Jason Roy was left with a bitter-sweet taste after his spectacular match-winning 162 clinched a one-day series win over Sri Lanka on Thursday.
The Surrey star would have loved to have set a new individual highest ODI score by an England batsman on his home ground The Oval. But he fell five agonising runs short of Robin Smith's 23-year record 167, which he made against Australia at Edgbaston.
The 25-year-old, whose man of the match display helped England to a six-wicket win and an unassailable 2-0 lead with just one game left, was annoyed for getting out so close to the end of the game.
SCORES IN BRIEF
SRI LANKA: 305 for 5 in 42 overs (Mendis 77, Chandimal 63, Matthews 67 not out; Willey 2-58)
ENGLAND: 309 for 4 in 40.1 overs (Roy 162, Root 65; Pradeep 2-78)
Result: England won by 6 wickets (D/L method). Player-of-the-match: J Roy.