Angelo mathews
Angelo mathews

Sri Lanka’s ongoing tour of England went from bad to worse after they were blown away by a magnificent knock from opener Jason Roy at The Oval. By the virtue of winning the fourth ODI, England have taken an unassailable 2-0 lead, with just one game to go in the series. It was a win orchestrated by the sheer brilliance of Jason Roy, as his breathtaking knock of 162 off just 118 deliveries helped the hosts scale down 308 in just 40.1 overs.

Post the game, Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews was a dejected captain. Despite leading from the front and by example, Mathews has not been able to inspire Sri Lanka to achieve success. In the post-match presentation, Mathews stated that losing key players to injuries during the tour had eventually taken a toll on his side.

“Once again we weren’t penetrative enough to get wickets,” Mathews said. “It was a good wicket, but we needed to put a lot of effort to take wickets and unfortunately we didn’t do it. We might look at making a few changes in the next game. We got so many causalities at the moment. We have lost a player every game due to injury.”

Jason Roy, who was named the Man of the Match, termed the victory as “incredible”. “What a day. Incredible win for the boys. I have put in a lot of hard work and it’s nice to see it paid off. I am never going to forget this knock, just a shame I wasn’t there at the end. I was pretty disappointed. I think both the hundreds in the series are special. Credit to Sri Lanka for batting well. My legs were tired towards the end with those twos. I am really happy. Huge respect to the boys and to the crowd as well,” Roy said.

    A cricket enthusiast who has the passion to write for the sport. An ardent fan of the Indian Cricket Team. Strongly believe in following your passion and living in the present.

    Related Posts

    Watch: Matthew Wade’s Bizarre Dismissal In Australia’s Domestic One-Day Cup

    While Matthew Wade's struggle against spin is very much known to one and all thanks to his constant battles during Australia's sojourn in the...

    India V New Zealand 2017: SWOT Analysis of Team India

    After comfortably beating the Australians by a 4-1 margin in the ODI series, the Indian cricket team is all set to face the Blacks...
    BCCI, New Zealand, CCI, Brabourne Stadium, Board President XI, Mumbai, Police, Security Apparatus.

    BCCI Fails to Provide Apparatus to Police During New Zealand’s Warm-up Fixture in Mumbai

    In the first One-day warm-up game between Board President XI’s and New Zealand on Tuesday at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, hundreds of spectators were...

    India Vs New Zealand 2017: Top 5 Wicket Takers In India-New Zealand Matches

    Recently, New Zealand sent their A side for a tour of India before the main side got a thorough check of the conditions for...

    WWE News: Two More Matches Added To WWE TLC PPV

    Before this week’s edition of WWE Raw, only four matches were made official for this Sunday’s WWE TLC PPV. The main event was declared...