Roy ton helps power England into 4-0 lead over Australia

Carrie Guzman
June 24, 2018

But it proved to be a comfortable target for the hosts, who eased to victory with 32 balls to spare thanks to an opening stand of 174 from Jason Roy (101) and Jonny Bairstow (79). Three balls later Willey induced an edge from Michael Neser and Buttler held the catch behind the stumps.

Australia's more conservative approach yielded successive century partnerships too as both Aaron Finch (100) and Shaun Marsh (101) reached three figures.

Three centuries and a near century innings were manifested at the Riverside Ground on Wednesday, where the big scoring match between England and Australia thumped up for the hosts as they registered an unassailable 4-0 lead in the five match one day worldwide series against the arch rivals.

In a record-setting win at Trent Bridge, Alex Hales' blistering 147 off 92 balls was the highest score in England's batting.

In the 3rd ODI between Australia and local team England which took place in 19th JUne, 2018 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham England made a record of highest runs in ODI.

Wood claimed a second victim four balls later as Marcus Stoinis went back to a full delivery and was bowled for just one to leave the tourists on 227-3 with a little over 10 overs to go. With the visitors batting at 225-1 in the 40th over, a 350-run total looked to be on the cards before England's bowlers fought back valiantly in the death overs. Five matches were played during this series, this was the third match. They had played this innings against Pakistan. Finch's 11th ODI ton overall was a much-needed boost for the Aussies after their previous defeats and it set up the platform for a massive total for the visitors.

Perhaps mindful of the need to avoid further embarrassment on what is proving to be a disastrous tour, Australia were noticeably careful in the construction of their innings.

Australia captain Tim Paine won the toss again and chose this time to bat first, on a bright and breezy afternoon.

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"We played pretty solid cricket", said England captain Eoin Morgan.

"The bowlers struggled to take wickets early on but the other way you can control the game is the run-rate and they did that exceptionally well". We'll look after them.

"We always kept Australia within our grasp, certainly until the last eight to 10 overs when they were in position to get away from us".

"There's nowhere to hide in this game, we're playing against the best in the world".

"I think we've still got to stick to our strengths, but just find a way to stay in the contest for longer", Finch added, after Australia's 15th defeat in 17 completed ODIs.

England overtook Australia's score with 5.2 overs in hand and they've shown that their success in 50 over cricket in Australia and New Zealand a year ago wasn't a fluke.

Coach Justin Langer has warned Australia's struggling bowlers they need to quickly get to grips with global cricket.

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