Joe Root Stars As England Coast To 8-Wicket Win Over West Indies


Joe Root scored his 2nd century of World Cup 2019 as England squashed the West Indies by 8 arches in Southampton on Friday with 16.5 overs to save. The host country won the throw as well as took advantage of good bowling problems on a day when the rainfall lastly yielded, bowling the West Indies out for212 By the time they came to bat the sunlight was out as well as competition favourites England hardly ever looked struggling, with Root in specific timing the sphere magnificently throughout his 100 not out.

Test captain Root opened up along with Jonny Bairstow instead of the hurt Jason Roy, that had actually hopped off the area with a limited hamstring throughout the West Indies innings.

Root, that made 107 in England’s loss versus Pakistan, made batting appearance simple, racking up a run-a-ball 50 without needing to take unneeded dangers as he as well as Bairstow subjugated the West Indies quicks.

Shannon Gabriel had actually Bairstow captured by Carlos Brathwaite for 45, leaving England 95 -1, however Chris Woakes was promptly right into his stride, piercing a 4 back previous Gabriel off his 3rd sphere.

With completion visible, Woakes was rejected for 40, captured by Shimron Hetmyer off the bowling of Gabriel.

Root got to 3 numbers off 93 spheres with 11 fours as well as is currently the competition’s top-scorer– with an overall of 279 runs in 4 innings.

– Injury is afraid –

Earlier, England included the West Indies well however at an expense, with Roy as well as captain Eoin Morgan hopping off the pitch.

Despite periodic flurries, the Caribbean side were never ever able to place a continual attack on England’s bowlers after Woakes as well as Jofra Archer acknowledged simply 8 run the initial 5 overs of the suit.

Fuelled by 3 arches each for Archer as well as Mark Wood, England rejected their challengers with greater than 5 overs to save.

Opener Chris Gayle, went down early by Wood in the deep, briefly endangered, striking Woakes for 10 in 2 spheres, however was captured by Bairstow on the square-leg border for 36 off the bowling of Liam Plunkett.

During the training course of his innings Gayle, that has actually formerly suggested this will certainly be his last World Cup, surpassed Viv Richards as the leading marker in one-day internationals in between England as well as the West Indies.

Two spheres after his termination West Indies remained in deep problem at 55 -3 when Shai Hope was caught before the gate by Wood.

Nicholas Pooran as well as Hetmyer (39) incorporated to place on 89 competes the 4th gate prior to Root struck two times, hanging on to capture off his very own bowling to get rid of Hetmyer as well as Jason Holder.

Andre Russell beamed briefly however was captured by Woakes off the bowling of Wood for 21 as well as the last 4 arches toppled for simply 10 runs.

Morgan hindered off the lend a hand the 40 th over, battling to make his means up the structure actions as well as it was later on validated he had actually experienced a back convulsion.

Wood completed with numbers of 3-18, while Archer took 3-30

England are currently 2nd worldwide Cup table with 3 success as well as one loss, one factor behind New Zealand, while the West Indies have actually won one, shed 2 as well as had one no lead to their 4 suits.