Jason Roy hits six out of The Oval during the NatWest T20 Blast
Roy's mammoth hit landed on the stadium's roof.
Published - Aug 14, 2017 9:38 pm | Updated - Aug 14, 2017 9:38 pm
England and Surrey’s opening batsman Jason Roy walloped Sussex’s David Wiese for a massive six on Sunday afternoon in the NatWest T20 Blast with his maximum flying out of The Oval and land on the stadium’s roof.
Roy danced down the track to hit the ball in the sweet spot of his willow to club it over the midwicket fence for a six. Wiese had a tough day on the pitch as he took a ridiculous tap in the capital, going for 60 runs from his four overs, with a majority of the damage done by Aaron Finch.
Finch scored an impeccable unbeaten 114 off 64 balls and took Wiese on a whirlwind hitting 4 consecutive sixes in the 18th over. Sussex’s Kolpak player’s final over with the ball subsequently went for a whopping 30 runs. Batting first, Surrey posted a total of 193 on the scoreboard.
It was always going to be tough to get on a pitch already used twice this summer during the Champions Trophy but Chris Nash kept Sussex’s hopes alive with yet another half-century in this season’s Blast. The opener struck 53 off 38 balls, with five fours and two sixes to register his fifth 50 in the ongoing series. He was caught on the long-on boundary in the 14th over.
Left arm spinner Gareth Batty enjoyed an incredible spell on the pitch to finish with figures of 4 for 24 including the key wickets of Nash, Ross Taylor.
Taylor’s XI continued a disappointing run of scores for the Sussex captain. The Ross Taylor side now must beat Essex at Hove on Friday to have any chance of squeezing into the last four while Surrey will probably need to win both their remaining games. Both the teams are currently locked on 12 points in the table.
Here’s see the video of Roy’s gigantic six
New ball, please! ⚪️@JasonRoy20 that is HUGE!
— NatWest T20 Blast (@NatWestT20Blast) August 13, 2017