England won the toss and put Australia to bat first.David Warner and Aaron Finch opened the innings for Australia.David Warner fell out for just 2 runs.Warner couldn’t resist off Wood’s quick bouncer.
After Davy, informed Smith joined Aaron Finch.After early loss of Davy,Finch and Steve Smith partnered 48 runs.Smith was caught behind off Rashid’s spin.Smith had to leave the field on 23 runs.Rashid strucked the most wanted wicket in his very first over.Following Smith , Travis head also had to leave the field for just five runs as Liam Plunkett dismantled his stumps.Thenafter Mitchy Marsh Joined Aaron Finch in the middle.These two batsmen controlled the innings for intial overs.Finch displayed some play with quick fours and sixes , registering his Eighth One Day internationals Hundred.
He was sent back by Moeen Ali.He made 107 runs off 119 deliveries with 19 boundaries and 3 sixes.Marsh , made half ton and was sent back in the next ball by leggie Adil Rashid.
Marcus Stoinis then captured the attention with quick 60 off 40 deliveries helped with 5 boundaries and couple of sixes.He played some eye catching shots and boosted the score for the Team.Tim Paine supported stoinis and scored 27 runs in the period with 3 boundaries.At the ending overs Australia lost wickets in quick succession and finished up with 304 runs for 8 wickets.
At a Glance:AO Finch 107(119),Stoinis 60(40),Mitchell Marsh 50(68) | Aadil Rashid 2-73(10 Overs),Liam Plunkett 3-71(10 Overs)
Chasing 304 English Openers bursted in initial overs.Jason Roy gave blowing start to the Team.Jonny Bairstow couldn’t stay long in the crease .He departed for 14 runs.Alex Hales then joined Roy ; but was sent early in just 4 runs.Then came Joe Root.These two partnered for 221 runs and that inclined the match towards England.Jason Roy showed a stage burn show by bashing 180 runs off just 151 deliveries consisting of 16 boundaries and 5 biggies.At 282 runs ,Jason Roy departed by scoring incredible 180 runs off Mitchell Starc delivery.After his wicket Captain Eoin Morgan joined Joe Root.
Eoin Morgan was caught by Steve Smith at 1 run off Pat Cummins delivery.Australia found kinda momentum after two consecutive wickets of Roy and Morgan.After Morgan Buttler joined Root and was dismissed at 4 runs when England was just 3 runs far from the record-chase.Thenafter Moeen Ali came to the crease.Joe Root guided his team to victory scoring unbeaten 91 runs off 110 deliveries.Moeen Ali finished the match by striking a boundary.Likethis England chased 300+ runs for the first time in MCG.
Australia tried to pull up the match but Joe Root’s 91 sealed the match for England.
Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins took 2 wickets each and Marcus Stoinis took a wicket for Australia.
Australia XI: Aaron Finch, David Warner, Steve Smith (c), Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Mitch Marsh, Tim Paine, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye
England XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood