Jason Roy hits umpire: WATCH England batsman’s clash against the Umpire soon after he hit his century against Bangladesh at The Oval
During the Match 12 of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 played between England and Bangladesh at the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff, the Cricketing fraternity was witness to an absolute comedy of errors during the English innings.
It all happened during the 5th delivery of the 27th over. England opening batsmen Jason Roy hit a magnificent 92-ball century, with the help of 12 fours and 1 six. It was a fabulous display of efficient stroke play as the English opener hit back to back ODI hundreds in Cardiff following 120 vs Australia in 2018.
However, what happened moments after his century hit are both hilarious as well as painstaking simultaneously. As soon as Roy pulled the short delivery bowled by Bangladesh’s Mustafizur Rahman, a misfield by the Square Leg fielder meant that Roy would reach his century with a boundary to his name.
But, in the process (of the misfield) both Roy and umpire Joel Wilson had their eyes fixed on the ball and without seeing each other approaching, both of them eventually clashed. And believe you me it was a no mean clash.
Moreover, what should have been a moment of elation for Roy, turned out to be the one that would see him consoling the umpire. The English dressing room too, as they were up on their feet for celebration saw the funnier (and embarrassing) side of it, and couldn’t stop laughing.
WATCH: Jason Roy hits umpire upon reaching his century
England looking strong
A 128-run opening partnership between Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy has set an excellent platform for the English side to target a score of at least over 350. Bairstow got dismissed on 51 off 50 deliveries, courtesy an excellent catch by all-rounder Mehidy Hassan at the mid-wicket region.
Earlier, Bangladesh skipper Mashrafe Mortaza had won the toss and elected to field first, on what looks like an excellent pitch for batting. At the time of writing, England were at 212 for the loss of 2 wickets after 33 overs.