Roy's 153 took England to an imposing 386 for six, leaving Bangladesh needing to surpass Ireland's 329-7 against England in 2011, the highest score by any team batting second to win a World Cup match.
The 30-year-old, dropped following Pakistan's opener against the West Indies, made up for lost time as he demolished South Africa's beleaguered bowlers.
Hitting nine fours and three sixes in his 59-ball blitz, Sohail gave Pakistan a shot of adrenaline after Babar Azam's more sedate 69 laid the foundations.
Manchester: Trent Boult said he hoped proud fans back at home would enjoy “diving into their poached eggs” after holding the decisive catch that saw New Zealand beat the West Indies by just five runs in a World Cup thriller. New Zealand lost both their openers for ducks to be 7-2 before Kane Williamson’s career-best 148 -- the captain’s successive hundred
Yuzvendra Chahal says being pushed hard by lowly Afghanistan in the World Cup will boost India’s confidence for the rest of the tournament. Virat Kohli’s India have swept all before them in England and Wales so far, beating South Africa,
Afghanistan, who gave India a run for their money, will be aiming to replicate that performance and earn their first win in the ongoing World Cup when they take on Bangladesh at the Rose Bowl Cricket Stadium on Monday.
Bangladesh remain fifth in the table, with the top four sides qualifying for next month's semi-finals.
With just four points from five games, Sri Lanka will aim for an improbable victory and survive in the ongoing World Cup when they take on hot favourites England at Headingley on Friday. The 1996 champions have managed to win just one game so far, that too against Afghanistan in what was a tense battle for them.
Sharjah: In the right-handed dominated world, left-handers are a minority, yet they make their presence felt assertively. The lefties are generally considered as more immaculate, impeccable and elegant as compared to their right-hand counter-parts and carry an aura around them -- making them stand out in the crowd.