Records tumble: Jason Roy blasts England to victory in first ODI
MACQUARIE’S SUMMER OF CRICKET LINE-UP: Dean Jones, Glenn McGrath, Damien Fleming, John Emburey, Tim Lane, and Bruce Eva.
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Jason Roy has blasted England to a 1-0 win with one of the all-time great innings.
Roy broke all sorts of records on his way to 180 off 151 balls.
Joe Root (91*) playing a starring role alongside Roy.
The Australia Cricketers Association has partnered with Zaidee’s Rainbow Foundation in 2018.
CEO Alan Turner joined the Macquarie Cricket commentary box during the innings break.
Australia has posted 8-304 from its 50 overs.
Aaron Finch (107) led the way with a glorious ton, while Marcus Stoinis (60) and Mitch Marsh (50) also contributed.
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Former England spinner John Emburey said Australia was allowed too many easy runs in the middle overs.
“England would say they’ve got 20 runs more than they should have,” Embers said.
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DRS is under fire after a confusing outcome that Dean Jones labelled the worst he’s ever seen.
The stage is set for the first one-dayer between Australia and England.
It’s cool and clear in Melbourne, great conditions for cricket and a welcome change from some of the sweltering weather we’ve seen this summer.
Joe Root is playing after recovering from illness which saw him hospitalised during the Fifth Test.