Australia suffering from Ashes hangover: Mitchell Marsh after loss in 1st ODI

Australia suffering from Ashes hangover: Mitchell Marsh after loss in 1st ODI

English opener Jason Roy broke many records in his outstanding 180 off just 151 balls.

Opener Jason Roy blasted 180 runs off just 151 balls as England chased down Australia's target of 305 runs in the first one-day worldwide of the five-match series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday.

"It's a massive series for us after a disappointing Ashes - we want to be very ruthless". Stoinis also put up a strong performance in the first ODI as he smashed a 40-ball 60.

Set an imposing 305 to win on Sunday, the visitors chased down their target with seven balls to spare after Roy belted the highest ODI score by an England batsman.

England captain Eoin Morgan said the return of Roy, who missed selection in the Champions Trophy previous year, and Root's shift down to No. 4 had really lengthened the batting lineup.

Wood displayed the pace England so sorely lacked during their Ashes hammering, notably with his fifth ball of the match when he dismissed Australia dangerman Warner. "What a way to start the series - still a long way to go, but certainly a great start". Today he broke Alex Hales' record for the highest ODI score by an England player.

Australia have been given just two-day rest at home following the first ODI defeat before they reconvened in Brisbane to begin their preparations for the upcoming clash in Gabba.

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And now the star all-rounder, who continued his solid form with superb 68-ball 50 along with opener Aaron Finch (107) and all-rounder Marcus Stoinis (60) to guide Australia to a commanding total, said that the hosts are feeling the effects of their Ashes success. David Warner appears on this list twice, with scores of 179 and 178 against Pakistan and Afghanistan respectively.

Most importantly, Australia are desperate to find the right combinations to strengthen a patchy middle-order.

This included a national average audience of 1.79 million in England's run chase, including 1.22 million metro, and 1.52 million in Australia's innings, with 1.04 million metro.

With the 2019 World Cup fast approaching, Marsh admitted that this is the flawless time for players like him and fellow all-rounder Marcus Stoinis to make their presence felt.

He said: "It's important not to look too far ahead, but it's a good opportunity for us young guys coming in to cement our places in the one-day team".

"Halesy wasn't too happy that I went past him by the sounds of things!" "He was supported really well by Joe Root as well".