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Watch: Bails fail to dislodge to hand Jason Roy a life in The Hundred

by Wisden Staff 1 minute read

Jason Roy has had a tough summer, enduring one of the worst runs of his career – one that has seen his spot in England’s first choice T20I side scrutinised.

But during Oval Invincible’s home defeat to Birmingham Phoenix in The Hundred he benefitted from a rare moment of fortune, though it was one that he did not capitalise on.

Off the 22nd ball of Oval’s run chase, Roy inside edged a Kane Richardson delivery back onto his stumps only for the bails to remain in place. Despite the Zing bails lighting up, they were unmoved handing Roy a life.


Roy was on nine at the time and eventually fell for a 19-ball 21 as Oval finished 11 runs short in their pursuit of 167.

That 21 was Roy’s highest score in The Hundred this summer but it was another sign of a batter out of form as the England opener once more struggled for rhythm. Roy currently averages 8.50 with a strike rate of exactly 100 in The Hundred this year after scoring 76 runs at 12.67 across six T20I for England earlier in the summer. With the likes of Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Alex Hales, James Vince and Will Smeed all in form, his place in England’s T20 World Cup squad is by no means assured.

You can watch his moment of fortune below:


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