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Summary

  1. Roy hits 162 off 118 balls
  2. 2nd highest ODI score for England
  3. England's second highest ODI chase
  4. Hosts win series with game to spare
  5. England chase 308 with 11 balls in hand
  6. Fourth ODI of five-match series, Oval

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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That's all folks...

This England side go from strength to strength. It wasn't that long ago this side was an embarrassment. Now they look like world-beaters.

It is, of course, a team game. But I don't think the rest of the England lads will mind if we give a special doff of the cap to this fella...

Jason Roy
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Night everyone.

'I'm stoked'

More from Jason Roy, who made 162 off 118 balls: "I'm really stoked. It's just a shame I wasn't there at the end; I was pretty disappointed.

"Credit to the way Sri Lanka batted but it was our night. I might not be out of breath but my legs are feeling it."

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Rowland Marsh: Now there is a Roy we can be proud of!

'We are growing as we play'

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Jason Roy is making the most of his form. That is a big thing in international cricket. You cash in and he is certainly doing that. It is nice for him to be second in the list. He has played a magnificent innings.

"There wasn't much margin for error on a superb wicket. We didn't help ourselves by hitting our lengths early on. But in patches we showed what we did in Bristol and Trent Bridge. It is a difficult ground to stop guys scoring. We will look and see what we can improve. Our fielding was better.

"It is impressive. We are growing as we play. Hopefully we can keep putting in performances like that."

Roy the 'legend'

What a knock from this legend @JasonRoy20! Great to win the series #ENGvSL

What a knock from this legend @JasonRoy20! Great to win the series #ENGvSL

Did Jason Roy know about Robin Smith's record ODI score of 167 for England?

"I was aware when I walked in the changing room and saw it on the TV - but I didn't care because we needed 20 runs to win."

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Rachel T: Utterly superb from @englandcricket thanks for making us smile again! #bbccricket#proud#wellplayed.

'I'll never forget that'

Jason Roy, who made 162 off 118 balls, on TMS: "I'm just so happy with the win. To contribute in a big way like that is extremely special. I'll never forget that.

"A lot of hard work has been put in. We reap the rewards - very exciting times for English cricket. It's job done by winning the series but we want to hammer it home on Saturday and take that momentum in the Pakistan series."

'It's time to make changes'

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "I thought we had a good score on the board. Our bowlers were pretty ordinary and Jason took the game away for us. The bowling didn't work.

"It was a brilliant innings, he took us on, taking calculated risks.

"We were not penetrative enough to get the batsmen out. It was a brilliant wicket, but we could not put the effort in to make breakthroughs. It's time to make a couple of changes."

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

"It's been the Jason Roy Show today."

In case you are just clocking this (where have you been?!), England have chased down 308 in a touch over 40 overs to beat Sri Lanka by six wickets and take an unassailable 2-0 series lead.

Oh, and in that Jason Roy scored 162 and Danushka Gunathilaka took one of the great catches.

England have just chased down 308 with a Cigar in the mouth .. Unbelievable how far this team have moved on since the World Cup ... #ENGvSL

Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow at close of play
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Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"I can't help but think back to a year ago when England crashed out of the World Cup..."

Second-highest England chase

England win by six wickets (DLS) to complete their second-highest run chase in ODI cricket. They managed that in just 40.1 overs as well. Stunning.

Eng 309-4

Buttler smashes Prasanna over mid-on for a match-winning four.

Game over and series won. What a display from England.

Eng 305-4 (Three runs to win)

Bairstow flicks Pradeep off his legs for four and then drives inside mid-on to the rope to take England past 300 and into single figures required. Game in the bag.

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Andy Zaltzman

Comedian & BBC Test Match Special statistician

"Roy's innings is the second fastest 150 in an ODI in England, second only to Sanath Jayasuriya's 152 off 99 balls for Sri Lanka at Headingley in 2006."

Jason Roy
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Eng 292-4 (Target 308)

That'll teach him to try any funny business. Buttler plays a perfect ramp shot to claim a boundary and get off the mark. He then absolutely smashes one over point to the rope. The message is clear - lets get this done and dusted.

Maharoof doesn't help himself by pulling out of his bowling stride again before Buttler slices a yard short of giving short third man a catch. 

Eventful.

Eng 284-4

This is a bit cheeky from Maharoof. He stops in his delivery stride and appears to be eyeing up a potential Mankading to Buttler. Not sure why as Buttler was still in his ground.

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Jimmy 'JDawg' Dawson: Take a bow @JasonRoy20 simply outrageously sensational stunning batting.

Jason Roy celebrates reaching 150 runs
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Eng 282-4

In comes Jos Buttler to see this chase out. England need 27 off 25 balls with six wickets remaining. It should be straightforward.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"An incredible innings. He's destructive - he just takes bowlers apart. The camera lights are going."

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

"He bats his pads with frustration - but it has been quite some innings. 162 wonderful runs."

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Roy b Pradeep 162 (Eng 281-4)

Oh Jase, no! Six runs short of breaking a significant record for England, Roy takes one chance too many with a big step to leg, an ugly swing and a miss to allow Pradeep to clean him up.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"Is it too early to get a gate at The Oval named after Jason Roy?"

Highest ODI scores for England

Highest scores in ODIs for Eng R Smith 167 v Aus J Roy 159* v SL Gower 158 v NZ Strauss 158 v Ind Strauss 154 v Ban Strauss 152 v Ban

Jason Roy
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Eng 276-3 (32 needed off 30 balls)

What can Prasanna do for Sri Lanka? He can get smashed through extra cover for a one-bounce four by Bairstow, that's what. The English pair then milk him for another six through smart play and good running. They are finding runs all over this pitch. Only wickets save Sri Lanka.

Special knock this from @JasonRoy20 💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥

Eng 266-3

I suppose you can't get 150 in an ODI without giving a few chances. Jason Roy slices a Pradeep ball over the short third man and picks up a fortunate boundary. Roy is 158 - the highest ODI score at the Oval. Records tumbling. Seven-an-over required from the remaining six.

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Andy Zaltzman

Comedian & BBC Test Match Special statistician

"There's only been eight dot balls in the last nine overs."

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

"It's very intelligent batting from Roy; he's got a real rounded game now."

Jason Roy
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Eng 257-3 (Target 308)

167 not out is the highest score by an England player in ODIs. Robin Smith against Australia in 1993. England lost that game.

If Roy is there at the end he will beat that and England will win. He takes a nasty blow on the foot from Maharoof but it would take a fleet of traction engines to drag him off this pitch.

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Andy Zaltzman

Comedian & BBC Test Match Special statistician

"That is the sixth score of 150 or more by an England batsman in an ODI. Rob Smith had one, David Gower and Andrew Strauss had three."

Alec Stewart

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

"Jason Roy has been the man of the day. He has made batting so easy. Front foot, back foot, power, placement - it's all been there."

150 for Roy

Eng 253-3

Another of those little punches to leg and Roy has his 150. Brilliant. Just a small bat raise from the opener this time. He is in the zone with a job to do.

At 148* @JasonRoy20 now has the highest score for England in an ODI since Andrew Strauss's 158 during the 2011 CWC.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"With wickets in hand and your big guns there, this should be a piece of cake."

The Oval
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Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special

"That pull was hit as hard as any ball has been hit today. A magnificent shot from Roy - goodness me."