England vs West Indies, ICC World Cup 2019 Highlights: Joe Root ton guides ENG to victory
England vs West Indies Highlights, ICC World Cup 2019: Follow Highlights of England vs West Indies World Cup match No. 19 at Rose Bowl, Southampton.
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England vs West Indies Highlights: England thrashed the West Indies by eight wickets as Joe Root’s century and lethal spells from pace bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood inspired the hosts on Friday. Root smashed 100 not out from 94 balls as England easily reached 213-2 after Archer’s 3-30 and Mark Wood’s 3-18 helped dismiss the West Indies for 212 in Southampton. England have won three of their four group matches as they chase a place in the semi-finals, but injuries to Jason Roy and captain Eoin Morgan cast a shadow over their latest victory.
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Ben Stokes guides the free hit from Jason Holder to the boundary and England have won the encounter! It was a brilliant bowling performance by Mark Wood and Jofra Archer followed by an absolutely phenomenal century by Joe Root!
Century for Root
· 16th ODI hundred
· 3rd hundred in a WC innings.
· He will be the 2nd English batsman to score 2 centuries in a World Cup.
o Kevin Pietersen scored 2 centuries in the 2007 World Cup
§ 104 vs Australia at North Sound
§ 100 vs West Indies at Bridgetown.
· 4th hundred vs West Indies in ODIs.
He becomes only the 2nd player after Arvinda de Silva to score a century, take 2 wickets and 2 catches in the same innings in ODIs.
De Silva scored an unbeaten 107, took 3 wickets and 2 catches against Australia at Lahore, which was the final of the 1996 World Cup.
Chris Woakes’ innings finally comes to an end on 40 as he is caught in the deep by Fabian Allen. However, it is too little too late for Windies as England are just 14 runs away from victory. ENG 199/2
Root nears ton
Another boundary for Joe Root through sweeper cover and he moves on to 89. This has been a brilliant innings by the England batsman and he is just 11 runs away from a well-deserved century. ENG 186/1
Gayle having fun
Gayle continues to bowl and both Joe Root and Chris Woakes are not looking to take any risks against him. 53 runs needed to win from 25 overs and this will be a significant win for England as West Indies have looked like a tricky competitor in this tournament. ENG 160/1
Gayle into the attack!
Stat Attack: Root-Woakes
Fifty partnership between Root and Woakes:
· 7th time first 2 wicket partnerships for England have scored 50+ partnership runs against WI in ODIs.
· This is the 10th time English 1st and 2nd wicket pairs have scored 50+ runs in World Cup.
The fifty has not slowed Joe Root down as he scores two boundaries in the very next over. First one went through the extra cover region while the next one was punched past mid-off. This is becoming too easy for England as they are 125 for the loss of one wicket after 19 overs.
Fifty for Joe Root
· 32nd ODI fifty
· 7th fifty+ score vs WI in 15 innings
· 9th player to score a fifty against WI in World Cup.
Joe Root becomes the 4th Englishman to score a fifty, take 2 wickets and 2 catches in the same match in ODIs
Woakes at No. 3
Out the box thinking from England..getting their number 7 in early for some time in the middle👏— Herschelle Gibbs (@hershybru) June 14, 2019
A boundary for Jonny Bairstow but he gifted his wicket to Shannon Gabriel on the first next delivery. An uppish shot towards thirdman and Carlos Brathwaite completed the catch comfortably. England 95/1
Eoin Morgan hobbled from the field after having back muscle spasms in the 40th over. Making matters worse for England, Morgan was the second batsman to hobble off the field in the first innings. Big-hitting opener Jason Roy strained his left hamstring in the eighth over and didn’t return to the field. Roy wasn’t allowed to bat any higher than No. 7 as England chased 213 to win.
Bairstow dealing in fours
Back-to-back boundaries for Jonny Bairstow through the fine leg region and he is moving towards his second fifty of the tournament. England are not looking to score quickly and this has gone in their way and the lack of risks have made them formidable. ENG 80/0 after 12 overs.
A bouncer from Andre Russell and Jonny Bairstow was caught on the grill of his helmet. The short length is a tried and tested strategy for the Windies and they are trying to utilise it once again against England. WI 69/0
10 overs gone, England are 62/0. It was all England in that span of time as Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root dominated proceedings. Not much risk taken by both batsmen as they carefully constructed the innings and England are clearly the favourites at this point.
