Jason Roy daddy hundred and Joe Root composed half-century helped England to beat Australia by 5 wickets, to started the 5 matches series on a winning note. Roy and Root 221 runs stand for 2nd wickets ensured the England’s victory. Jason Roy scored 180 runs off 151 deliveries. His 4th ODI ton included 16 fours and 5 sixes. It is his best ODI score so far. His partner, Joe root also played splendid innings and scored unbeaten 91 runs in 110 balls to chased down the target of 305 runs set by Australia. For Austalia, Mitchel Starc and Pat Cummins picked up 2 wickets each. Starc sent back Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow where Cummins succeed to send back Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan.
Earlier, Australia was put on to bat first by England skipper, Morgan after winning the toss in Melbourne. Australia succeed to post the total of 304 runs in stipulated 50 overs with the lost of 8 wickets. Aaron Finch scored 107 runs off 119 balls with the helped of 10 fours and 3 sixes. Two blistering half-century down the order helped Australia to finished off the inning on positive note. Marcus Stonis and Mitchell Marsh scored 60 and 50 runs respectively. For England, Liam Plunket and Adil Rashid picked up 3 and 2 wickets respectively.
England will move on to Brisbane with 1-0 lead in 5 match ODI series.