World Cup 2019: Jason Roy’s stunning 153 takes England to their highest World Cup total

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Jason Roy, who blasted five sixes and had 14 hits to the fence in his 121-ball innings, laid the foundation with two crucial partnerships – 128 with opener Jonny Bairstow (51) and 77 with first-down Joe Root (21).

Jason Roy hits his 9th ODI hundred.

England opener Jason Roy smashed his way to a sensational 153 before Jos Buttler provided the late charge with a strokeful fifty as England posted a massive 386/6 against Bangladesh in their World Cup fixture on Saturday. This was Roy’s ninth ODI hundred.

Roy, who blasted five sixes and had 14 hits to the fence in his 121-ball innings, laid the foundation with two crucial partnerships – 128 with opener Jonny Bairstow (51) and 77 with first-down Joe Root (21). Buttler then scored a 44-ball 64 laced with four sixes and two fours and added 95 with skipper Eoin Morgan (35) as England posted the first 350 plus total of the tournament. Jason Roy’s innings took England to their biggest world cup total. Besides, England have become the first ever team to score seven 300+ totals in a row in the history of ODIs.



Put into bat in blustery conditions, Jonny Bairstow and Roy got England off to an impressive start with just the second century opening partnership of the World Cup so far, before Bairstow (51) fell to a brilliant catch from Mehidy Hasan. Roy went on to reach his ninth ODI hundred off 92 balls as England continued to pile on the runs, before smashing three sixes in a row to pass 150, only to be caught by Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza the very next ball in the 35th over.

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Roy went on to reach his ninth ODI hundred off 92 balls as England continued to pile on the runs, before smashing three sixes in a row to pass 150, only to be caught by Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza the very next ball in the 35th over.


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