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    How many records did England break in Melbourne?

    A whole host of records were rewritten at the MCG as England took an early lead in the ODI series against Australia.

    The record books were rewritten at the MCG as Jason Roy inspired England to a famous win in the opening match of the ODI series against Australia.

    But which records did England break?

    Record chase

    • In 148 ODIs at the MCG, this is the first time a side has scored more than 300 batting second.
    • England’s chase surpassed the previous best when Australia overhauled England’s 294 in 2011.

    Run machine Roy

    • Jason’s Roy’s 180 is England’s highest score in one-day cricket.
    • It was his maiden hundred against Australia.
    • It is the highest ODI score at the MCG, beating Mark Waugh’s 173.
    • It was the second highest ODI score in Australia. Chris Gayle made 215 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup.
    • The 32 balls Roy needed for his first fifty is the quickest by an England batsman against Australia.
    • Five batsman have scored 150 in successful chases - Quinton de Kock, Sanath Jayasuriya, Virat Kohli, Shane Watson and Roy, who has achieved the feat twice having hit 162 against Sri Lanka.

    Get To Know

    Get To Know...

    Jason Roy

    JasonRoy

    • AKA: J-Roy
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    • Age: 27
    • Domestic Team: Surrey
    • Fun Fact:
    • Hit England's highest score in ODI cricket - a magnificent 180 against Australia in 2018
    • Cricketing Legend:
    • Brian Lara, Ricky Ponting and team-mate Kumar Sangakarra
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    Batting
    Runs 518 AVG 19.18
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    Two JRs are better than one

    • Jason Roy’s 221-run stand with Joe Root was an England record for the third-wicket, eclipsing Neil Fairbrother and Graeme Hick who shared a 213-run stand against West Indies in 1991.
    • The Root-Roy partnership is England’s highest against Australia and the best for the third wicket in ODI cricket at the MCG.

    Roy thrilled with record-breaking innings

    Batsman reflects on his England ODI record innings of 180 in win over Australia in Melbourne

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