Jason Roy shuts out noise and sashays to runs that ensure Lord’s date

by Theguardian

England’s most destructive opener made quick work of Mitchell Starc and co and was unlucky with his dismissal

Ten minutes after the end of this ultimately rather brutal eight‑wicket semi-final defeat of Australia Adil Rashid was down by the boundary signing autographs for a throng of England fans. As he posed for another selfie Jason Roy appeared behind him, wrapped him in a bear hug and carried him off up the stairs, both feet off the ground, to the safety of the England dressing room.

It was that kind of day. With England batting second on a clammy afternoon, and starting to thrum up through the gears at 25 without loss, Roy had already begun to do extraordinary things.

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