Cricket

Jason Roy hits 162 as England wins 4th ODI to clinch series

LONDON (AP) Jason Roy hit the second-highest score for England in a one-day international to help chase down 308 and win the series against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

Roy made 162 off just 118 balls as England cruised to victory in the fourth ODI despite the challenging target for a 2-0 series lead with one game to play. Roy fell just short of Robin Smith's England record of 167 not out, set against Australia back in 1993.

England finished on 309-4 in 40.1 overs to win by six wickets after Sri Lanka made 305-5 in 42 overs in the rain-shortened game at the Oval. England's victory target was revised to 308 on the Duckworth-Lewis method after Sri Lanka's innings was interrupted by rain but that made little difference as Roy led a masterful run chase.

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