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14 Jan 2018

Records broken in 1st ODI England vs Australia

1st ODI: England beat Australia by 5 wickets

After the Ashes debacle, England have bounced back in style by comfortably winning the 1st ODI in Melbourne.

The hosts posted a mammoth 305 run target which Jason Roy made a mockery of, with his record 180 run-innings.

England won the fixture with 5 wickets and 7 balls to spare.

Here are the list of records broken!

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1st ODI: England beat Australia by 5 wickets
Finch brings out his best against England

Favorite opponents

Finch brings out his best against England

Team England is Finch's favorite opponent.

The Australian opener is at his devastating best, when he has to play against his arch rivals and has scored 5 tons against England in 24 innings, four of which have come in ODIs while one has come in T20Is.

Finch has scored 5 centuries in 91 innings against all other oppositions.

Love affair with MCG

MCG is Finch's favorite ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is Aaron Finch's happy hunting ground against England.

The 31-year-old has scored a hat-trick of hundreds at the MCG against his foes and boasts an average of 121 on Melbourne's 22-yard-strip.

Finch has registered scores of 121, 135 and 107 at the MCG. All his hundreds at the MCG have come against England.

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Jason Roy's 180 breaks several records

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Jason Roy's 180 breaks several records

Jason Roy's 180 is now the highest score for England in ODI cricket.

It is also the second highest individual score in ODIs in and against Australia.

Jason Roy's 32-ball fifty is the quickest for England against Australia in ODIs.

The previous best was 34 ball fifties by Jason Roy in 2015 and Jos Buttler in 2014.

England's mojo

England are quite successful in chasing big targets

England chased down a record 305 at the MCG, the highest ever successful chase in the ground in an ODI.

The earlier best was 296 chased by Australia against India in 2016.

England have chased 7 successful 300 plus run targets, five of them have come since the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Jason Roy brings the smiles back

Roy on fire

Jason Roy brings the smiles back

Roy's 180 is the highest individual score at the Melbourne Cricket ground.

Previous best was Mark Waugh's 173.

England were off to a fantastic start reaching the 50-run mark in just 4.2 overs, their quickest in ODIs since 2002. Their previous fastest was in 4.4 overs against India in Southampton in 2011.

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