BAN vs ENG: Jason Roy smashes 12th ODI hundred
Jason Roy smoked his 12th ODI hundred in the second match versus Bangladesh on Friday. The England opener paced his knock to perfection as he scored 132 off 124 balls. Roy, who could only manage 4 in the series opener, has bounced back emphatically. With the ODI World Cup taking place later this year, Roy would be instrumental to England's chances.
A well-paced knock from Roy
Bangladesh opted to bowl at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka. England were off to a poor start, with top-order batters Philip Salt (7) and Dawid Malan (11) falling cheaply. However, Roy held one end and kept the scorecard moving. He recorded a 109-run stand with skipper Jos Buttler as the duo took England past the 150-run mark inside 30 overs.
Joint-third-most ODI tons for England
Roy's tally of 12 ODI tons is now the joint-third-most for an England batter. He equaled Marcus Trescothick in this regard. Joe Root (16) and Eoin Morgan (13) are the only ones ahead of him. Meanwhile, Roy also boasts 21 fifties in the format. His 180 versus Australia in 2018 remains the highest individual ODI score by an England batter.
Roy races past 4,200 ODI runs
Standing in his 115th ODI, Roy now owns 4,252 runs in the format at a 40-plus average (40.11). He is England's 10th-highest run-getter in the format. Roy's ODI strike rate of 105.93 is only second to Jos Buttler (117-plus) among English batters with 4,000 or more runs. Among England players, only Trescothick (4,335) owns more ODI runs as an opener than Roy.
Fifth England player to get this feat
Meanwhile, Roy became the fifth England player to record an ODI ton on Bangladesh soil. He joined Dawid Malan (114*), Eoin Morgan (110*), Craig Kieswetter (107), and Ben Stokes (101) on the elite list.