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England ride Roy's hundred to script big win over Bangladesh

by Sahir Usman Jun 08, 2019 • 23:33 PM

Cardiff, June 8 - England rode Jason Roy's belligerent 153 to post the highest total of the ongoing World Cup and made short work of Bangladesh with a massive 106-run victory in their clash here on Saturday.

Asked to bat first, Roy battered the Bangladesh bowlers all around park to complete a 92-ball century and lay the foundation for a mammoth total with his 121-ball hurricane. Roy's innings was studded with 14 fours and five sixes as he fell just short of Andrew Strauss's 158 against India in 2011, the highest individual score by a English batsman at the World Cup.

Besides Roy, in-form Jos Buttler scored 64 off 44 deliveries with the help of two fours and four sixes while Jonny Bairstow also struck 51 off 50 balls hitting six boundaries as England posted 386/6.

For Bangladesh, star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan scripted a fluent 121 of 119 balls (12x4; 1x6) but in the end could not take his team over the line as they were all out for 280 in 48.5 overs.

Chasing a daunting 387 for victory, Bangladesh lost openers Tamim Iqbal (19) and Soumya Sarkar (2) early with Mark Wood (2/52) and Jofra Archer (3/29) accounting for their wickets, respectively.

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