Reuters – MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Opener 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.

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  • MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Opener 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.
  • England captain Joe Root celebrates with teammates after the dismissal of Australia’s David Warner during the one-day international match at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018.
  • AAP/Joe Castro/via REUTERS The 27-year old hit 180 and combined in a third-wicket stand of 221 with test skipper Joe Root, who made an unbeaten 91, to make the seemingly steep 305-run chase look easy and help England to their first win on the tour.
  • England’s Mark Wood celebrates after dismissing Australia’s David Warner during the one-day international match at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018.
  • England’s wicket keeper Jos Buttler celebrates with team mate Joe Root after taking a catch to dismiss Australia’s Steve Smith during the one-day international match at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia, January 14, 2018.


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