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Best performances - Batsmen

JJ Roy
180(151) 16x4 - 5x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 54 runs
  • 5x4 - 2x6
14 33 13 9 18 6 34 52
AJ Finch
107(119) 10x4 - 3x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 25 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
8 9 29 2 13 1 24 21

Best performances - Bowlers

LE Plunkett
O10
M0
R71
W3
Eco7.10
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PJ Cummins
O10
M0
R63
W2
Eco6.30
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 5-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

14.20 start, First Session 14.20-17.50 Interval 17.50-18.35, Second Session 18.35-22.05

Match days

14 January 2018 - day/night match (50-over match)

ODI debut

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: @Cricket_Lama | Commentator: @miller_cricket

10.25pm So, that sums things up from the first ODI. Have a read of Dan Brettig's match report before you go, and we'll see you at the Gabba for Match 2 out of 5 in what promises to be a high-octane ODI series.

10.20pm Time for some presentations. First up, Australia's skipper. "He didn't give us a chance, and he chanced his arm," says Steve Smith of an awesome Jason Roy innings. "They got off to an absolute flyer and we couldn't pull them back."

Unsurprisingly, Jason Roy is man of the match. "Incredibly special, I don't have too many words right now. Halesy was pretty disappointed [to lose his England ODI highest score]. It had been a tough season last season, so to be selected was incredibly special.

"I was so happy, first time here, what an incredlble place," he says of the MCG. And his hand is "okay", he says...

10.15pm Ben: "Yet again Root fails to convert. When will England selectors come to their senses? " I know... shocking... Still, a tremendous supporting hand from England's back-to-the-ranks No.4, who has reaffirmed his class across formats

"He's imposing at the crease, and what a way to start the series," says England's captain, Eoin Morgan. "It sums up the character of the bloke, coming back in."

"Australia are a strong side and will come back incredibly hard at Brisbane, but it's a nice way to start the series."

10.11pm England win with seven balls to spare on a memorable night at the MCG. A record innings, a first-ever chase of a 300-plus total by any side at Australia's grandest ground, and a vital calling-card from a one-day squad that has high expectations, and plenty of English pride to salvage

Dan: "Well, they are bottling it. Obviously they are in such a dominant position that they will win, but as an earlier commenter said, it's not a good sign for their bigger picture." That earlier commentator now accuses me of spinning his words like an American politician, but seeing as another naysayer has now endorsed his words, he clearly speaks for an unhinged demographic. Much like another American politician...

48.5
4
Head to Ali, FOUR, battered through long-on, and England win by five wickets!
48.4
0
Head to Ali, no run, a yawning mow from Mo! Lucky not to lose his poles. Careful now
48.3
1
Head to Root, 1 run, a bottom-handed bunt down to long-on, and the scores are level
48.2
1
Head to Ali, 1 run, dabbed into the gap for a single
48.1
0
Head to Ali, no run, nicely flighted, into the blockhole

END OF OVER:
48 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | ENG: 302/5 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.29, RRR: 1.50)

  • JE Root90 (109b)
  • MM Ali0 (0b)
  • MP Stoinis6-0-33-1
  • PJ Cummins10-0-63-2

England need three from 12 balls, with five wickets in hand. In case you were under the impression they were bottling it...

47.6
0
Stoinis to Root, no run, drilled hard to cover. Another dot...

England's ODI mojo

7

Successful run-chases for England when chasing targets of 300 or more; five of those have happened since the 2015 World Cup

Record chase at the MCG

305

The target chased down by England, the highest ever in an ODI at the MCG. The previous highest was 296, by Australia against India in 2016

Roy's records

180

Jason Roy's score, the highest for England in ODIs, and also the 2nd-highest in ODIs in and against Australia

Roy on fire

32

Balls for Roy's 50, the quickest in ODIs for England v Australia. The previous record was 34 balls, by Roy (2015) and Buttler (2014)

England's terrific start

4.2

Overs for England to reach 50, their quickest in ODIs since the start of 2002. Previous fastest was 4.4 overs, v India in Southampton, 2011

Stoinis' quick 50

7

Faster ODI 50s for Australia v England than Stoinis' 37-ball effort. The quickest is off 24 balls, by Faulkner in Perth in February 2015

Hattrick of hundreds

121

Finch's ODI average v England at the MCG. In 3 innings he has scored 3 centuries - 121, 135, and 107

Finch's favourite opponents

5

Hundreds for Finch in 24 innings in international matches against England - four in ODIs and one in T20Is. Against all other opponents, he has 5 centuries from 91 innings