Jason Roy smashed the highest individual score of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 so far as England got their campaign back on track with a 106-run win over Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday.
Following a surprise defeat against Pakistan, England captain Eoin Morgan urged the hosts to “stick to what they do well”. Tournament favourites England, whose rise to the top of the ODI rankings since Bangladesh knocked them out of the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019 has been based on aggressive batting, lived up to his words.
Roy’s 153 guided England to a mammoth total of 386 for six, leaving Bangladesh needing to surpass Ireland’s 329-7 against the Englishmen in 2011, also the highest score by any team batting second to win a World Cup match.
Despite Shakib Al Hasan’s 121 – just the third Bangladesh World Cup hundred after Mahmudullah made two in 2015 – the Tigers were bundled out on 280.
Brief Scores: England 386/6 in 50 overs (Jason Roy 153, Jos Buttler 64; Mehidy Hasan 2-67, Mohammad Shaifuddin 2-78) beat Bangladesh 280 in 48.5 overs (Shakib Al Hasan 121, Mushfiqur Rahim 44; Ben Stokes 3-23, Jofra Archer 3-29) by 106 runs
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Jason Roy was back to his blistering best on Saturday, striking 153 against Bangladesh.
— ICC (@ICC) June 9, 2019
Most Man of the Match awards for England since Jason Roy's ODI debut:
9 – Jason Roy*
7 – Jos Buttler
6 – Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root#ENGvBAN
— Umang Pabari (@UPStatsman) June 8, 2019
It’ll be very hard to defeat England when they bat first….unless the conditions are offering exaggerated lateral movement to pacers. They should bat first every time they win the toss…. #CWC19 #EngvBan
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) June 8, 2019
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) June 8, 2019
Our record World Cup score ✅
Highest ODI total at Sophia Gardens ✅
Highest innings total of #CWC19 so far ✅
First team ever to score 300+ in seven consecutive ODI innings ✅
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 8, 2019
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 8, 2019
— Test Match Special (@bbctms) June 8, 2019
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) June 8, 2019
— Vithushan Ehantharajah (@Vitu_E) June 8, 2019