Cardiff: Opener Jason Roy blazed his way to a superb century, his ninth in ODIs, as England flexed their batting muscles to set a new world record during the ICC World Cup 2019 match against Bangladesh on Saturday (June 8).

Match scorecard

Roy smashed 153 off 121 with 14 fours and five sixes as World Cup hosts England posted a mammoth 386/6 in 50 overs at the Cardiff Wales Stadium. This is the highest total at this year’s World Cup so far. Roy’s opening partner Jonny Bairstow (51) and Jos Buttler (64) hit half centuries.

This was the seventh consecutive time that England had gone past the 300-run mark, a new world record, eclipsing Australia’s feat of six achieved in 2007.

Today’s score was also England’s best-ever in World Cup history, going past 338/8 which came against India in the 2011 edition in Bengaluru. That game had ended in a tie.

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In the three games so far in the World Cup 2019, England have scores of 311/8 against South Africa (won), 334/9 versus Pakistan (lost) and today 386/6 after losing the toss.

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“It was great fun. I redeemed myself after the last game (against Pakistan). Hopefully, this will be enough. There was a change in the gameplan against the spinners. They wanted to get early wickets but we didn't allow them take early wickets. We knew we can always catch-up with shorter straight boundaries here. I feel, there is definitely something in it for the quicks especially with the new ball,” said Roy during the innings break.

Most consecutive 300-plus scores in ODIs

7* – England (2019)

6 – Australia (2007)

5 – Sri Lanka (2006); India (2017)

* — Streak ongoing

England’s sequence of 300-plus scores (all in 2019)

373/3 (50 overs) vs Pakistan, Southampton

359/4 (44.5) vs Pakistan, Bristol

341/7 (49.3) vs Pakistan, Nottingham

351/9 (50) vs Pakistan, Headingley

311/8 (50) vs South Africa, The Oval (London)

334/9 (50) vs Pakistan, Nottingham 

386/6 (50) vs Bangladesh, Cardiff