Surrey’s own Jason Roy was named as Player of the Match as England thrashed Bangladesh in Wednesday’s T20 World Cup match in Abu Dhabi.
Roy, in the 50th T20I of his career, smashed 61 from just 38 balls to take England almost all the way home after restricting Bangladesh to 124/9.
The 31-year-old wasted no time in the chase, smashing a four off the very first ball of the innings and finding himself on 14 from just six balls.
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He continued, alongside Jos Buttler and then Dawid Malan, before reaching his half-century with a mullered straight six off the bowling of Nasum Ahmed.
Another six followed shortly afterwards, ramping Shoriful Islam over his shoulder. However, with England needing just another 13 to win and more than seven overs to get them, Roy lost his wicket attempting another ramp shot.
In his 50 T20Is, Roy has scored 1265 runs at an average of 25.3. The batter is also Surrey’s leading batter in the history of T20 cricket, having made 3322 runs.
Surrey T20 captain Chris Jordan has also featured in both England matches at the T20 World Cup so far, with Tom Curran and Reece Topley still training as part of the touring squad.
England are next in action against Australia on Saturday 30th October at 3pm BST.