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Australia vs England, 1st ODI at Melbourne, Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: January 14, 2018, 5:41 PM IST

Australia vs England Live Cricket Score, England in Australia, 5 ODI Series, 2018 1st ODI, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne 14 January, 2018

Toss won by England (decided to bowl)

England beat Australia by 5 wickets

Man of the Match: Jason Roy

Australia vs England, 1st ODI at Melbourne, Highlights: As it Happened

Australia's David Warner walks off the field after being dismissed by England's Mark Wood during their ODI cricket match against Australia in Melbourne (Image: AP)

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Preview: Joe Root is set to play for England in Sunday's opening one-day international in Melbourne after recovering from a viral illness but Australia opener David Warner is troubled by a stomach bug. Root was hospitalised on the final morning of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney with gastroenteritis but England ODI skipper Eoin Morgan said he would play in the series opener in Melbourne. "Joe is good and should be fit to play tomorrow," Morgan told reporters on Saturday. "He's extremely important. He's been a fantastic leader within the group and, on top of that, there's the weight of runs he's scored and the manner that he's scored them. "He's obviously a key part. He's a very versatile player and can score in any strike-rate that needs to be required, given the situation." But while Root was in better health, Australia vice-captain Warner missed the team's final training session on Saturday and instead walked laps of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "I think he's okay, he was having a bit of a gastro issue yesterday," skipper Steve Smith told reporters. "He turned up here today and walked the oval a few times. He said he'll be fine so I don't think there'll be any trouble there." Warner, the No.3-ranked ODI batsman, has been one of the game's most dominant 50-over players, especially playing at home. Since Australia's World Cup final win at the MCG in 2015, the left-hander has averaged more than 80 from 11 games in Australia, including five centuries. Warner has scored 156, 144, 16, 103 and 86 in his past five innings at the ground in all formats. He is the latest player to be struck down by illness in recent weeks, joining teammates Steve Smith and Patrick Cummins as well as Root, who have all been affected by stomach problems since Christmas. England were thrashed 4-0 in the five-Test Ashes series by Australia but have had better results in the 50-over format. They have a better record than any other team since the last World Cup winning 34 of 53 matches. England are the only team since the World Cup with a strike rate above a run a ball (6.3 per over), have scored the most totals in excess of 300 (24) and two of more than 400 while their batsmen have hit more fours and sixes than any other team.

Commentary (England innings)

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Victorious England captain Eoin Morgan is proud to be part of such a record chase. On Jason Roy's innings, he says that the opener has done it many times in the past, getting good starts but finally converts into a big one tonight. In spite of such a comprehensive win, Morgan feels that there is still a long way to go in the series. Says that it is nice to see the top three bat well and the line-up looks deep. On the target set, he feels that these days, 300 is a difficult score to chase but had it not been for Roy, someone would have put his hand up.

Jason Roy picks up the Man of the Match Award for his blistering knock of 180. He says he is out of words right now. Adds that he is honoured to possess England's highest individual score. Feels that the time when he was left out of the ODI squad was the one for him to reflect on his technique and style. On being asked about the hand injury, he says he should be fine.

With disappointment written all over his face, Steven Smith, the Aussie skipper comes over for an interview. He credits Jason Roy for his extraordinary knock and adds that he was supported well by Joe Root. Feels that they were a bit short on runs and 340-50 would have been more competitive. Further reckons that they didn't start well with the ball either and that cost them dearly. Praises Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis for their knocks but immediately adds that had Aaron Finch continued for a bit longer, they would have got more. Finds it interesting that they didn't get much swing early on and opines that they should have hit good areas more consistently. Informs that Pat Cummins will be rested and Josh Hazlewood will be back for the next game. Admits that they need to start playing better cricket.

It was a below ordinary performance by Australia, however, they were decent for some part at the start. The middle overs were very disappointing for them as the likes of Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis, failed to create any pressure. England will be buoyed with this victory and it will serve as a tonic for their hapless tour. A lot of soul-searching to do for the Aussies before the next ODI which is after a 4-day break.

Powered by Aaron Finch's century and handy knocks by Mitchell Marsh and Marcus Stoinis, the hosts posted a challenging total in excess of 300 on the board. But their bowlers failed to come to party. Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow gave a steady start to the chase, and although they lost two quick wickets, the presence of Roy in the middle ensured that they never fell behind the eight ball. Along with Joe Root, Jason raised a double century partnership and in the process also broke Alex Hales' record for the highest individual score for England in ODIs.

A comprehensive win for England! They have finally managed to taste some success against Australia on this tour. The New England, as they are called nowadays, played exceedingly well today to outclass the world champions in all facets of the game. This is now the 8th loss that Australia have suffered in their last 9 completed ODIs. Definitely a concern for the Men in Yellow and they would have to come up with better strategies and gameplan in the next match.

48.5 T Head to M Ali, FOUR! That's it! ENGLAND WIN BY FIVE WICKETS. Moeen Ali finishes it off with a boundary. Tossed up ball and Ali gets to the pitch of the ball and hits it over mid on for the winning runs. ENGLAND GO 1-0 UP! 308/5

48.4 T Head to M Ali, On the legs of Ali who tries to sweep it but misses. 304/5

48.3 T Head to Joe Root, Floated delivery and Root works it on the leg side for one. 304/5

48.2 T Head to M Ali, Darts this full on off, Ali drives it past covers for a run. 303/5

48.1 T Head to M Ali, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 302/5

Travis Head to bowl.

47.6 M Stoinis to Joe Root, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. 302/5

Moeen Ali walks in next to bat.

