• England won by nine wickets
Jason Roy, gifted a place back in the ODI side because of the absence of Alex Hales, has seized his chance with rare ruthlessness. At The Oval he struck a fluent 84; here he batted just as well but for a little longer, finishing with 96, more than enough to ensure another English victory by nine wickets, yet still a source of some frustration.
However things are looking up for Roy. Five days ago after England’s win in Bristol all that he could anticipate were a few more days as a drinks waiter. Meanwhile his new partner, Jonny Bairstow, conjured his second ODI century of the series with barely a false stroke. England have no shortage of batsmen capable of tormenting international bowlers – provided they are propelling a white ball.