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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI: Stats - Record partnership between Hales and Roy gives England resounding 10-wicket win over SL

Davis James
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Alex Hales Jason Roy England Sri Lanka ODI 2016
Alex Hales (L) and Jason Roy (R) scored centuries to help England thump Sri Lanka by 10 wickets

After England and Sri Lanka  played out one of the closest games in the first ODI, the second ODI at Edgbaston, Birmingham was a stark contrast in comparison as England dominated to take a 1-0 lead after a 10-wicket win. Sri Lanka had won the toss and chosen to bat first and put up a fairly decent total of 254, after half-centuries from Dinesh Chandimal and Upul Tharanga.

However, what ensued was some brilliant batting by the England openers as they took their team across the finishing line, thus setting up a record chase in ODIs. Jason Roy and Alex Hales scored centuries as they powered England to an emphatic win over Sri Lanka.

Here are the major stats from the game:

0 – Kusal Mendis’ dismissal for a duck was the first for a Sri Lankan batsman batting at Number 3 since Kumar Sangakkara's duck against India in November 2014.

2 – This was only the second time that both England openers have scored centuries each in ODIs. The last time this happened was in 2003 when Marcus Trescothick and Vikram Solanki scored centuries against South Africa.

3 – Alex Hales and Jason Roy have been involved in three century stands for England in ODIs. This is the joint second highest for England, along with Marcus Trescothick and Andrew Strauss. The highest is four, by Marcus Trescothick and Nick Knight.

4 – Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews were involved in their fourth 50-plus partnership in ODIs this year. They have added 93, 88, 64 and 82 in the four innings.

4 – Dinesh Chandimal has four 50-plus scores against England in 11 ODI innings. This is the joint highest for him, along with four 50-plus scores against Australia in 14 innings.

5 – Kusal Perera was dismissed for a run-out for the fifth time in 53 ODI innings he has played.


27 – Seekkuge Prasanna conceded 27 runs in the 29th over of the innings. This is the second most conceded by a bowler against England. Yuvraj Singh conceded 30 runs at The Oval in 2007.

53* – Upul Tharanga's knock was the first half-century by a Sri Lankan batsman batting at Number 7 since Ajantha Mendis’ 72 against India in 2012.

66 – The number of runs that Sri Lanka scored in their last ten overs. In the first ODI, they had scored 61 runs.

86.66 – Alex Hales’ batting average in ODIs in 2016. He has scored 520 runs in 7 innings, with 2 hundreds and 4 fifties to his name. In only one innings this year has Hales scored less than 50. Virat Kohli is averaging 76.20 from 5 ODI innings this year.

95 – This was the biggest win for in ODIs in terms of balls remaining when chasing a target of 250-plus. The previous highest was 86 balls by Kenya against Netherlands in 2014.

112* – Jason Roy scored his second ODI century which was also his highest score in ODIs.

133* – Alex Hales’ knock was his highest scored in ODIs. This was his third century in the 50-over format. This was also the highest score by an England batsman against Sri Lanka.

256* – England set the record for the highest target that has been chased in ODIs without losing a single wicket. The previous highest was 236 by New Zealand against Zimbabwe in 2015.

256 – This stand between Hales and Roy is England's highest partnership for any wicket in ODIs.

256 – The partnership between Hales and Roy is the highest for the opening wicket against Sri Lanka in ODIs.

1000 – Alex Hales reached the milestone of 1000 runs in ODIs. He became the 33rd English player to achieve the feat.

1192 – Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal have scored 1192 ODI runs together without scoring a single century-run partnership. This is the second highest for any pair, after 1249 runs by former Zimbabwean pair Alistair Campbell and Guy Whittall. Mathews and Chandimal's highest partnership in ODIs is 93.

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