47.5 M Stoinis to Jos Buttler, OUT! Short ball on leg and Buttler pulls this away. He is not in control of it and the ball goes straight to the fine leg fielder, Starc, who takes it with a cup. England losing wickets at the tail end but will not cause them much damage. 302/5

47.4 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Root cuts it past the point fielder to pick up a run. 302/4

47.3 M Stoinis to Joe Root, The batsman works it down the leg side. 301/4

47.2 M Stoinis to Joe Root, FOUR! Great shot. Down the ground and away to the fence. Pitched up ball in line of the stumps and Root slaps it straight back past the bowler. Tye gives chase from mid on but only comes second best. 301/4

47.1 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 297/4

46.6 Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, Another bouncer! Buttler ducks away again. 297/4

46.5 Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, Bouncer! Jos ducks under the ball and lets it go through to the keeper. 297/4

46.4 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Root pulls this short ball in front of square to rotate strike. 297/4

46.3 Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, Pitched up and Buttler leans forward to push it through covers. They come back for the third run. 296/4

46.2 Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 293/4

46.1 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Length ball outside off and Root guides it to third man for a run. 293/4

45.6 A Tye to Joe Root, The batsman drives this through the covers. One run added to the total. 292/4

45.5 A Tye to Joe Root, Very full outside off, almost a yorker, squeezed past the off stump. Root tries to squeeze it out as well but misses. 291/4

45.4 A Tye to Jos Buttler, Full on middle, pushed through to mid on for a quick run. 291/4

45.3 A Tye to Jos Buttler, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 290/4

45.2 A Tye to Jos Buttler, A short ball, Buttler looks to hook but misses. 290/4

45.1 A Tye to Joe Root, Length ball on the legs, Root flicks it away off his pads for a run. 290/4

44.6 Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, The batsman has played it to the point region. 289/4

44.5 Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 289/4

44.5 Pat Cummins to Jos Buttler, Wide. An attempted bouncer which was well over head height. The umpire has signaled a wide. 289/4

Jos Buttler comes in next to bat.

44.4 Pat Cummins to E Morgan, OUT! Bang, straight to point! Cummins serves it short and wide outside off, Eoin tries to smash it square of the wicket on the off side, makes proper connection as well but fails to get the placement right. It's hit straight towards his counterpart at point and Steven Smith doesn't miss those. A wicket too late for Australia! 288/4

44.3 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Back of a length ball, Root opens the face of the bat and plays it to third man for a run. 288/3

44.2 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Root pulls this short ball from middle stump towards mid-wicket for a brace. 287/3

44.1 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 285/3

43.6 A Tye to Joe Root, Outside off, Root guides this to third man to retain strike. 285/3

43.5 A Tye to Joe Root, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 284/3

43.4 A Tye to Joe Root, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 284/3

43.3 A Tye to E Morgan, Short ball on middle and leg, Morgan pulls this ball in front of square to rotate strike. 284/3

43.2 A Tye to E Morgan, Morgan swings his bat at this but misses the ball. 283/3

43.1 A Tye to Joe Root, Length ball on the legs of Root who works it off his pads for a run at fine leg. 283/3

42.6 M Starc to E Morgan, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 282/3

42.5 M Starc to Joe Root, Root pushes this ball through covers for a run. 282/3

42.4 M Starc to Joe Root, Played to the point region by the batsman. 281/3

Eoin Morgan comes in next to bat.

42.3 M Starc to J Roy, OUT! No 200 for Jason Roy. He holes out at fine leg. Short ball outside off, Jason looks to finish this game quickly and goes for the pull shot. But he gets a top edge to it and the ball flies to the fine leg fielder. Jhye Richardson, the substitute, takes a safe catch. He departs to a big applause from the crowd. Take a bow, mate. Well played. Job well done. 281/3

42.2 M Starc to Joe Root, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total. 281/2

42.1 M Starc to J Roy, Back of a length ball, Roy punches it on the off side to move to the other end. 280/2

41.6 A Tye to J Roy, Fuller this time around off, Roy lofts it over mid off to retain strike. 279/2

41.5 A Tye to Joe Root, Root flicks this ball off his pads away on the leg side for another run. 278/2

41.4 A Tye to Joe Root, Around off on a good length, Root drives this through covers for a brace. 277/2

41.3 A Tye to Joe Root, Root looks to work this ball on the leg side but misses. 275/2

41.2 A Tye to J Roy, Slow ball around off, Roy lofts it over mid off for a run. 275/2

41.1 A Tye to J Roy, Played to the point region by the batsman. 274/2

40.6 M Starc to J Roy, Slow bouncer, Roy gets a bottom edge to this while trying to pull the ball. They pick up a run while the ball is at mid-wicket. 274/2

40.5 M Starc to Joe Root, Root drives this full ball behind covers to move to the other end. 273/2

40.4 M Starc to J Roy, On the legs of Roy, he helps it fine on the leg for a run. 272/2

40.3 M Starc to J Roy, Yorker in line of the stumps and Roy digs it out in time. 271/2

40.2 M Starc to J Roy, Short ball on leg, Roy pulls this away to deep mid-wicket and they come back for the second run. 271/2

40.1 M Starc to J Roy, The batsman drives this through the covers. 269/2

39.6 A Tye to J Roy, Fails to work it around on the leg side and it goes off his pads. They steal a leg bye. 269/2

39.5 A Tye to J Roy, Jason Roy now possesses the record for the highest individual score by an Englishman in ODIs! Take a bow, Jason. This knock has been simply outstanding. He reaches there by lofting a shortish delivery over wide mid off. A couple taken. 268/2

39.4 A Tye to J Roy, A length delivery wide outside off, Roy tries to heave over the leg side but misses. 266/2

39.3 A Tye to Joe Root, Turns it on the leg side, finds the gap and hands the strike back to Jason Roy. 266/2

39.2 A Tye to Joe Root, Tye keeps it full and on the pads, Root flicks it firmly through square leg for a couple. 265/2

39.1 A Tye to J Roy, Back of a length delivery on middle, Roy plays it down to mid-wicket for a run. Moves to 171 and equals Alex Hales' highest individual score for England. 263/2

Andrew Tye is back on. This encounter has turned so one-sided that more than England winning, the talks are, will Jason Roy score his double century? Absolute thrashing this for Australia. 43 more needed from 66 balls.

