Roy was given out lbw to Adam Zampa on 91 but immediately called for a review, and the decision was overturned after replays showed it was pitching outside the line. His ability to pounce on anything wayward from the Australian bowlers early on, whilst adapting his game in the middle overs to rotate the strike with Joe Root made for a truly memorable innings for the opener. More importantly, England needed only 17 more runs to win.
Jason Roy's 221-run stand with Joe Root was an England record for the third-wicket, eclipsing Neil Fairbrother and Graeme Hick who shared a 213-run stand against West Indies in 1991.
Warner, who missed Australia's training on Saturday with a stomach bug, top-edged a peach of a short-pitched delivery from England quick Mark Wood to the slips in the second over.
Once again, he "failed" to convert, but only because wickets from his county colleagues Liam Plunkett (three) and Adil Rashid (two) helped to keep Australia's score in check before Roy proceeded to blow it out of the water.
Root didn't name names, but his Nice Guy image slipped when the off field shenanigans of some players during the Ashes series came up.
"It's been a tough season past year, so to be selected again was special". There's not many words right now but I'm sure in the next couple of days I'll have a bit more. "What a way to start the series - still a long way to go, but certainly a great start".
However, the Australian management is confident that the star opener will play the first ODI on January 14.
"What a way to start the series".
Mitchell Marsh - 6/10 - Coming off the back of an impressive Ashes test series, Marsh carried his form through into the ODI, making 50 as Australia looked to push on towards the end.
But it is so hard for white ball specialists like Roy to play enough first-class cricket to be considered for the Test side. We've got today and tomorrow off.
"We need to start playing better cricket and getting some wins on the board in this format". We have done that a bit with the bat, we will try and continue taking wickets with the ball.