The English opener, Jason Roy came out all guns blazing against Bangladesh after a forgettable outing against Pakistan five days ago as he smashed his ninth DI century in Cardiff on Saturday. His quick-fire century laid a solid platform for England as they look to get back to winning ways in their third match of the World Cup 2019. But there was a comedy of errors as Roy reached his ton.
Mustafizur Rahman in the 27th over and on the fifth delivery, Roy pulled a short ball to the deep square leg fence and set off for a single but a misfield allowed him to surpass the 100-run mark in 92 deliveries. He was so busy looking at the fielder that he didn’t see umpire Joel Wilson at the bowler’s end and crashed into him, knocking the umpire down flat on the ground.
Here is the video of the same:
Roy went past former skipper Graham Gooch on the list of most centuries in ODIs for England with his 9th century. He is now joint fourth on the list with Kevin Pietersen and Jos Buttler. Joe Root (15), Marcus Trescothick (12) and Eoin Morgan (11) are only ones who are now ahead of him.
Jason is the fifth fastest batsman in the world to score 9 ODI centuries in his 77th innings behind Hashim Amla (52), Quinton de Kock (53), Babar Azam (61) and Shikhar Dhawan (72). This is the third ton by an English batsman in this tournament which is the most in any World Cup.
Root and Buttler had smashed tons in the last match against Pakistan but still ended up on the losing side. Root was the first batsman to reach triple figures in World Cup 2019 and went on to score 107 while Buttler made 103 but England still fell short of the 14 runs while chasing the target of 349 runs.