38.6 M Starc to J Roy, Roy cuts this ball outside off past point for a run. 262/2

38.5 M Starc to J Roy, Length ball on the pads of Roy who flicks it away to square leg for anther brace. That's the 200-run partnership between the two. 261/2

38.4 M Starc to J Roy, FOUR! Short again on middle and leg, Roy slaps it over mid-wicket to the fence for a boundary. 259/2

38.3 M Starc to Joe Root, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. They pick up a single. 255/2

38.2 M Starc to J Roy, Roy cuts this ball outside off to point. They pick up a quick single, the fielder at point has a direct hit but Roy is safe. 254/2

38.1 M Starc to Joe Root, Length on his pads, Root flicks it off his pads for one. 253/2

Mitchell Starc comes in to bowl.

37.6 A Zampa to J Roy, Fuller length ball, spinning away from Roy who drives it past covers. A brace results. 252/2

37.5 A Zampa to J Roy, SIX! BOOOM! Straight back the bowler. Pitched up ball, dead-center and Roy gives room and hits it straight back over the bowler's head for another maximum. 250/2

37.4 A Zampa to Joe Root, Darts this on a full length, Root drives this past covers for a run. 244/2

37.3 A Zampa to Joe Root, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 243/2

37.2 A Zampa to Joe Root, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 243/2

37.1 A Zampa to Joe Root, FOUR! Half tracker on middle and leg, Root pulls this away through mid-wicket and the ball rolls away to the fence. 243/2

36.6 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Short ball around off, Roy moves across the timber and looks to pull it but misses the ball. 239/2

36.5 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Pat goes length around off and Root guides it towards third man for another run. 239/2

36.4 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Driven towards the mid on region. 238/2

36.3 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Short again on leg, Roy pulls it through mid-wicket to keep the score board ticking. 238/2

36.2 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Back of a length ball, Root punches this on the off side to rotate strike. 237/2

36.1 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Short ball to start with. Roy pulls this front of square for a run. This is now the highest score by a visiting team chasing a score in Australia. 236/2

35.6 A Zampa to J Roy, Probably a googly, Roy fails to pick it as he tries to defend. It takes the inside edge and rolls towards square leg for one. 235/2

35.5 A Zampa to J Roy, Tossed up ball outside off, Roy tries to slog it over the leg side but misses. 234/2

35.4 A Zampa to J Roy, 150 FOR ROY! Continues to impress and is looking to stay there till the end. Zampa bowls a flatter full ball on middle, Roy tickles it through square leg and runs back for the second. Excellent knock! 234/2

35.3 A Zampa to J Roy, This one is slower in pace, outside off and skidding through, Roy gets back to slap it through the line but misses. 232/2

35.2 A Zampa to J Roy, FOUR! Wrong line by Zampa, goes quicker through the air but bowls it full and down the leg side, Roy kneels and sweeps it past the keeper for a boundary. Doesn't middle it but he will take that. 232/2

35.1 A Zampa to J Roy, Flighted and full on middle, Roy gets on the front foot and defends it off the inner half of the bat to mid-wicket. 228/2

34.6 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Bouncer again! Roy sways away but his bat is angled towards the sky. The ball kisses the edge of the bat and flies to the fine leg fielder. They pick up a run. 228/2

34.5 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Swing and a miss. Outside off, Roy comes down and looks to slap it over the bowler. Misses it. 227/2

34.4 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Roy flicks this length ball off his pads away to deep mid-wicket for a brace. 227/2

34.3 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Bouncer! In line of the stumps, Roy ducks and leaves it alone, hopes for a wide. Nothing from the umpire. 225/2

34.2 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Length again, on leg, Root works it behind square for a run. 225/2

34.1 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Length ball on off, Root cuts it to point. 224/2

Pat Cummins comes in to bowl.

33.6 A Zampa to J Roy, SIX! That's a biggie. Short ball on middle and leg, Roy makes room and pulls this high and handsome over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen. That was a maximum on any ground! 224/2

33.5 A Zampa to J Roy, Full again on off and Roy tries to reverse sweep this, misses the ball completely. 218/2

33.4 A Zampa to J Roy, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 218/2

33.3 A Zampa to J Roy, Darts this at a full length and Roy kneels down to slog sweep this. They pick up a couple of runs. 218/2

33.2 A Zampa to Joe Root, Fuller this time on leg, Root works it towards mid on and they pick up a run. 216/2

33.1 A Zampa to J Roy, Shortish ball to start with, around middle and leg, Roy rocks back and punches it through mid-wicket and they run back for the run. 215/2

Adam Zampa comes in to roll his arm.

Drinks have been taken. Joe Root and Jason Roy are solid in the middle and they look like taking the game away from the Aussies. Australia desperately need a breakthrough here. From where will it come?

32.6 M Starc to J Roy, Short again outside off and Roy pulls it in front of square leg for another run. 212/2

32.5 M Starc to J Roy, FOUR! Short ball outside off, Roy walks across his sticks and pulls it away towards mid-wicket for a boundary. They are getting the runs without taking any risk. 211/2

32.4 M Starc to Joe Root, Fuller this time and Root flicks it away for one. 207/2

32.3 M Starc to J Roy, The batsman works it down the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single. 206/2

32.2 M Starc to Joe Root, Back of a length ball and Root just goes behind and taps it to the point fielder. The fielder charges in and has a shy at the stumps at the non-striker's end. Would have been close if he hit. 205/2

32.1 M Starc to Joe Root, Length ball around off, Root plays it on the off side. 204/2

31.6 M Marsh to J Roy, FOUR! Oh, no stopping this one! Marsh is on the shorter side around middle, decent pace too, 131.8 kph, Roy pulls and pulls it fine to find the boundary. No chance for the fielder in the deep who was standing a bit too square. England cruising! 204/2

