England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI: Stats - Roy masterclass gives England a series win over Sri Lanka
England sealed a convincing six-wicket win over Sri Lanka at The Oval on Wednesday in the fourth ODI to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five-match series. After Sri Lanka was put into bat first, half-centuries from four batsmen helped them post a total of 305 in 42 overs after rain had shortened the innings.
In reply, England had to chase a revised target of 308 in 42 overs. The home side was powered home by an in-form Jason Roy, who scored a 118-ball 162. Joe Root's partnership with Roy helped lay the foundation for the perfect chase as England reached the target wit 11 balls to spare.
Here are the major stats from the game:
2 – This was England's second highest run chase in ODIs. Their highest chase was 350 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in 2015.
2 – This was the second instance that a century partnership was made for the second wicket for both sides in an ODI in England. The previous instance was in the match between England and Kenya during the 1999 World Cup.
4 – Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews put on a fifty-run stand for the fourth time in this series. The only pair to do it more times is Alex Hales and Joe Root who had five fifty-run stands against South Africa in early 2016.
5 – Jason Roy became the fifth England opener to score two centuries in a bilateral ODI series. Graham Gooch, Nick Knight, Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook are the other openers to have achieved the feat.
7.26 – The run rate during Sri Lanka's innings is their third highest in an ODI in England. England's run rate of 7.69 is their highest against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
8 – This was the eighth time that the No. 2, 3, 4, 5 of a team scored half-centuries. Sri Lanka's Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews all scored fifties.
12 – This was the 12th 150-plus score against Sri Lanka in ODIs. The most number of 150-plus scores were made against Sri Lanka in ODIs.
74 – Jason Roy took 74 balls to reach his hundred. This is the fastest ODI century made at The Oval.
78 – Nuwan Pradeep conceded 78 runs in his nine overs. This was the joint third-most by a Sri Lanka bowler against England in ODIs.
149 – The partnership between Jason Roy and Joe Root for the second wicket is the highest second-wicket partnership for England in ODIs against Sri Lanka.
162 – Jason Roy's knock was highest in ODIs. It was also the second highest ODI score made by an England player. The highest score by an English player is 167* by Robin Smith against Australia in 1993.