Home Today's Paper Most Popular Video Gallery Photo Gallery
Subscription Blog Signin Register
Logo
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 12:05:47 AM
Follow Us On: Facebook Twitter Twitter Twitter Twitter
BREAKING NEWS:

England`s Roy savours bitter-sweet match-winning 162

photo by Agency photo

Jason Roy brought up his hundred from 74 balls during the 4th ODI between England and Sri Lanka at the Oval on Thursday.

By AFP, London
01st-Jul-2016       
Share
  • Twitter
  • Google+
  • Save
  • E-mail
  • Print
Comments
Share your thought
Post a comment »
Read all () »

Jason Roy was left with a bitter-sweet taste after his spectacular match-winning 162 clinched a one-day series win over Sri Lanka on Thursday. The Surrey star would have loved to have set a new individual highest ODI score by an England batsman on his home ground The Oval. But he fell five agonising runs short of Robin Smith's 23-year record 167, which he made against Australia at Edgbaston. The 25-year-old, whose man of the match display helped England to a six-wicket win and an unassailable 2-0 lead with just one game left in Cardiff on Saturday, was annoyed for getting out so close to the end of the game. But he admitted he had little idea that he was close to overtaking Smith while at least still setting a new highest ODI score by an England batsman at The Oval. "I didn't know about the record and I am still proud of being second on the list," he said. "It's a shame and a little disappointing I could not be there at the finish of the match but to play an innings like that and help the side win a series is still very special. "It was even better to do it on my home ground and in front of a packed Oval crowd cheering me and the guys on. "I've put in a lot of hard work and I'm now seeing the rewards of that hard graft. I've had low points this season but this is certainly a very high one. "I expect someone will be able to beat Robin Smith's score one day. I am sure they will. I will certainly push for it if I get the chance." Roy thrilled the England fans with 13 fours and three sixes before being bowled by Nuwan Pradeep. It was his second century in three ODIs. England captain Eoin Morgan Morgan saw his side reach their revised target of 308 to beat Sri Lanka with 11 ball remaining in a rain-hit game. And he claimed: "We have lots of match winners in our team which is growing and improving all the time. I have no doubt that one of them can achieve the goal of surpassing Smith. "Jason was magnificent. He's in fantastic form now and he is cashing in. It feels good to win this series but we want to finish it off in Cardiff on Saturday with another great performance and win if we can." Joe Root, out of sorts recently having struggled with the bat, returned to form with 65 but he was less happy with his bowling attack. Morgan said: "We bowled too many loose deliveries and balls which asked to be hit. It's a very good wicket here so you have to bowl tight and accurately. But I always knew we could chase down the target." Sri Lanka had amassed 305-5 off their alloted 42 overs, reduced from 50 by the persistent Oval drizzle with Kusal Mendis top scoring with 77. Sri Lanka captain Angelo Matthews admitted: "We allowed England to get off to a flying start and couldn't claw it back by taking wickets. We are disappointed to lose the series but we want to do our best to end on a high in Cardiff if we can." England will give Alex Hales a fitness test today to decide if the opener can play in the final clash. Hales sustained a minor back strain while fielding at The Oval and had to go off for treatment. He was unable to bat.

Tariff
Add Rate

News Archive

Inside The New Nation

Editorial »

Deaths in road crash don`t bother the ministry of the government


AT LEAST 17 people were killed in four separate road mishaps in Mymensingh, Chuadanga, Narayanganj and Manikganj on Friday. During the Eid rush of travelling home and back, 242 people were killed and 331 injured in 201 road accidents across the country. Road accident is everyday tragedy for Bangladesh as ...

City »

Bangladesh Naval Warship `Sangram` leaves Chattagram Naval Jetty on Sunday in order to join United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Lebanon.


.

Sports »

Serena Williams is fit and ready to play after 6-month break


AP, Lexington :Serena Williams flexed and then kissed a sinewy right bicep to show down time well spent in training even without bench pressing."This is God given, thank you very much," the 23-time Grand Slam champion said as she thanked her mother, Oracene.Williams now looks to flex her muscles on ...

