WATCH: Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy talk to Sky Sports after England win over Pakistan
Last Updated: 14/05/19 10:46pm
Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow spoke with Ian Ward and Rob Key after their blistering assault on the Pakistan bowling attack in England's fourth ODI win at Bristol on Tuesday.
The pair put on 159 for the first wicket, with Roy hitting 76 off 55 balls and Bairstow scoring a blistering century - 128 off 93 deliveries, with 15 fours and five sixes - as England chased down 358.
Roy and Bairstow average 64.42 as an opening partnership - the highest in the ODIs for England since 2009 (min. 10 innings) - and scoring at an explosive 7.20 run-rate.
Click on the video above to watch, as the pair discuss having a laugh out in the middle, Roy's struggles for form and fitness during the series and their World Cup ambitions.
ROY: "We do have a bit of a laugh. The hardest job about opening is getting yourself in but, once, we're in, we have a bit of fun.
"I feel like I've taken a bit of a step backwards, so far as scoring 70s or 80s and getting out - a bit disappointing - but I'd have taken that when I woke up this morning.
"We play in different areas. We both work extremely hard at what we do. This is just the start, fingers crossed. I want to see us keep going with it.
"Personally, I get myself into a bit of a wobble when I look too far ahead. I look at the next game, Trent Bridge, and not looking at the World Cup yet. Every innings is stepping block."
BAIRSTOW: "When there's an opportunity to try and go on and make a 170, 180, 200, you've got to try and capitalise on that, and it's naturally frustrating when you get out.
"If we're wanting to become the best we can, that's exactly what we need to do.
"It's not bad [batting with Roy]. We complement each other pretty well, to be honest. We're both pretty competitive."
Watch coverage of the fourth ODI between England and Pakistan, at Trent Bridge, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 12.30pm on Friday