Stats Analysis

Roy's 162 and England's second-highest successful chase

England's second highest ODI run chase led the statistical gems in the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka at Kia Oval

Bharath Seervi
1 Number of higher successful run-chases for England in ODIs than 308 in this match. Last year, they chased 350 against New Zealand at Trent Bridge. This was only their fifth win chasing targets of 300 or more. In the last ODI at The Oval, England lost by 13 runs chasing 379 runs in 46 overs (D/L method) against New Zealand.
162 Jason Roy's score in this match - second-highest by a England player in ODIs. He missed on breaking Robin Smith's record of 167 not out, against Australia at Edgbaston in 1993, by six runs.
74 Number of balls in which Roy complete his century, which is the fastest in ODIs at The Oval. He bettered Marcus Trescothick who had scored a century in 76 balls against Bangladesh in 2005. This is the third-fastest for England against Sri Lanka.
149 Runs added by Roy and Joe Root for the second-wicket, which is the most for England in ODIs against Sri Lanka. The run rate of 8.35 in this stand was England's second-highest for a century stand at The Oval.
5 Number of England openers who have made two centuries in a bilateral ODI series, including Jason Roy this series. The last such instance was in 2011-12 against Pakistan in UAE where both Kevin Pietersen and Alastair Cook scored two centuries each. First to do so was Graham Gooch against Australia in 1985 and then Nick Knight, in his debut series, against Pakistan in 1996.
1 Number of previous instances of century partnerships for the second wicket for both sides in an ODI in England. That was between England and Kenya in Canterbury in the 1999 World Cup.
4 Number of 50-plus stands between Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews for the fourth-wicket in this series - joint-most by a pair in an ODI series. The only other pair to do so in a bilateral series was Michael Hussey and Cameron White against India in 2009-10 in six innings. The only pair to share five fifty-plus stands in a bilateral ODI series is Alex Hales and Joe Root against South Africa earlier this year.
7.26 Sri Lanka's run rate in their innings of 305 in 42 overs, which is their third-highest in an ODI in England. The two highest have both been at Headingley, 8.64 in 2006 and 7.50 in 2002. England's run rate of 7.69 in this match is their highest in ODIs against Sri Lanka.
8 Number of times a team's No. 2, 3, 4, 5 all scored 50 or more in the same innings. In fact, all the four Sri Lanka batsman made more than 60 runs. In the last ODI, their No. 3, 4, 5 all made half-centuries.
78 Runs conceded by Nuwan Pradeep in this ODI - joint third-most by a Sri Lanka bowler against England. In the third ODI at Edgabaston, Seekkuge Prasanna also conceded 78 runs, but in 8.1 overs compared to 9 overs by Pradeep.

Bharath Seervi is stats sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @SeerviBharath