Jason Roy achieved second century in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday © Getty Images
Jason Roy achieved second century in the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday © Getty Images

England triumphed once again in 4th ODI chasing down the mammoth total of 308 posted by visitors Sri Lanka at The Oval on Wednesday. But there was one batsman who stood out for his innings yet again after his knock of 162 off 118 deliveries – Jason Roy. Roy fell five agonising runs short of Robin Smith’s 23-year record 167, which he made against Australia at Edgbaston. This makes Roy second Englishman to achieve this milestone at an age of 25-year-old. Roy also received a standing ovation for his special knock after being dismissed by Nuwan Pradeep when England were playing at 292for 4. Roy has not scored a century for the first time in this series. In the 2nd ODI against Sri Lanka on Friday, he remained unbeaten at 112 while complimenting his partner Alex Hales while chasing down the total of 256 at Edgbaston. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: England  vs  Sri Lanka , 4th ODI match at London

 

There have been batsman who have amassed their own total several times, one such batsman was Andrew Strauss with his highest score being 158 against India at Bangalore in 2011, which is his highest ODI score as well. Strauss scored knocks of 154 and 152 at home while playing against same visitors Bangladesh once in 2010 and the other in 2005. The others in this list include David Gower when he scored 158 off 177 against New Zealand at Australia in 1983. Ian Bell also achieved his highest score of 141 off 175 deliveries against Australia at Hobart in January 2015. Graham Gooch is also amongst the list to score 142 off 134 balls against Pakistan in 1987. ALSO READ: Roy: Knock against Sri Lanka is reward of my hardwork

Roy has been in exceptional form this year and in ICC T20 World Cup 2016 he was named the Man of the Match in the semi-final against New Zealand crushing them out and finding their spot in final with his match winning knock of 78 off 44.

Players Runs SR Opposition Year
Robin Smith 167* 163 Australia 1993
Jason Roy 162 118 Sri Lanka 2016
David Gower 158 118 New Zealand 1983
Andrew Strauss 158 145 India 2011
Andrew Strauss 154 140 Bangladesh 2010
Andrew Strauss 152 128 Bangladesh 2005
Bill Athey 142* 172 New Zealand 1986
Graham Gooch 142 134 Pakistan 1987
Ian Bell 141 125 Australia 2015
Dennis Amiss 137 147 India 1975

England have been raring in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka winning Test series by 2-0 and the last Test match abandoned due to rains. While the ODI series has also been in favor of the hosts as well as they have clinched the series to their name taking the lead by 2-0. Sri Lanka are yet to play the final ODI and a T20I which remains the only hope to end their campaign on positive note.