Jason Roy hits 162 as England wins 4th ODI to clinch series
England's Johnny Bairstow, right, celebrates running out Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera with team-mate Jason Roy during the Royal London One Day International Series at the Kia Oval, London, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. (Simon Cooper/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
LONDON (AP) Jason Roy hit the second-highest score for England in a one-day international to help chase down 308 and win the series against Sri Lanka.
Roy made 162 off just 118 balls as England cruised to victory in the fourth ODI for a 2-0 series lead with one game to play. Roy fell just short of Robin Smith's England record of 167, set back in 1993.
England finished on 309-4 in 40.1 overs after Sri Lanka made 305-5 in 42 overs in the rain-shortened game at the Oval. England's victory target was revised to 308 on the Duckworth-Lewis method but that made little difference as Roy led a masterful run chase.
It was also England's second-highest successful run chase in ODIs.