Australia collapsing with seven wickets down in first ODI


Jason Roy's first century against Australia put England in a position of authority in the first one-day worldwide as he and Joe Root led a confident pursuit of 305 in Melbourne.

Jason Gillespie, the then Yorkshire coach and the new coach of Sussex, might not have had a CV scattered with white-ball trophies, but he has played at the highest level, has won two County Championships with Yorkshire and knows the county game inside out, while his man-management skills are second to none.

Had Bayliss not been brought in with the 2019 World Cup so strongly in mind, with that marquee competition being played on English soil, a witch-hunt might already have burned him at the stake.

This week the vice-captain, Jos Buttler, praised Bayliss for liberating England.

"He has been brilliant for us".

Although he retains the support of the players and the England and Wales Cricket Board, which has ruled out the sort of witch-hunt that followed the 2013-14 Ashes whitewash, there are those who believe that he should go now, or, at the very least, could yet go soon.

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. What a wicket. It was a bit wide with a hint of turn.

He added: "After that, a line was drawn in the sand and we were given clear directives that the goal was the 2019 World Cup. Also the best way to address it is to be on the front foot". The all-rounder will play no part in the ODIs as he waits to hear whether he faces any charges for the incident in a Bristol street in the early hours of 25 September.

The 27-year-old Test captain, who was taken to hospital with gastroenteritis on the final day of the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney, missed Thursday's warm-up win over a Cricket Australia XI.

"As a coach, the one attribute he has is the ability to take the pressure away from any player at a time when you need it and that has helped me massively", said Morgan.

"We got a huge amount of confidence from the selectors and Andrew Strauss, our director of cricket, gave absolute clarity in what we wanted. It creates a lot more calm around the periphery".

Australian opening batsmen Aaron Finch scored his 9 century in ODI and also crossed 3000 ODI runs landmark. An internal European Central Bank disciplinary hearing will not take place until Stokes's legal case has concluded, which has allowed Hales to return to worldwide duty.