31.5 M Marsh to Joe Root, Back of a length ball angling into the batsman, Root is a bit early into the shot as he tries to pull. It takes his thigh pad and races behind. They cross for a leg bye and Paine dives full length to his right to stop the racing ball. Saves a certain boundary. 200/2

31.4 M Marsh to Joe Root, Full in length and just outside off, Root steps forward and across towards the line of the delivery and flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 199/2

31.3 M Marsh to J Roy, A length delivery on middle, it's been easily tucked through mid-wicket for one. 197/2

31.2 M Marsh to J Roy, Extra bounce on this occasion beats the bat. A good length delivery around off, Roy tries heaving it over the leg side but it bounces a tad more to beat the outside edge. 196/2

31.1 M Marsh to Joe Root, This is such a true surface for stroke-making. A short delivery is pulled with excellent timing to deep backward square leg for a single. 196/2

30.6 M Starc to J Roy, Too full and around leg, Roy tickles it towards long leg and takes a couple of runs. 195/2

30.5 M Starc to J Roy, Again Starc clocks in the 140s and serves a length ball on middle, Roy is hurried up by the pace as he tries to flick. It takes the leading half of his bat and rolls on the off side. 193/2

30.4 M Starc to J Roy, Fiery pace, 142 kph, full and straight, Roy plays it off his pads to mid-wicket. 193/2

30.3 M Starc to J Roy, Slower bouncer outside off, Roy allows it through to the keeper. 193/2

30.2 M Starc to J Roy, Sharp delivery, back of a length and outside off, Roy stands back to power it over the leg side but misses. 193/2

30.1 M Starc to J Roy, FOUR! Well played in the end! Starc darts in a yorker on middle, Roy stretches his legs and digs it out through it for a boundary at fine leg. Cannot hide his smile after doing so. 193/2

Change of bat for Joe Root.

29.6 M Marsh to J Roy, Roy has pushed it to the cover region. One run added to the total. 7 from this over! 189/2

29.5 M Marsh to J Roy, FOUR! Misfield in the deep! Marsh angles in a length ball on middle, Roy absolutely smashes it back past his partner at the other end. Finch at long on dives to his left top stop the ball but fails to do so. That shot nearly took the head off Root's shoulders. Did well to duck in time. 188/2

29.4 M Marsh to Joe Root, Root has driven it through mid on. One run added to the total. 184/2

29.3 M Marsh to Joe Root, Good length ball on middle, helped to mid-wicket. 183/2

29.2 M Marsh to J Roy, Goes on the back foot and punches it towards mid off. Quick running between the wickets to collect a single. 183/2

29.1 M Marsh to J Roy, Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery outside off, Roy tries to lift it over covers but misses. Not far from the outside edge, that. 182/2

Mitchell Marsh is introduced into the attack.

28.6 M Starc to Joe Root, Had that been in the line of the stumps, Root would have been bowled. Starc speeds in and spears it just outside off, Root tries to squeeze it out but is beaten for pace. Only 2 off the over but still no wicket for Australia. 182/2

28.5 M Starc to Joe Root, Played to the point region by the batsman. No run. 182/2

28.4 M Starc to Joe Root, The batsman has pushed it to the cover region. 182/2

28.3 M Starc to Joe Root, Excellent stop by Smith! Starc offers room outside off and Joe tries to run it down to third man but Smith intervenes with a full length dive to his left from point and stops the racing ball. 182/2

28.2 M Starc to J Roy, Keeps running from around the wicket and angles in a length ball on middle, Roy helps it to mid-wicket for a run. 182/2

28.1 M Starc to Joe Root, 25th ODI fifty for Joe Root. A full length ball by Starc, from around the wicket, Root reaches out for it and drives it through covers for one. The crowd goes ROOOOOOOOOOT in applause. Fine knock by him, so far. Can he register his first century on this tour? 181/2

Mitchell Starc is back on with Australia in a desperate need of a wicket.

27.6 A Zampa to Joe Root, Fuller and on middle, eased down to long on for one. 12 from the over, England firmly in the driver's seat. 180/2

27.5 A Zampa to Joe Root, FOUR! Wow, great shot! A short-arm jab, with minimum followthrough of his bat. Zampa quickens his pace and darts it full on middle, Root smashes it from his sight and it races away to the mid-wicket fence in no time. 179/2

27.4 A Zampa to J Roy, Uses the spin to his advantage and taps it towards short third man for a single. 175/2

27.3 A Zampa to Joe Root, Fullish and on middle, pushed to long on for a run. 174/2

27.2 A Zampa to J Roy, Driven through mid on by the batsman. One run added to the total. 173/2

27.1 A Zampa to J Roy, FOUR! Nails his shot. Zampa is full and around middle and off, Roy gets into the position early and unfurls a well-timed and placed reverse sweep for a boundary past short third man. 172/2

26.6 A Tye to J Roy, Knocks a full ball down to long on for one. 168/2

26.5 A Tye to Joe Root, The batsman works it down the leg side. One run added to the total. 167/2

26.4 A Tye to Joe Root, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. No run. 166/2

26.3 A Tye to J Roy, HUNDRED FOR ROY! Fine knock by him. Survived a nervous moment a few minutes back and is absolutely delighted. Tye goes short and Roy pulls it to deep mid-wicket for three runs. He jumps and is ecstatic. Good sensible knock, this. He was attacking in the first half of his knock but has now put his head down and concentrated more on building the partnership with his Test skipper. 166/2

26.2 A Tye to Joe Root, Angles in a short ball on middle, it's turned towards mid-wicket for one. 163/2

26.1 A Tye to Joe Root, Fuller length ball angling into the batsman, Root pushes it down to mid on. 162/2

25.6 A Zampa to J Roy, Nearly hits the yorker mark, Roy does well to dig it out. Eventful over. 162/2

25.5 A Zampa to J Roy, Tossed up ball on middle, blocked somehow towards mid-wicket. 162/2

25.4 A Zampa to J Roy, Roy is struggling to pick Zampa here. Flighted and on off, a late forward defense by Jason there. Trying to pick it from the pitch, rather than from the bowler's hand. Always tough, that way. 162/2

