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?
- 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
- 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
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.