Stat Attack: Partnership
Fifty partnership between Root and Bairstow:
· 3rd fifty+ stand for the opening wicket against WI in World Cup.
o Last fifty+ stand was in 1992 at Melbourne.
o IT Botham and GA Gooch scored 50 in that innings.
· 6th fifty+ stand between the pair for any wicket in ODIs.
o This will be their 3rd fifty+ stand against WI in ODIs.
ENG going strong
40/0 in 6 overs - This has been a perfect start for England. Both Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root have taken minimum risks but the rewards have been brilliant. West Indies need to get a wicket early or else it will be too late for Jason Holder & Co.
Root on song
Good movement for both Sheldon Cottrell and Oshane Thomas but that is not bothering the England batsmen. Joe Root is looking in excellent touch as he is guiding the ball perfectly to the boundary. A four through square leg followed by a glorious drive through extra cover! England 30/0
Bairstow hits four
A cautious start by the England openers and the Windies bowlers are trying to bother them with a shorter length. Most of the balls were on target but Oshane Thomas missed the mark once and Jonny Bairstow slammed him for a boundary through the point region. ENG 9/0
England chase 213
Joe Root will be opening the batting for England along with Jonny Bairstow as Jason Roy suffered a hamstring injury while fielding earlier in the day. For West Indies, Sheldon Cottrell to begin proceedings.
Mark Wood takes final wicket of the innings as he castles Shannon Gabriel for 0. With that, the Windies end their innings at 212. Mark Wood and Jofra Archer end the innings with three wickets each while Nicholas Pooran was the top-scorer for Windies with 63.
Archer on fire
Jofra Archer picks his third wicket of the innings as he gets rid of Carlos Brathwaite for 14. Archer dropped the ball short and it took a slight nick off the bat before ending into the hands of the keeper. Windies are nine down now.
Brathwaite shows his prowess
Mark Woods dropped the ball short but Carlos Brathwaite seemed to waiting for it and hit the ball over mid wicket for a huge six. 7 runs came from that over as Windies are looking to play their full quota of 50 overs.
England waste their review
Jofra Archer dropped the ball short and the southpaw Oshane Thomas tried to defend the ball but missed it. Jos Buttler was confident that Thomas had edged it and asked for the DRS to come into play. Replays showed that there was no nick and Thomas survived.
Archer strikes twice in two balls
Jofra Archer has done the trick for England as he picks two wickets in as many balls to get rid of Nicholas Pooran and Sheldon Cottrell. He was on a hat-trick but Oshane Thomas defended the ball well. Windies have lost eight wickets now and are on the verge of getting dismissed.
WI go past 200
Pooran hits his third boundary of the innings off Rashid and he moves on 63 now. 8 runs came from the over of Rashid as WI go past the 200-run mark in the innings. England need to wary of leaking runs in these last few overs.
Windies need a partnership
Carlos Brathwaite has joined Nicholas Pooran in the middle and the two batsmen need to build a solid partnership to take their team to a big score. 12 overs remaining the over and Windies need to get a move on soon.
Mark Wood picks his second wicket of the day as he gets rid of Andre Russell for 21. The right-hander tried to clear the mid wicket ropes but was caught out in the deep by Chris Woakes. Windies have lost their sixth wicket as England are on top at the moment.
Andre Russell gets a lifeline (3) and this might just come back to haunt England. Russell top edged a Adil Rashid delivery in the air and Chris Woakes went running towards the ball at long-on but could not catch it. Russell then celebrates the dropped catch by hitting couple of huge sixes down the ground as Rashid concedes 14 in the over.
Fifty for Pooran
Wickets continue to fall on one end but Nicholas Pooran is holding his own on the other has he completes his half-century off 56 deliveries. This is Pooran’s maiden ODI fifty and he becomes the 10th WI cricketer to score a half-century against England in World Cup.
Root strikes again!
Joe Root has turned the match on its head as he picks his second wicket in as many overs. After Shimron Hetmyer, he now gets rid of skipper Jason Holder. The right-hander top-edged the delivery straight into the hands of bowler Root. Holder falls for 9 as Windies have lost half their side.
The recently-concluded partnership between Hetmyer and Pooran is Windies’ third best against England in the World Cup history (for any wicket). The duo not just steadied their team’s ship today after the loss of early wickets but also joined some big names in this elite list.