25.3 A Zampa to J Roy, SIX! That's a panic shot, claims Bill Lawry on air as it sails just over Finch near the boundary line. After surviving a close lbw shout, Roy decides to take on the bowler. He advances down the track and launches it up and over the leaping long on fielder for a maximum. 162/2

25.2 A Zampa to J Roy, Yup, it is! DRS saves Jason Roy. He must be thanking Joe Root who advised him to take the help of the technology. Zampa with a well-disguised wrong 'un, landing around off and getting to turn it back into the batsman. Roy without picking the variation tries to play a little dab down towards third man. But his pads come in the way and it wraps him there. The appeal is upheld and Root wants his partner to review it. The replays roll in and it shows that the impact is indeed outside off. 156/2

Huge shout for an lbw as Zampa foxes Roy with a googly. The finger has gone up and Roy opts for the DRS. Is the impact in question?

25.1 A Zampa to Joe Root, The batsman plays a sweep shot. They pick up a single. 156/2

24.6 A Tye to J Roy, Taps a length ball down to backward point. 155/2

24.5 A Tye to J Roy, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. No run. 155/2

24.4 A Tye to J Roy, Short one into the batsman, a mistimed pull by Roy but it falls safely in the deep mid-wicket region. A brace taken. 155/2

24.3 A Tye to Joe Root, Slower delivery outside off, Root runs it down to tihrd man for a run. 153/2

24.2 A Tye to Joe Root, Good length delivery on middle, Root goes back and helps it towards mid-wicket. 152/2

24.1 A Tye to J Roy, Angling down the leg side, the batsman fails to flick and it goes in the vacant leg side region off his pads. They take a leg bye. 152/2

Andrew Tye is back on.

23.6 A Zampa to J Roy, On the pads and it's worked behind square leg for one. Tidy over but Australia need a breakthrough. 151/2

23.5 A Zampa to J Roy, Full and on middle, defended on the leg side. 150/2

23.4 A Zampa to Joe Root, 150 up for England! Zampa keeps his length on the shorter side and puts it outside off, Root eases back and punches it to sweeper cover for one. 150/2

23.3 A Zampa to J Roy, Flatter and on middle, it's punched back past the non-striker for a single at long on. 149/2

23.3 A Zampa to J Roy, Wide! Zampa throws it up in the air and lands it way wide outside off. No spin there. Roy leaves and the umpire gives a wide. 148/2

23.2 A Zampa to J Roy, Uses his feet to come down to the pitch of the ball and pushes it towards mid-wicket. 147/2

23.1 A Zampa to Joe Root, Quicker one around leg, Root eases it through square leg for one. 147/2

22.6 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Play and a miss! No need to attempt those. Cummins bangs it in short, around off, Jason arches back and tries to play the upper cut but misses. 146/2

22.5 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Nicely done by Joe! It's short and on off, Root swivels and just rolls his wrists as he plays the pull shot. It goes through backward square leg and they change ends. 146/2

22.4 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Width on offer outside off, Roy steers it through backward point and picks up a single. 145/2

22.3 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Short in length and on middle, Roy pulls but finds the fielder at mid-wicket. 144/2

22.2 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Excellent running between the wickets! Cummins this time bowls it around the batsman's hips, Roy nudges it behind square leg and rushes back for the second run. 144/2

22.1 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, On a length and outside off, Root taps it down towards covers and collects a single. 142/2

21.6 A Zampa to Joe Root, Fullish delivery, attacking the stumps, dug out through mid on for a run. 141/2

21.5 A Zampa to Joe Root, A bit risky! Short on middle, skidding through. Root pulls it in time towards backward square leg. 140/2

21.4 A Zampa to J Roy, Driven through mid on by the batsman. One run added to the total. 140/2

21.3 A Zampa to Joe Root, Root failed to capitalize on that one! Full toss in line of the stumps, hit down to long on for a run. 139/2

21.2 A Zampa to Joe Root, Tossed up outside off, Root leans ahead and drives it crisply to covers. 138/2

21.1 A Zampa to Joe Root, Floated on middle and leg, dug out towards mid-wicket. 138/2

20.6 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, On a length on middle, tickled around the corner for a run. 138/2

20.5 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Superman Smith! Sensational stuff. Short and width on offer, Root glides it towards backward point where Smith dives full length to his left to make a heroic stop. Saves certain runs for his side. 137/2

20.4 Pat Cummins to J Roy, The batsman guides it to third man. They pick up a single. 137/2

20.3 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Nervy moment! Fullish delivery on off, Roy clears his front leg and goes for a hoick across the line but mistimes it over wide mid on. Starc runs back but the ball lands in no man's land. A couple taken. 136/2

20.2 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Another sharp ball around off, Roy sways away from the line of the delivery to evade it. 134/2

20.1 Pat Cummins to J Roy, FOUR! That was not far away from Paine! This is a roll of the dice from the Australians. Bouncer on leg stump, zips after pitching. Roy tries to leave it but the steep bounce does him in. Ends up helping it towards the keeper who leaps to his left but the ball goes past him in a flash to the fine leg fence behind. 134/2

Cummins is back on. It is high time that Australia strike.

