Roy and Stokes fifties carry England to 302-9 in 5th ODI

BY foxsports • September 4, 2016

CARDIFF, England (AP) Opening batsman Jason Roy and all-rounder Ben Stokes struck half centuries and carried England to 302-9 in the fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan on Sunday.

Roy made 87 off 89 balls and Stokes scored 75 off 76 balls as England aims to clean sweep Pakistan 5-0.

Both batsmen raised England's best partnership of the innings by contributing 72 runs for the fourth-wicket stand after wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed had missed a stumping of Stokes when the left-hander was on just 1.

Roy was dismissed in the 28th over when he top edged Mohammad Amir (3-50) to mid-wicket and Stokes spliced an easy catch off another seamer Hasan Ali (4-60) as Pakistan hit back late in the innings, limiting England to 58 in the last 10 overs.