hosts get past the 300-run mark.


Aaron Finch earlier scored his ninth one-day global century, combining with Mitch Marsh (50) for a 118-run partnership as the hosts reached 8-304 from their 50 overs.

Limited-overs captain Morgan praised Bayliss' impact as England looks to restore pride in a five-match one-day worldwide series against Australia and build towards next year's Cricket World Cup. "Knowing our middle order is incredibly special and talented and can win games from anywhere".

"It's been a while coming, I had a very tough year in 2017. being dropped from the side and then being brought back into it towards the end of the year", Roy said of his personal turnaround.

"That is an option", said Morgan.

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

"I know they had a hard run with weather in the Champions Trophy, they didn't even complete a full game against us, and certainly that was a struggle for them. Our batting line-up looks quite long, which is nice". "They got off to an absolute flyer and we couldn't pull them back".

Joe Root claims captaining England to Ashes defeat has left him "battle hardened" and ready to wield the axe if his side fail to measure up. "We need to start playing better cricket and get a few wins in this format".

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