Jason Roy’s 132 helps England post a formidable 326/7

A brilliant century from opener Jason Roy and a swashbuckling 76 from skipper Jos Buttler helped England breach 300 in the second ODI in Dhaka against Bangladesh on Friday. Roy and Buttler added 109 for the fourth wicket to set up a fiery finish, which was eventually delivered by Moeen Ali and Sam Curran.

Dawid Malan, who stroked a century in the last game, couldn’t get going this time around as Roy did the lion’s share of the scoring in their half-century stand. Bangladesh clawed back with two quick wickets as Malan and James Vince fell in quick succession. While Buttler took a bit of time early on to find his bearings, Roy hoisted Mehidy Hasan straight down the ground for a six to move to 96, before eventually reaching three figures off 104 balls.

After bringing up his 12th ODI ton, Roy fired on all cylinders as he took on Shakib Al Hasan for a couple of boundaries in a single over before garnering three off Taskin Ahmed in the very next over. In the matter of eight deliveries, he found the fence five times to set the alarm bells ringing in the home camp.