19.6 A Zampa to Joe Root, Fullish delivery on middle, kept out watchfully. A tidy over from Zampa. 130/2

19.5 A Zampa to J Roy, Clips this one nicely against the spin for a single. 130/2

19.4 A Zampa to Joe Root, Driven towards the mid off region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 129/2

19.3 A Zampa to J Roy, Not the ideal delivery to play the reverse sweep. Drifting towards the leg stump, Roy goes for the fancy reverse sweep and plays it towards backward point. 128/2

19.2 A Zampa to J Roy, Ooh.. almost went past the defense of Roy! He uses his feet and Zampa bowls it fullish on off. Swings at it but gets a thick inside edge towards square leg. 127/2

19.1 A Zampa to Joe Root, On a shorter length, tucked away to the leg side for a run. 127/2

18.6 M Stoinis to J Roy, Beaten! Back of a length outside off, shoots off after pitching. Roy goes for the big pull across the line but misses. 126/2

18.5 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Short ball around off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single. 126/2

18.4 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Fullish ball in line of the stumps, driven through mid on for a couple. 125/2

18.3 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 123/2

18.2 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Well bowled! On a length around off, Joe aims to play one of his favourite shots to third man but gets a bottom edge past Paine. 123/2

18.1 M Stoinis to J Roy, Short delivery, Roy mistimes his pull to deep mid-wicket for a run. 123/2

17.6 A Zampa to J Roy, Shortish ball, cut with the spin through covers for a run. 122/2

17.5 A Zampa to J Roy, Bowls the wrong 'un on middle, Roy is cramped for room and clips it to mid-wicket. 121/2

17.4 A Zampa to J Roy, Drifting in towards Roy who nudges it to the leg side. 121/2

17.3 A Zampa to Joe Root, Quick and flat on middle, knocked down to long on for a run. 121/2

17.2 A Zampa to J Roy, Straighter one around off, pushed off the back foot to covers. 120/2

17.1 A Zampa to J Roy, Tossed up around off, played gently towards Zampa. 119/2

Time for Drinks. It has been a gripping passage of play so far. England attacked the opposition from the word go and got off to a flier. It was Roy who took off like a plane takes off. He consistently found the boundaries to push the Aussies on the back foot. A couple of quick wickets for the hosts has meant that they are in the contest but the duo of Roy and Root has shown good composure to keep the scoreboard ticking. Australia need to keep chipping away at the wickets in order to fightback.

16.6 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Short of a length ball, shaping in. Root is cramped for room and ends up chopping it towards the point region. 119/2

16.5 M Stoinis to J Roy, Banged in hard on the deck but comes off slowly this time. Roy plays a controlled pull to the same region to get off strike. 119/2

16.4 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Fullish and angling in, helped to deep mid-wicket for a run. 118/2

16.3 M Stoinis to J Roy, Similar length ball and room on offer, Jason steers it behind point to rotate strike. 117/2

16.2 M Stoinis to J Roy, Shortish ball outside off, punched off the back foot back to the bowler. 116/2

16.1 M Stoinis to J Roy, Just over the leaping mid on fielder! The change of ends almost does the trick for the hosts. Shortish outside off, skids off after pitching and hurries Roy a bit. He still goes through with his pull shot and has enough on it to clear Starc who is backtracking. A couple taken. 116/2

Change of ends for Stoinis.

15.6 A Zampa to Joe Root, Drifting in on middle, defended solidly off the front foot. 114/2

15.5 A Zampa to J Roy, Tossed up outside off, placed through covers for a single. 114/2

15.4 A Zampa to Joe Root, Floated on middle and leg, Root strides ahead and milks it down to the same region for a run. 113/2

15.3 A Zampa to J Roy, Fuller in length, knocked down to long on to rotate strike. 112/2

15.2 A Zampa to Joe Root, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. One run added to the total. 111/2

15.1 A Zampa to Joe Root, Starts off with a loosener! Half tracker on leg stump, clipped through square leg for a brace. That brings up the 50-run stand between the duo. Good going! 110/2

We are back for the chase. Another exciting passage of play awaits us. Who will come out on top? Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow to open the batting for England. Mitchell Starc to have a crack at the batsmen with the first new ball. Here we go...

Time for spin. Adam Zampa to roll his arm over now.

14.6 A Tye to J Roy, Overpitched outside off, driven hard to extra cover. 108/2

14.5 A Tye to J Roy, Fullish and straying on the pads, clipped behind square leg. Head in the deep moves swiftly across the turf and does well to keep the batsmen down to a couple. 108/2

14.4 A Tye to J Roy, Back of a length outside off, tapped with an open bat face to point. 106/2

14.3 A Tye to Joe Root, Continues to be short, clipped with the angle through mid-wicket to rotate strike. 106/2

14.2 A Tye to J Roy, Bouncer on middle, pulled behind square on the leg side for a run. 105/2

14.1 A Tye to Joe Root, Short of a length outside off, Root chops it uppishly past the wide slip fielder to pick up a single. 104/2

13.6 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Back of a length on middle, tucked around the corner for a single. 103/2

13.5 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Slower ball, Root reads it well and drives it nicely but finds the stumps at the other end. 102/2

13.4 M Stoinis to J Roy, Shortish delivery, angling in, tucked through wide mid on for a single. 102/2

13.3 M Stoinis to Joe Root, The batsman opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. One run added to the total. 101/2

13.2 M Stoinis to J Roy, Back of a length ball outside off, dabbed past point for a single. 100 up for England and it has come at a brisk pace. 100/2

13.1 M Stoinis to J Roy, A reckless shot! Good length ball outside off, Roy plays an agricultural slog across the line but gets beaten all ends up. 99/2

12.6 A Tye to Joe Root, Almost got a wicket! Off-pace delivery on a fullish length outside off. Root is early into the drive and gets foxed. Manages to just evade the short cover fielder. 99/2

12.5 A Tye to Joe Root, Hangs back to the length ball and keeps it out. 99/2

12.4 A Tye to J Roy, Fractionally overpitched on middle, Roy drives it elegantly past the bowler. The mid on fielder is straighter now and fields the ball inside the 30-yard circle. A run taken. 99/2

12.3 A Tye to J Roy, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 98/2

12.2 A Tye to J Roy, Angling into Roy who plays it defensively to mid-wicket. 98/2

12.1 A Tye to Joe Root, Root's dominant shot comes into play once again. Back of a length outside off, played with an angled blade to third man for a run. 98/2

