England vs West Indies, Cricket World Cup: Root stars as England flit to prefer in opposition to West Indies – Times of India

England vs West Indies, Cricket World Cup: Root stars as England flit to prefer in opposition to West Indies – Times of India


Joe Root

scored his 2nd century of the World Cup as England crushed the West Indies by eight wickets in Southampton on Friday with 16.5 overs to spare.


The host nation won the toss and made the most of favourable bowling instances on a day when the rain in the end relented, bowling the West Indies out for 212.

However by the purpose they came to bat the sun modified into out and tournament favourites England infrequently ever regarded apprehensive, with Root specifically timing the ball beautifully in the middle of his 100 no longer out.

Take a look at captain Root opened alongsideJonny Bairstowrather than the injured Jason Roy, who had limped off the realm with a exact hamstring in the middle of the West Indies innings.

Root, who made 107 in England’s defeat in opposition to Pakistan, made batting stare straightforward, scoring a bustle-a-ball 50 with out having to prefer pointless risks as he and Bairstow tamed the West Indies quicks.

Shannon Gabriel had Bairstow caught by Carlos Brathwaite for 45, leaving England 95/1, howeverChris Woakesmodified into fast into his plug, drilling a four help past Gabriel off his third ball.

With the conclude in peek, Woakes modified into pushed apart for 40, caught by Shimron Hetmyer off the bowling of Gabriel.

Root reached three figures off 93 balls with 11 fours and is now the tournament’s prime-scorer — with a complete of 279 runs in four innings.

Earlier, England contained the West Indies effectively however at a cost, with Roy and captainEoin Morganlimping off the pitch.

No subject occasional flurries, the Caribbean facet had been never ready to mount a sustained assault on England’s bowlers after Woakes andJofra Archerconceded exact eight runs off the first five overs of the match.

Fuelled by three wickets every for Archer and Trace Picket, England pushed apart their opponents with more than five overs to spare.

Opener Chris Gayle, dropped early by Picket in the deep, briefly threatened, hitting Woakes for 10 in two balls, however modified into caught by Bairstow on the square-leg boundary for 36 off the bowling of Liam Plunkett.

Through the direction of his innings Gayle, who has beforehand indicated this is also his closing World Cup, overtook Viv Richards as the main scorer in a single-day internationals between England and the West Indies.

Two balls after his dismissal West Indies had been in deep trouble at 55/3 when Shai Hope modified into trapped in front of the wicket by Picket.

Nicholas Pooran and Hetmyer (39) combined to positioned on 89 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than Root struck twice, maintaining on to catches off his comprise bowling to prefer away Hetmyer and Jason Holder.

Andre Russell shone briefly however modified into caught by Woakes off the bowling of Picket for 21 and the closing four wickets tumbled for exact 10 runs.

Morgan hobbled off the pitch in the 40th over, struggling to make his skill up the pavilion steps and it modified into later confirmed he had suffered a help spasm.

Picket carried out with figures of 3-18, while Archer took 3-30.

England are actually 2nd in the World Cup desk with three wins and one defeat, one point in the help of Original Zealand, while the West Indies maintain won one, misplaced two and had one no result of their four fits.

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