Sportskeeda – Australia fell short with the bat, concedes Smith
England were in fine form with the bat in the first ODI in Melbourne and Australia skipper Steve Smith rued his side’s runs total.

Summary

  • Australia fell short with the bat, concedes SmithEngland were in fine form with the bat in the first ODI in Melbourne and Australia skipper Steve Smith rued his side’s runs total.
  • Steve Smith congratulates England’s Joe RootSteve Smith felt Australia paid the price for falling short with the bat after Jason Roy’s magnificent 180 inspired England to victory in Sunday’s first one-day international.
  • However, Roy put on a record-breaking 180 off 151 balls as England pulled off the highest ODI chase at the MCG to record a five-wicket win and bring about an upturn in fortunes following the 4-0 Test-series defeat.
  • “We probably left ourselves a few short, we lost a few wickets in the middle and that stopped us going from as hard as we liked at the back end,” Smith said at the post-match presentation.
  • Thanks to a breathtaking 180 from @JasonRoy20, England have produced a record chase at the MCG, beating Australia by 5 wickets #AUSvENG pic.


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