Brief Report (UK) – England must wish the World Cup was taking place next week rather than next year – at least their batsmen must.

Summary

  • No one is hitting the ball with greater certainty than Jason Roy, who purred to his sixth ODI hundred at Chester-le-Street while posting another century opening partnership with Jonny Bairstow.
  • Already this union has produced more 100 partnerships in one-day international cricket than any other English pairing and they are barely beyond the honeymoon stage.


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