Jason Roy played the most ridiculous shot on his way to hitting a record-breaking ODI score
A batsman in form.
There was a moment during Jason Roy’s record-breaking innings in Melbourne when Australia must have known it wasn’t to be their day.
The home side set England a target of 305 in the first of five One Day Internationals, a modest target made to seem all the more average by Roy’s marvellous century.
Even after the England batsman had made his hundred the game was far from won, but Roy seemed relaxed enough to play shots like this to help his side close in on the total.
You know it’s probably going to be your day when those come off.
Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell, who has been playing in the Big Bash League, knows a thing or two about inventive shots.
Having played with @JasonRoy20 at Surrey and seeing what he could do out in the middle, doesn’t surprise me at all that he’s broken a couple of records tonight. Always looks a class above when he gets going. #gun— Glenn Maxwell (@Gmaxi_32) January 14, 2018
And Roy didn’t stop there. The opener stuck around to break his team mate Alex Hales’ England ODI record of 171 by reaching 180, before he was dismissed.
England players current and former enjoyed his knock.
WOOOOHHOOOOO - @JasonRoy20!— Kevin Pietersen (@KP24) January 14, 2018
YOU ABSOLUTE BEAUTY!
England clinched victory with seven balls remaining, but what did Hales have to say about Roy taking his record?
A classy tweet, if ever there was one.