11.6 M Stoinis to J Roy, Good fielding by Cummins! Short ball once again, Roy pulls it through backward square leg. The tall fast bowler covers a lot of yards to his right, slides and does well to keep the batsmen down to a couple. 97/2

11.5 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Short delivery, pulled all along the carpet to deep mid-wicket for a run. 95/2

11.4 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Very full delivery on middle, shaping in. Root is alert and does well to keep it out. 94/2

11.3 M Stoinis to J Roy, On a length, jagging in, tapped expertly towards short third man to rotate strike. 94/2

11.2 M Stoinis to J Roy, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 93/2

11.1 M Stoinis to J Roy, Back of a length outside off, Roy hops and pushes it to covers. 93/2

10.6 A Tye to J Roy, Tye goes for the yorker but ends up dishing a low full toss on the pads, eased behind square on the leg side for a single. 93/2

10.5 A Tye to Joe Root, Short of a length outside off, placed past cover-point for a run. 92/2

10.4 A Tye to J Roy, Shortish ball, stops a bit on the surface and as a result, a mistimed pull shot is induced through mid-wicket. A run taken. 91/2

10.3 A Tye to J Roy, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They manage to come back for the second. 90/2

10.2 A Tye to J Roy, In two minds! Change of pace from Tye. He bowls it on a back of a length outside off. Roy initially tries to play at it and tries to bail out at the last moment but is late to do so and gets beaten. 88/2

10.1 A Tye to Joe Root, Short of a length outside off, Root keeps his bat face down and guides it nicely down to third man for a run. 88/2

9.6 M Stoinis to J Roy, FOUR! Streaky runs! Back of a length outside off, Roy goes for a flashy shot but gets an outside edge past the vacant slip region for a boundary. The slip fielders have been taken out and the batsman gets his way. 87/2

9.5 M Stoinis to J Roy, Short delivery around off, Jason sways away from the line of the delivery to evade it. 83/2

9.4 M Stoinis to Joe Root, The batsman guides it to third man. One run added to the total. 83/2

9.3 M Stoinis to Joe Root, On a length and angling in, Root tucks it through backward square leg. A man at deep square leg was placed before this delivery. He has a lot of ground to cover to his right and does well to keep it down to a couple. 82/2

Fine leg comes inside the circle.

9.2 M Stoinis to Joe Root, FOUR! All about timing and grace! Full delivery and too straight on this occasion, Root stays well-balanced and clips it beautifully through mid-wicket. Away she whistles to the fence. 80/2

9.1 M Stoinis to Joe Root, Short of a length outside off, Root shuffles a touch and pushes it to the covers. 76/2

Double bowling change. Marcus Stoinis comes on for a bowl.

8.6 A Tye to J Roy, Pitched right up on off, driven crisply off the front foot to mid off. 76/2

8.5 A Tye to J Roy, FOUR! Roy is oozing confidence! What a way to get to his 12th ODI fifty. Walks down the track to the length delivery and like a bully takes down an opponent, he swipes it from outside off to send it racing through mid-wicket for a boundary. Ominous signs for Australia. 76/2

8.4 A Tye to J Roy, Back of a length outside off, holding its line. Jason points his bat skywards to allow it through. 72/2

8.3 A Tye to J Roy, Similar length ball on middle this time, Roy clips it nicely to mid on. 72/2

8.2 A Tye to J Roy, Almost a replica of the previous delivery as Roy plays it to mid off again. 72/2

8.1 A Tye to J Roy, Short of a length outside off, Roy sits on the back foot and punches it to mid off. 72/2

The debutant, Andrew Tye comes into the attack. He is known for his subtle changes of pace. Let's see what he brings to the table for Australia.

7.6 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Nicely played! Length ball in line of the stumps, tucked wide of mid on to collect a brace. 72/2

7.5 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Fullish ball, coming in, Root presses forward and defends it solidly. 70/2

7.4 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Back of a length outside off, punched off the back foot to cover-point. 70/2

7.3 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Full and straight this time, Root creams it down the ground past mid on for a glorious boundary. 70/2

7.2 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Ooh.. that took off like an airplane takes off! Good length ball outside off, bounces a lot after hitting the deck. Root tries to force it off the back foot through covers but is beaten all ends up. 66/2

7.1 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, Good length ball, shaping in, answered with a straight bat. 66/2

6.6 M Starc to J Roy, Deserved to get a boundary! Full and straight, driven exquisitely but played too straight. The ball hits the stumps at the other end. 66/2

6.5 M Starc to J Roy, Very full outside off, leaving Roy. He stays circumspect in approach and lets it go. 66/2

6.4 M Starc to J Roy, FOUR! Roy knows only way to play, to go all out from the word go. Short ball, sits up nicely for Roy. He stands tall and pulls it over mid on for a two bounce boundary. 66/2

6.3 M Starc to J Roy, Good length ball in line of the stumps, Roy camps back and blocks it nicely. 62/2

6.2 M Starc to J Roy, Back of a length, straight on this occasion, tucked nicely through backward square leg for a brace. 62/2

6.1 M Starc to J Roy, Length delivery, angling in, kept out stoutly. 60/2

5.6 Pat Cummins to Joe Root, On a length, angling in, defended solidly. 60/2

Joe Root comes out to bat. A captain's knock is the need of the hour. England need a calm head at the moment.

5.5 Pat Cummins to A Hales, OUT! Got him, gone! The short ball ploy from Cummins works wonders for his team. Steams in and hits the deck hard. Generates appreciable bounce as Hales attempts the big pull across the line. Ends up getting it off the toe end of the bat and the ball balloons towards mid on. Stoinis runs in a few steps and pouches it safely. Australia are fighting back at the right moment. 60/2

5.4 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Well played! Full ball on middle and leg, Roy doesn't try to overhit it and just times his clip through wide mid on. Picks up three runs for doing so. 60/1

5.3 Pat Cummins to J Roy, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 57/1

5.2 Pat Cummins to J Roy, On a good length outside off, played with an open bat face to point. 57/1

5.1 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Fullish delivery, Roy leans ahead and blocks it. 57/1

4.6 M Starc to A Hales, FOUR! Hales gets off the mark in style! Short ball, pulled over wide mid on. The fielder hares after it but only comes second best. End of a successful over for Starc. 57/1

4.5 M Starc to A Hales, On a length, kept out watchfully. 53/1

Alex Hales strides out to bat.

