Jason Roy smashes his 12th one-day international hundred to put England on top… as Jos Buttler’s men look to wrap up a series win in Bangladesh with a game to spare
- Jason Roy smashed 132 from 124 balls to put England in a strong position
- Jos Buttler also impressed as he hit 76 from 64 balls for the visitors
- Bangladesh will now need to chase down 327 to keep the series alive
Jason Roy enjoyed a welcome return to form as he hit his 12th one-day international century to put England in a commanding position in their second 50-over match in Bangladesh.
Roy was dismissed in the first over of Wednesday’s opening match, and has struggled for runs in recent months but he produced a dominant performance with the bat as he smashed 132 from 124 balls to help England to 326 for seven from their 50 overs.
His opening partner Phil Salt fell for just seven, and Wednesday’s match-winner Dawid Malan could only make 11 this time before he was dismissed lbw.
James Vince also went for single figures, but Roy built an impressive partnership with captain Jos Buttler to put England on top.
Roy brought up his hundred with a measured pull shot and then went on the attack to take his strike-rate above 100, before being trapped in front of all three stumps by Shakib Al Hasan.
Jason Roy hit 132 from just 124 balls to help England post an imposing target in Bangladesh
Jos Buttler also looked in fine touch as he hit 76 from 64 balls to put England on top
Buttler then took over, easing to a run-a-ball half-century and hitting back-to-back sixes before he was out caught and bowled for 76.
Moeen Ali chipped in with a useful 42 from 35 balls, while Sam Curran blasted 33 from 19 balls to ensure England went past 300 and set Bangladesh an imposing target to chase.
If England defend their total they will secure the series win with a match to spare.
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