Steve Smith shakes hands with Joe Root (R) after England defeated Australia in their ODI played at the MCG.
And it was compelling evidence as to why England have always wanted him in their one-day team; why they only dropped him with the greatest reluctance in last year's Champions Trophy semi-final and why they welcomed him back eagerly at the end of last summer when Hales...
Roy surpassed team mate Alex Hales's previous ODI best of 171 during his 151-ball knock as England cruised home with seven balls to spare in a morale-boosting victory, after a demoralising 4-0 loss in the Ashes tests.
England captain Eoin Morgan said Roy's record-breaking century showed his "character" after he was dropped past year.
England take on Australia in the 2ODI in Brisbane on Friday 19 January.
Having dumped Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade from the team in response to a pattern of middle-order failures past year, Australia's selectors would have been pleased by the way Finch combined with Marsh before Stoinis and Tim Paine played with verve in the closing overs.
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Roy survived being given out and several close calls before eventually being caught for 180 to help guide his side to a five-wicket success to kick-off the five-match series in winning fashion.
"This has been a while coming", he said of his new England record ODI score of 180.
"I'm very clear in the moment in what I want to do in my first 30 balls, which is the most challenge of batting in cricket", he said. "But it's one win, four more games to go", cricbuzz quoted him saying.
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.
"Incredibly special, I don't have too many words right now", he said.
"We then didn't start well with the ball, they got off to an absolute flyer". He chanced his arm and it came off and he was supported really well by Root.
Jason Roy of England celebrates reaching his century with Joe Root.