Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roy and Hales Dish out Brutal Treatment

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Roy and Hales Dish out Brutal Treatment

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IN-FORM Jason Roy top-scored as England posted 174 for six in their Twenty20 warm-up against United Arab Emirates at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium.

Roy (59), in particular, and Alex Hales gave the powerplay overs brutal treatment - racing to 82 in the first six overs.

England then faltered as regular wickets surprisingly began to fall and boundaries became increasingly scarce.

Leg-spinner Imran Haider even delivered a wicket-maiden, the 16th over of the innings.

Roy, on the back of his maiden one-day international 100 against Pakistan three days ago, passed his 50 with his second six - over long-on - from just 26 balls.

He had nine fours as well when, later in the seventh over from home captain Ahmed Raza, he charged the slow leftarmer and was bowled to end an opening stand of 92. James Vince's opportunity to impress at No. …

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