Hales, Roy record partnership helps England to thrash Sri Lanka by ten wickets

Openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy put on an unbeaten and record-breaking 256-run partnership to take England.

Published: 25th June 2016 01:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 25th June 2016 01:43 AM   |  A+A-

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England's Jason Roy bats during the one day International against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston, Birmingham, England, Friday June 24, 2016. | AP

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BIRMINGHAM: Openers Alex Hales and Jason Roy put on an unbeaten and record-breaking 256-run partnership to take England to a thumping 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international on Friday.

Both made centuries, with Hales 133 not out and Roy 112 not out as England stormed past Sri Lanka's 254-7 in 34.1 overs at Edgbaston. The convincing win took England into a 1-0 lead in the five-match series after the first game was tied.

Finishing on 256-0, Hales and Roy put together the highest partnership for England in ODIs and the fifth highest opening stand by any team in a 50-over international.

England had earlier bowled well and was slick in the field to restrict Sri Lanka to a mediocre total on a very good batting pitch.

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