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Posted at: Jun 15, 2019, 9:18 AM; last updated: Jun 15, 2019, 9:18 AM (IST)

Root singes Windies

Root singes Windies
Joe Root’s unbeaten 100 runs in 94 balls helped England beat West Indies by eight wickets. Reuters

SOUTHAMPTON, June 14

Joe Root’s classy unbeaten century led England to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over West Indies in a one-sided match. Chasing a modest 213 for victory, Root and Jonny Bairstow shared an opening partnership of 95. After Bairstow fell for 45, Root and Chris Woakes added 104 for the second wicket. Woakes, promoted up the order due to injuries, departed for 40 but Root and Ben Stokes took the hosts and tournament favourites to their target with more than 16 overs to spare. England’s third victory in four matches lifted them to second in the 10-team standings while West Indies are sixth following their second loss. England fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood took three wickets apiece as West Indies were dismissed for 212 in the 45th over, Nicholas Pooran top-scoring with 63. The only downside for England were injuries to captain Eoin Morgan, who suffered a back spasm, and opening batsman Jason Roy who was forced to leave the field due to a hamstring problem.  — Reuters

3RD  World Cup ton for Joe Root, the most by an England batsman. Kevin Pietersen has two

2ND England player — Joe Root (100* & 2/27) — to score a century and take 2 wkts in same WC match after Moeen Ali (128 & 2/47 vs Scotland in 2015 at Christchurch)

Scoreboard 

Match #19, June 14: England vs West Indies

Toss: England (Fielding)

Man of the Match: Joe Root

WEST INDIES

Runs Balls 4 6

C Gayle c Bairstow b Plunkett 36 41 5 1

E Lewis b Woakes 2 8 0 0

S Hope lbw b Wood 11 3 1 0

N Pooran c  Buttler b Archer 63 78 3 1

S Hetmyer c&b Root 39 48 4 0

J Holder c&b Root 9 10 0 1

A Russell c Woakes b Wood 21 16 1 2

C Brathwaite c Buttler b Archer 14 22 0 1

S Cottrell lbw b Archer 0 1 0 0

O Thomas not out 0 11 0 0

S Gabriel b Wood 0 3 0 0

Extras: (lb 5, w 12) 17

Total: (All out, 44.4 overs) 212

FOW: 1-4, 2-54, 3-55, 4-144, 5-156, 6-188, 7-202, 8-202, 9-211, 10-212

Bowling O M R W

Chris Woakes 5 2 16 1

Jofra Archer 9 1 30 3

Liam Plunkett 5 0 30 1

Mark Wood 6.4 0 18 3

Ben Stokes 4 0 25 0

Adil Rashid 10 0 61 0

Joe Root 5 0 27 2

England

Runs Balls 4 6

J Bairstow c Brathwaite b Gabriel 45 46 7 0

J Root not out 100 94 1 0

C Woakes c Allen b Gabriel 40 54 4 0

B Stokes not out 10 6 2 0

Extras: (lb 2, nb 1, w 15) 18

Total: (2 wickets in 33.1 overs) 213

FOW: 1-95, 2-199

Bowling O M R W

Sheldon Cottrell 3 0 17 0

Oshane Thomas 6 0 43 0

Shanon Gabriel 7 0 49 2

Andre Russell 2 0 14 0

Jason Holder 5.1 0 31 0

Carlos Brathwaite 5 0 35 0

Chris Gayle 5 0 22 0

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