Cardiff innings ‘my favourite’ so far: Jason

Cardiff: Cardiff England opener Jason Roy said that his innings against Australia in Cardiff is probably one of his favourites.

The player smashed 120 off 108 balls helping England to put their highest ever total in one-day internationals.

“I had a long discussion with Thorpey [Graham Thorpe] after I got out and just said it was probably my favorite innings as far as how my tempo was throughout the innings,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Jason Roy, as saying.

“Just the way I knuckled down early, it was quite difficult and I went through some difficult patches but then came out the other side,” he added.

Batting first, England put a mammoth total of 342 in reply to which Australia could only manage 304 runs.

Shaun Marsh, who scored 131 in the match, said it’s disappointing that despite scoring a century Australia could not win the match.

“I guess it’s bittersweet. It’s nice to get a few runs but, yeah, I was obviously disappointed with the result. We couldn’t quite finish it off at the end there,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Marsh, as saying.

“It’s obviously a disappointment for us. We felt like we were in the game right until the end but unfortunately, we just weren’t good enough today. We’ll have to be better in a few days’
time,” he added.

England is leading the five-match series by 2-0 and will look to seal the deal while facing Australia in the third ODI on June 19. (ANI)