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Friday, 17 May 2019

Jason Roy's emotional hundred leads England to win


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England opener Jason Roy has made an emotional century to guide England to a three wicket win over Pakistan in their one day international at Trent Bridge.

Roy made 114 from 89 balls, despite spending much of the night in hospital with his seven-week old daughter.

Roy’s daughter, Everly, is understood to be OK, although he returned to her bedside immediately after his match-winning innings.

“I had a bit of a rough morning, so this one is a special one for me and my family," Roy told the BBC.

“It was my little one. We had to take her to hospital at 1.30 in the morning.

“I stayed there until 8.30 and came back for a couple of hours sleep. I got to the ground just before warm-up and cracked on. It was a very emotional hundred.”

Babar Azam's century helped Pakistan reach a respectable 7-340 in their 50 overs, yet once again a decent total proved inadequate for the tourists as England wrapped up victory in Nottingham after a tense finale with three balls to spare.

Having hunted down a 359-run target with ease in Bristol in the third ODI, England steadily chipped away at Pakistan's total with Roy leading the charge, bringing up his eighth ODI century in 75 balls.

At that point, the hosts looked set for another routine win on a ground where they had twice scored more than 400 in the last three years.

Yet when Roy departed for 114 with England on 2-201 their momentum ground to a halt as they lost three further wickets for another 15 runs with Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali departing for ducks.

Stokes rode to the rescue, however, smacking 71 not out off 64 balls, assisted by Tom Curran's 31.

England opener Jason Roy made a century at Trent Bridge.

England, who will head into the World Cup as favourites on home soil later this month, lead 3-0 heading into the fifth and final ODI in Leeds on Sunday.

And skipper Buttler saluted his side's determination to get the job done on Friday.

"To get there in the final over, under pressure - I thought Ben Stokes and Tom Curran especially, that was a great partnership," he told Sky Sports.

"For the whole game we played really well bar that four overs where we lost four wickets.

"You've just got to find a way to win and we're going to have situations where we play poorly through a phase of the game, but we've managed to come out the other end of that today to win the game."

Earlier, Shoaib Malik was dismissed in unusal circumstanes, hit wicket, as he moved too far back in his crease in attempting to cut Mark Wood.

England now has a 3-0 lead in the four match series.

-- With AAP.

England opener Jason Roy has made an emotional century to guide England to a three wicket win over Pakistan in their one day international at Trent Bridge.

Roy made 114 from 89 balls, despite spending much of the night in hospital with his seven-week old daughter.

Roy’s daughter, Everly, is understood to be OK, although he returned to her bedside immediately after his match-winning innings.

“I had a bit of a rough morning, so this one is a special one for me and my family," Roy told the BBC.

“It was my little one. We had to take her to hospital at 1.30 in the morning.

“I stayed there until 8.30 and came back for a couple of hours sleep. I got to the ground just before warm-up and cracked on. It was a very emotional hundred.”

Babar Azam's century helped Pakistan reach a respectable 7-340 in their 50 overs, yet once again a decent total proved inadequate for the tourists as England wrapped up victory in Nottingham after a tense finale with three balls to spare.

Having hunted down a 359-run target with ease in Bristol in the third ODI, England steadily chipped away at Pakistan's total with Roy leading the charge, bringing up his eighth ODI century in 75 balls.

At that point, the hosts looked set for another routine win on a ground where they had twice scored more than 400 in the last three years.

Yet when Roy departed for 114 with England on 2-201 their momentum ground to a halt as they lost three further wickets for another 15 runs with Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali departing for ducks.

Stokes rode to the rescue, however, smacking 71 not out off 64 balls, assisted by Tom Curran's 31.

England opener Jason Roy made a century at Trent Bridge.

England, who will head into the World Cup as favourites on home soil later this month, lead 3-0 heading into the fifth and final ODI in Leeds on Sunday.

And skipper Buttler saluted his side's determination to get the job done on Friday.

"To get there in the final over, under pressure - I thought Ben Stokes and Tom Curran especially, that was a great partnership," he told Sky Sports.

"For the whole game we played really well bar that four overs where we lost four wickets.

"You've just got to find a way to win and we're going to have situations where we play poorly through a phase of the game, but we've managed to come out the other end of that today to win the game."

Earlier, Shoaib Malik was dismissed in unusal circumstanes, hit wicket, as he moved too far back in his crease in attempting to cut Mark Wood.

England now has a 3-0 lead in the four match series.

-- With AAP.

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