Belligerent Jason Roy was on display in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday as he scored 61 points with just 38 balls against Bangladesh as England chased 125 points in their second game of the 2021 ICC T20 Men’s World Cup. Roy’s innings helped England continue. the total in just 14.1 to claim their second tournament victory.
Playing his 50th T20I, the explosive opener was on song from the start as he ripped through Bangladesh’s bowling attack. Roy smashed five fours and three sixes during his innings and one of the shots was called “Jurassic six” by the ICC.
It wasn’t the biggest of Roy’s six that day, but it followed an unusual fan moment on camera. ICC posted a video to Instagram where a fan was seen riding a plush toy resembling a dinosaur in the crowd and seconds later Roy clung to Mahedi Hasan on the third ball of the seventh, hitting long and he had enough legs to pass dive outfielder Mohammad Naim.
ICC captioned the video saying, “A Jurassic Six from Jason Roy”.
Roy recorded his seventh half-century in the T20Is and even though he came out before England crossed the finish line, world No.1 hitter Dawid Malan played a calm inning to watch his team pass.
Earlier it was the part-time rotation of Liam Livingstone and Tymal Mills variants, which helped England bring the Bangaldesh down to just 124 points after choosing to play first.
England have now won both games and appear to be well on top of Group 1 unless Australia get in their way.