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'Emotional hundred': Jason Roy reveals baby daughter was hospitalised when he scored century

England's Jason Roy celebrates his century. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India May 18, 2019, 05.32 PM (IST)

England defeated Pakistan in the fourth one-day international by three wickets on Friday at Trent Bridge. Now, England go in the last match of the series with an unassailable 3-0 lead. 

Jason Roy smashed 114 and Ben Stokes finished on 71 not out as England chased down a target of 341 with three deliveries to spare. 

However, Roy was at a loss to explain how he had scored the century following an overnight visit to the hospital with his baby daughter. 

"It was a very emotional hundred. I didn't see it coming," Roy told BBC Radio's Test Match Special.

"I had a bit of a rough morning so this one is a special one for me and my family," added Roy, who returned to hospital after a three-wicket win, although his daughter's condition is not believed to be serious.

"It was my little one. We had to take her to hospital at 1:30 in the morning. I stayed there until 8:30 am, came back for a couple of hours sleep and got to the ground just before warm-up and cracked on."


He was given Man of the Match for his performance.