Root stars as England coast to World Cup win towards West Indies

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Root stars as England coast to World Cup win towards West Indies

Joe Root scored his second 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 gained the toss and made essentially the most of beneficial bowling circumstances on a day when the rain lastly relented, bowling the West Indies out for 212.

However by the point they got here to bat the solar was out and event favourites England hardly ever regarded troubled, with Root specifically timing the ball fantastically throughout his 100 not out.

Take a look at captain Root opened alongside Jonny Bairstow instead of the injured Jason Roy, who had limped off the sector with a good hamstring through the West Indies innings.

Root, who made 107 in England’s defeat towards Pakistan, made batting look simple, scoring a run-a-ball 50 with out having to take pointless dangers as he and Bairstow tamed the West Indies quicks.

Shannon Gabriel had Bairstow caught by Carlos Brathwaite for 45, leaving England 95-1, however Chris Woakes was rapidly into his stride, drilling a 4 again previous Gabriel off his third ball.

With the tip in sight, Woakes was dismissed 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 event’s top-scorer — with a complete of 279 runs in 4 innings.

– Harm fears –

Earlier, England contained the West Indies nicely however at a price, with Roy and captain Eoin Morgan limping off the pitch.

Regardless of occasional flurries, the Caribbean facet had been by no means in a position to mount a sustained assault on England’s bowlers after Woakes and Jofra Archer conceded simply eight runs off the primary 5 overs of the match.

Fuelled by three wickets every for Archer and Mark Wooden, England dismissed their opponents with greater than 5 overs to spare.

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

Throughout the course of his innings Gayle, who has beforehand indicated this will likely be his final World Cup, overtook Viv Richards because the main scorer in one-day internationals between England and the West Indies.

Two balls after his dismissal West Indies had been in serious trouble at 55-Three when Shai Hope was trapped in entrance of the wicket by Wooden.

Nicholas Pooran and Hetmyer (39) mixed to placed on 89 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than Root struck twice, holding on to catches off his personal bowling to take away Hetmyer and Jason Holder.

Andre Russell shone briefly however was caught by Woakes off the bowling of Wooden for 21 and the final 4 wickets tumbled for simply 10 runs.

Morgan hobbled off the pitch within the 40th over, struggling to make his manner up the pavilion steps and it was later confirmed he had suffered a again spasm.

Wooden completed with figures of 3-18, whereas Archer took 3-30.

England are actually second within the World Cup desk with three wins and one defeat, one level behind New Zealand, whereas the West Indies have gained one, misplaced two and had one no outcome of their 4 matches.

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