Aaron Finch rose to the occasion with his second century of the tournament before England rallied to stop arch-rivals Australia at 285 for seven in their blockbuster World Cup showdown here on Tuesday. The first ever World Cup score is the first of three bowlers to win the world cup, with England's Jofra Archer, Australia's Mitchell Turk and Pakistan's Mohammad Amir 15-15.
They needed Roy's usual dynamism at the start of the innings but, with Jonny Bairstow falling for a golden duck, and James Vince - Roy's replacement - struggling again, England made a sluggish start to their pursuit of a seemingly modest target of 233.
Indeed. After their first setback in the group stage against Pakistan, the England lineup defeated Bangladesh five days later. Hence, the rest of the journey for the hosts are not going to be easy.
The 35-year-old pacie was given permission to return to Colombo to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law and returned in time to play the World Cup game against Australia.
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Finch said: "There was a lot of talk about huge runs and huge run chases but we haven't seen that yet". He added that England has a strong batting unit and Australia will have to be right on it. They will have regrouped after the Sri Lanka defeat and should have reached the conclusion that their only problems have come when they've been too conservative.
And the start of match 10:30 am local time also failed to make any big appreciable difference.
The way Moeen Ali hit off-spinner Dhananjaya de Silva for six only to hole out off the very next ball trying to repeat the shot was an especially worry-ing sign given the England all-rounder was appearing in his 100th match at this level.
England's only injury concern heading into the match is that opening batsman Jason Roy is still absent with a torn hamstring, although the latest scan suggests he could be back soon. Warner has been uncharacteristically conservative in his approach early on, which has led some to conclude he is seeking to make amends for his role in last year's ball-tampering scandal. Australia is second with 10 points in 6 games with 5 wins and 1 defeat.
No-one at the World Cup has taken more than Archer or Starc's 15 apiece and having only made his global debut back in May, Archer could prove to be the X-factor at Lord's.
Opening batsmen have not faced much trouble at the 2019 World Cup, with first-wicket partnerships more prolific than at nearly any time in the tournament's history.