Joe Root has done the trick for the hosts as he gets rid of Shimton Hetmyer for 39. The southpaw hits the ball straight back at bowler Root and he takes it gladly. Windies are four down now. The 89-run stand finally comes to an end.
Seemed like a hit wicket
Joe Root though he picked his first wicket of the day when Nicholas Pooran gave himself room and cut the ball and the lights on the stumps came off. However, Buttler didn’t appeal and replays showed that he mistakenly had hit the stumps with his gloves. 2 singles came from that over from Root.
Four and four
Shimron Hetmyer too flexes his muscles and hits back to back boundaries off Ben Stokes. Both boundaries went in the same direction - towards long-on. 12 runs came from that over from Stokes as England are starting to leak runs now.
Expensive over from Rashid
Pooran takes the attack to Rashid as he scores 12 runs off his over. He started the over by hitting a huge six over long-on and then took three doubles on the trot. Windies are starting to get a more on now.
Boundary from Pooran’s bat
A bit streaky but West Indies would take it. Short delivery aimed at rib cage by Ben Stokes, Pooran swivels and tries to play the pull shot and somehow gets it past the keeper to the boundary.
Turn from Rashid
Adil Rashid starts well. 4 runs came from his first over but more importantly he spun one past the bat, encouraging signs for the leggie.
Expensive over from Plunkett
Good over West Indies, 12 runs coming from it. Plunkett was guilty of pitching it too short twice. He was first dispatched by Pooran and then by Hetmyer. Two boundaries in the over.
OUT! LBW, three reds, good review by England. How on earth did Kumar Dharmsena adjudged that no out? We will never know neither do wee need to cause DRS has saved England. Mark Wood gets Shai Hope. He was stuck in no man’s land and it hit him right in front of the stumps. West Indies in trouble.
OUT! Chris Gayle departs. Huge wicket for England, no wonder Liam Plunkett is delighted. It was a back of a length delivery, Gayle clears his front leg, tries to pull it over mid-wicket for a maximum but the extra bounce brings his downfall. He only gets a top edge and Jonny Bairstow at deep square-leg makes no mistake. Gayle goes for 36.
Fifty partnership between Gayle and Hope. First 50+ stand for West Indies after 6 World Cup innings. Last 50+ stand was against Zimbabwe at Canberra in 2015.
Good start from Wood
Fast, aggressive and accurate - Mark Wood straight away leaves his mark on the match. It could well have been a maiden but for that little dab down past the point fielder for a single from Gayle.
Powerplay honours shared
Archer ends the Powerplay with a vicious delivery. West Indies 41/1 after 10 overs. Evin Lewis was the man dismissed by Woakes, things could have been a lot different had Wood held on to Gayle’s catch. As things stand, it’s even steven.
Gayle goes big
SIX! He was threatening and finally Gayle gets one right out of the middle and it sails straight over the back of Woakes’ head for a maximum - the first of the match. Gayle is looking to be positive and nothing wrong with that.
Injury scare for Jason Roy
Uh oh! Trouble here. England opener Jason Roy has apparently pulled a hamstring or so it seems like. He is walking off the field and looks to be in some sort of discomfort. This is not a good sight if you’re an England fan. Substitute fielder James Vince comes in.
It’s Chris Gayle! The anguish on Woakes’ face says it all. A fuller length delivery around off, Gayle goes for a mighty swing, gets a thickish outside edge and the ball flies to third-man, where Mark Wood was stationed. He makes good ground and even holds onto the ball till the last moment before it slips out of his hands as soon as it touches the ground. Big moment in the game!
Gayle 1 - Archer 0
Back-to-back boundaries from Chris Gayle’s bat and guess what it’s against Archer. First one was a copybook straight drive past the bowler and the second was a heave over mid-wicket. Gayle is both class and power. What will be Archer’s response?
Woakes cleans up Lewis
BOWLED! Full and straight, you miss, I hit! Chris Woakes is traditional and he makes sure, he implements it. What a good delivery to castle Lewis. It was full, came back ever so slightly to sneak through the gap between bat and pad. England draw first blood.
Gayle vs Archer round 1
Jofra Archer is in terrific form and Gayle knows that. He lets his first three deliveries go after Lewis gave him the strike. Only 2 runs coming from Archer’s first over.