4.4 M Starc to J Bairstow, OUT! A much-needed breakthrough for the hosts! Runs were coming thick and fast for England and they will hope that this wicket puts a lid on the scoring rate. Back of a length outside off, a bit of extra bounce on that. Bairstow rises on his toes to cut it but ends up getting an edge behind. Paine moves to his right and accepts it gleefully. A swashbuckling stand for the visitors nonetheless. They have got the momentum. 53/1

4.3 M Starc to J Roy, Almost similar to the ball that consumed Warner! Back of a length, shoots after pitching and climbs on Roy. He fends at it and gets a top edge that eludes the fielder at backward point. A run taken. 53/0

4.3 M Starc to J Roy, The batsman goes after a wide one but misses. The Umpire signals a wide. 52/0

4.2 M Starc to J Roy, FOUR! He is looking unstoppable at the moment! Fullish delivery, no nibble in the air. Roy smashes it past Starc and beats the diving mid on fielder to pick up another boundary. 51/0

4.1 M Starc to J Roy, A stifled appeal for an LBW denied! Good length ball around leg stump, Roy tries to play it across but is hit on the thigh pad. Starc appeals but the umpire stays put. Hawk Eye shows that it pitched outside leg. 47/0

3.6 Pat Cummins to J Bairstow, Shortish ball and extra bounce this time, he goes for the cut but misses. 47/0

3.5 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Shortish and well outside off, flayed over cover-point. Good running between the wickets allows the batsmen to take three. Cummins is angry with himself. He has lost his radar. 47/0

3.4 Pat Cummins to J Roy, Fuller in length, defended solidly off the front foot. 44/0

3.3 Pat Cummins to J Roy, FOUR! Cummins tries to correct himself by bowling a full delivery but the line is awry. It is too straight. Roy will hit them even after he wakes up. Clips it beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary. 44/0

3.2 Pat Cummins to J Roy, SIX! Ho ho ho! This is terrific batting from the dasher. Short ball in line of the stumps, Roy takes it on and pulls it with aplomb over long leg for a maximum. He has taken the attack to the opposition and is enjoying himself at the moment. 40/0

3.1 Pat Cummins to J Bairstow, Fullish and on middle and leg, clipped to square leg for a single. 34/0

2.6 M Starc to J Roy, Pitched up this time, driven crisply to mid off. 33/0

2.5 M Starc to J Roy, FOUR! Roy is bringing out all array of shots with a lot of confidence! Fuller in length around off, Roy lifts it nonchalantly over extra cover to pick up another boundary. 14 from the over already. 33/0

2.4 M Starc to J Roy, FOUR! This is poor bowling and Starc is getting the treatment! Straying on the hips, tucked neatly through fine leg to pick up a boundary. 29/0

2.3 M Starc to J Roy, SIX! It is said that when you go for a shot, you got to go at it with all your might. Short ball, shoots off the deck. Roy goes for a full-fledged pull but gets a top edge that flies over the keeper and keeps on traveling. Clears the fence with ease and lands on the sightscreen. 25/0

2.2 M Starc to J Roy, Fuller in length, angling in. Roy comes forward and blocks it solidly. 19/0

2.1 M Starc to J Roy, On a length around off, kept out watchfully. 19/0

1.6 Pat Cummins to J Bairstow, FOUR! Straight as an arrow! Fullish delivery, bludgeoned down the ground for a rocketing boundary. 19/0

1.5 Pat Cummins to J Bairstow, A direct hit at the bowler's end would have been curtains for Bairstow! On a length, angling in. Bairstow clips it nicely through backward square leg and takes off. Starc from fine leg moves to his left and lines up the batsmen who attempt the second run. It is an error in judgement from the wicket-keeper batsman but to his fortune, the flat throw misses. Cummins could have gone near the stumps to collect it. 15/0

1.4 Pat Cummins to J Bairstow, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 13/0

1.3 Pat Cummins to J Bairstow, Angling in appreciably, tucked with a closed bat face through square leg for a brace. 13/0

1.2 Pat Cummins to J Bairstow, FOUR! Shot! Short delivery on off, sits up nicely for Bairstow. He stands tall and pulls it with authority over mid-wicket to find the fence. 11/0

1.1 Pat Cummins to J Bairstow, Back of a length ball, angling in sharply. Bairstow hops to keep it out but is struck on the thigh pad. 7/0

Pat Cummins to bowl with the second new ball from the other end.

0.6 M Starc to J Roy, FOUR! Crunched! Short and width on offer, Roy pounces on the opportunity and crashes it past backward point for a boundary. Good start for England. 7/0

0.5 M Starc to J Roy, On a good length, defended solidly off the back foot. 3/0

0.4 M Starc to J Roy, Brilliantly bowled! Full and fast, swinging in. This is Starc's stock delivery. Roy does well to clear his front leg and keeps it out. 3/0

0.3 M Starc to J Bairstow, Tight run! Bairstow tucks this one in front of square leg and sets off. Tye charges in, dives and underarms a throw at the keeper's end but misses. Would have been close if he hit. 3/0

0.2 M Starc to J Bairstow, Hangs back to the good length delivery which is slanting away and taps it to covers. 2/0

0.1 M Starc to J Roy, England are away! On a length, straight on this occasion. Roy tucks it nicely to square leg for a run to open his account. 2/0

0.1 M Starc to J Roy, Wide! Doesn't get his radar right first up. Slips this one down the leg side, swinging further down. Roy aims for the flick but misses. 1/0

First Published: January 14, 2018, 9:14 AM IST

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