Jason Roy's record-breaking knock vs Australia gives England series lead

Alex Hales ‘learned his lesson’ from Ben Stokes incident says England captain

England captain EOIN MORGAN: "I thought it was incredible from Jason - when he scores runs he is quite imposing at the crease and I thought that was no different today".

"It has turned around incredibly quickly, that's the nature of this game - especially in one-day and T20 cricket".

Warner failed to deal with an 88mph bouncer and could only balloon the ball to Root at slip - it was Wood's only wicket but he bowled with speed throughout, something England will be looking to see in this series and in the Tests in New Zealand in March. After their wretched Ashes campaign, in which they were beaten 4-0, the tourists chased down a hefty Australian total at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to win with seven balls to spare in the opener of the five-match ODI series.

"That's what the English players are doing at the moment". They have got players who can single-handedly make a mockery of the big scores.

England Test captain Root played despite having to retire from the final Test at Sydney with a viral illness, making a superb 91 not out.

As such, the European Central Bank will be praying desperately not only for a competitive showing in the upcoming five ODIs against Australia, but also that Test results improve when the circus moves on to New Zealand.

Alex Hales, back in the side after missing the end of last summer's series with West Indies, departed for only four in the next over.

In other words, the European Central Bank are effectively hoping to bumble along with Bayliss until that glorious moment when - all being well - he lifts the World Cup and rides off into the sunset, main mission accomplished.

While the recently concluded Ashes series unfolded at an attritional pace, both sides are likely to approach the next five games in a more cavalier fashion.

As for England, they were an absolute lock to win the Champions Trophy previous year.

The Durham man was wearing an England shirt for the first time in six months and was too hot to handle for the Aussies.

Australia captain Steve Smith said his team's total was nearly 40 runs short of expected, and the early bowlers came under attack from England's top order.

And before we take Australia's "surprise" that Bairstow came in at the death at face value we should remember the greatest of all their teams under Steve Waugh did away with the practice completely. Through the naturally aggressive instincts of Morgan and also the wise counsel of the assistant coach Paul Farbrace, England had already been moving in that direction by the time Bayliss arrived, and the progress has continued since. Stay tuned for the latest on the Australia vs England ODI series.

The 27-year-old Roy raced to his fifty off 32 balls but then took another 60 to get his ton - an impressive sign of maturity from the famously hot-headed batsman.

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