Maiden to start
Brilliant from Chris Woakes, not too bad from Chirs Gayle either. A maiden to start the proceedings. Woakes pitched it up got the ball to swing and even beat the bat on three occasions but credit to Gayle for not flashing away from his body.
West Indies openers Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis have made their way out into the centre. It will be Chris Woakes with the new ball for England. Here we go.
Eoin Morgan, England captain: The wicket has been under covers for last 24 hours. There has been a lot of rain around and we feel there would be some moisture on it. Completely different challenge that we had against Bangladesh. The World Cup is about adapting to conditions. Tough challenge for us.
Jason Holder, West Indies captain: Oppurtunity for our guys to get some runs first. Probably would wanted to bowl first on a fresh wicket. There is a lot at stake. We guys have planned well for this game and we are up for it. It is a matter of adapting to particular individuals on that day.
England (Playing XI): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Jos Buttler(w), Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
West Indies (Playing XI): Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope(w), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sheldon Cottrell, Shannon Gabriel, Oshane Thomas
Mark Wood is fit and England are fielding the same Playing XI. West Indies meanwhile, have made three changes. Evin Lewis comes in, Russell comes back and Shannon Gabriel is making his first appearance.
England win the toss and opt to field first against West Indies
Ian Bishop with the pitch report: It has been under the covers all day yesterday. But the hooded covers have helped and no amount of water has seeped in. The grass has been cut below than other tracks. The hardness will help someone like Archer. Even Windies won’t mind it as their plan has been to get it up at the heads of the batsman and bounce them out.
If Windies win today, they will go above England on the table while if the hosts manage to get the better of Holder and Co, they will leapfrog India and take the third spot.
Holder fires back at Bayliss
West Indies captain Jason Holder was asked on Thursday whether Cottrell had “a nice, special salute” lined up for Bayliss, and he smiled. “I don’t think it will change, that’s just Sheldon. I guess Trevor will just have learn to accept it,” he replied.
Weather clearing up
The ICC have put up a picture of the sky on their Twitter handle and it seems the weather is finally clearing up. We still don’t know if the match will be getting off to a scheduled start but everyone is keeping their fingers crossed.
Jofra Archer vs Chris Gayle
Oshane Thomas vs Jason Roy
Mark Wood vs Nicholas Pooran
Sheldon Cottrell vs Joe Root
Andre Russell vs Chris Woakes (Read the complete story here)
England sweat over Mark Wood’s fitness
Wood suffered discomfort in his left ankle after England’s win over Bangladesh in Cardiff on Saturday, when the Durham quick recorded the fastest delivery of the tournament so far at 95.6 mph. (Here’s the full story)
West Indies Predicted XI: Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wk), Nicholas Pooran, Shimron Hetmyer, Andre Russell, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
England Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood
Live pictures from Rose Bowl, Southampton show a great deal of improvement. It does not look that gloomy and the ground staff are working overtime for the game to start on time. The wet outfield will definitely be a concern though.
What the captains said
Eoin Morgan, England captain: They are a strong outfit, we expect the same tomorrow. They are explosive with the bat and a different challenge with the ball. The seamers are tall and they hit the wicket hard, for most of the time they play with one spinner
Jason Holder, West Indies captain: I think the brand of cricket we have been playing so far in this World Cup, you know what to expect of West Indies now. For us, we are not going to back down from the challenge. Most of our guys are always up for the challenge and it is just a matter for us to be smart.
Sourav Ganguly has a solution
Former India captain has come up with a solution to rain washing out World Cup matches problem. Here’s what Ganguly has suggested ICC to do
This is not good news for all the cricket fans. As per latest weather updates from Southampton, it is still cloudy and conditions are set to remain the same, meaning the wet outfield will not have any sunlight or breeze to dry out. Another India vs New Zealand on the cards? Let’s hope not.
As much as we hate to inform you but it rained at Southampton on Friday morning and it has been raining for the last few days. So don’t be surprised if the toss is delayed. Thankfully, chances of another washout are slim as weather is expected to clear out as the day progresses.
England up against West Indies
England vs West Indies, Jofra Archer vs Chris Gayle, call it whatever you want to but either way, it promises to be a great contest. Hello and welcome to the live coverage of England vs West Indies World Cup match at Rose Bowl Southampton.