Rediff – Images from the first One-Day International between Australia and England at the MCG

IMAGE: England’s Jason Roy celebrates his century the first One Day International against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on Sunday.

Summary

  • Images from the first One-Day International between Australia and England at the MCGIMAGE: England’s Jason Roy celebrates his century the first One Day International against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on Sunday.
  • Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty ImagesOpener Jason Roy smashed England’s highest individual score in one-day internationals to guide his side to a comfortable five-wicket victory against Australia in the opening match of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
  • Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty ImagesAfter being put in to bat in the opening ODI of the five-match series, Australia opener Aaron Finch compiled his ninth hundred in the 50-over format to help the hosts to a total of 304 for eight.
  • Roy, who celebrated his century with a leap in the air, reached fifty in 32 balls and gave England a rollicking start in their chase with an opening stand of 53 with Jonny Bairstow in under five overs.
  • Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty ImagesAustralia had earlier lost David Warner for two to a fast and sharply-rising delivery from paceman Mark Wood while in-form skipper Steve Smith (23) and Travis Head also fell cheaply as the hosts were reduced to 78-3 in the 14th over.


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