Infographic: Jason Roy’s 162 and some remarkable feats
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Thanks to England’s opening batsman Jason Roy‘s belligerent 162, a gloomy Wednesday evening in South London was lit up. His majestic knock not only brought cheers for the English crowds, but also helped his team chase down a stiff total of 308 in 42 overs, which was set by Duckworth-Lewis (D/L) method after Sri Lanka managed to score 305 for five. After more than two and a half hour long break due to rain, Roy plundered a gem of a knock to see his side home. Also Read: Kevin Pietersen, Sachin Tendulkar drafted in Ian Bell’s All-Time XI; Andrew Strauss misses out

At the beginning of his innings, Roy was playing like a silent killer as he was able to get just four boundaries and a six in the first 10 overs of the match. During this phase, he scored 39 from 34 deliveries but from there on, it was no stopping for him as Roy kept on hammering Sri Lankan bowlers. His effort made it look pretty easy for England to chase the total.

Roy completed his century in just 74-balls and 150 in 109 but fell short of six runs from breaking the 23-year-old England record in One-Day Internationals (ODI) of highest individual score by an English batsman, scored by Robin Smith (167*) against Australia in 1993. He got out at the score of 162 from 118 balls with 13 boundaries and three sixes. The ratio of boundaries and sixes during his knock speaks about his growth as a batsman as he was going for grounded shots more than than the elevated ones, which he is very well known for. Also Read: No Tendulkar, Kohli in Eoin Morgan’s All-Time XI; Dhoni, Kumble find place

Currently, Roy averages 141 in the ongoing ODI series with one more match to go. In his last three ODIs, he has scored 3, 112 not out, 5 not out and then Roy got out in the last match after scoring 162. His average of 141 in the series is the best by any England batsman against Sri Lanka in a two-team bilateral ODI series. Apart from these, there are few more records that were broken last night by this English batsman, which you can see easily in the below infographic.

Designed by Jyoti Desale | Infographics by Abhishek Kumar
Designed by Jyoti Desale | Infographics by Abhishek Kumar

(Abhishek Kumar is a cricket devotee currently staffing with Criclife.com. He can be followed on Twitter @abhik2593 and on Facebook at abhicricket.kumar)