Business & Economy »

ANM Mahfuz, Head of Consumer Banking Division of Prime Bank Limited and Ahmed Saadat Momen, Director of REL Motors Limited, exchanging an agreement signing document at REL Motors corporate office in the city recently. Under the deal, both the company will initiate promotion of car loan and personal loan facilities with preferential offerings. Senior officials from both the organizations were present.


.

International »

Mahinda Rajapaksa sworn in as Sri Lanka's PM after record victory


Al Jazeera :Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been sworn in as the country's prime minister for the fourth time after his party secured a landslide victory in parliamentary elections that cemented his family's hold on power.Mahinda took oath on Sunday before his younger brother, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, at ...

Editorial »

icddr,b deserves all help at this trying time


THE International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (icddr,b)   the country's one of the best known public health organization and acclaimed world-wide for innovation of dehydration therapy (Orsaline) to save millions of cholera patients is now in dire financial situation facing existential crisis. International donations dried up recently as the ...

Football »

Ronaldo`s brace in vain as Lyon oust Juve on goal aggregate


Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri said he was "bitter" as the Italian giants crashed out of the Champions League on Friday to Lyon despite a Cristiano Ronaldo double giving the hosts a 2-1 win over the French club on the night.Captain Memphis Depay's 12th-minute penalty however, sealed Lyon's berth in the ...

Football »

Ronaldinho set for release after plea deal


Ronaldinho and his brother Roberto Assis could be released from custody within days after striking a plea deal with Paraguayan investigators on Friday.Paraguay's public prosecutor's office asked for proceedings against the men to be suspended pending a final court hearing, according to their lawyer Sergio Queiroz.Ronaldinho and Assis have been ...

Business & Economy »

Trump says readying executive orders on virus relief package


President Donald Trump said Friday he was poised to sign executive orders to extend aid to Americans facing hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic, though negotiations continued between his administration and Democratic leaders in Congress on a new emergency spending bill."End of the week," Trump said on the timing of ...

Health »

Tasting Salt Beneficial or harmful for health?


Naimur Rahman Afid :Tasting salt is a flavor enhancer used in savory foods, especially Asian foods. It is also known as monosodium glutamate (MSG) which is the sodium salt of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is a naturally occurring amino acid. Some vegetables like tomato, mushroom and many other plants contain ...

City »

DSCC Mayor Sheikh Fazle Noor Taposh, among others, offers Munajat after placing wreaths at the grave of Bangamata in the city's Banani Graveyard on Saturday marking her 90th birth anniversary.


.

Editorial »

Life at risk of illegal, unsafe electric connections in city


PEOPLE in the flood-hit area are also at risk of electrocution as many residents have taken power connections using bamboo poles and hooks. As the authorities concerned are indifferent to the consumers' demand for power connections in a proper way, people were compelled to get the connections. On the other ...

City »

Members of RAB-4 detain five frauds including four Nigerian citizens from the city's Kafrul and Pallabi thana areas on Friday.


.

Football »

Flamengo eye move for Argentinian defender Vigo


Agency :Flamengo have initiated talks with Newell's Old Boys about a possible deal to sign defender Alex Vigo, according to the player's agent.The interest comes as the reigning Brazilian Serie A champions seek a backup for former Bayern Munich right-back Rafinha, who will turn 35 next month."It's true that Flamengo ...

Business & Economy »

China exports see unexpected spike in July, imports down


AFP, Beijing :China saw another surprise jump in exports last month as the global economy slowly reopened after virus lockdowns, data showed Friday, but there were warnings that while the country is expected to get back on track by year's end overseas shipments would likely struggle.The readings, however, showed an ...

 
Items that you save may be read at any time on your computer, iPad, iPhone or Android devices.
 
Are you new to our website? Do you have already an account at our website?
Create An Account Log in here
Email this news to a friend or like someone
Email:
Write a comment to this news