ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

England vs West Indies - Match 19

Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton

Date & Time: 14 June 2019

England 213/2

RR: 6.42 | England beat West Indies by 8 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Jonny Bairstow c Carlos Brathwaite & b Shannon Gabriel c Carlos Brathwaite & b Shannon Gabriel 454670
Joe Root not out not out 10094110
Chris Woakes c & b Shannon Gabriel c & b Shannon Gabriel 405440
Ben Stokes not out not out 10620
Eoin Morgan
Jos Buttler
Jason Roy
Liam Plunkett
Jofra Archer
Adil Rashid
Mark Wood
Extras 18 (b 0, lb 2, w 15, nb 1)
Total 213 (2 Wkts, 33.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
95-1 (Jonny Bairstow,14.4), 199-2 (Chris Woakes,31.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Sheldon Cottrell3 0 17 0 5.67
Oshane Thomas6 0 43 0 7.17
Shannon Gabriel7 0 49 2 7.00
Andre Russell2 0 14 0 7.00
Jason Holder5.1 0 31 0 6.08
Carlos Brathwaite5 0 35 0 7.00
Chris Gayle5 0 22 0 4.40
Evin Lewis 0 0 0 0 0
Shai Hope 0 0 0 0 0
Nicholas Pooran 0 0 0 0 0
Shimron Hetmyer 0 0 0 0 0

So that is it from this game! A one-sided affair in which the English team has come out on top and now moved to second in the points table. We have two games for you on Saturday and let us hope both will be cracking contests. The first one is a clash between Sri Lanka and Australia which will begin at 1030 local (0930 GMT) at Kennington Oval, London. The second game between South Africa and Afghanistan in Cardiff will start at 1330 local (1230 GMT). Do join us for all the action. Till then, take care and goodbye!

England skipper, Eoin Morgan, starts by informing that he has a sore back at the moment and hopes it settles down before the next game. Further adds Roy has gone for a scan and his results should be out in the next 48 hours. Stresses everybody in their squad is vital and they do not want any injuries. Hopes that there is nothing serious. Mentions they had a very good day at the office. States the bowlers stuck to their plans and continued building pressure during the middle overs. Credits Root for how he played and says he is an integral part of the team. Admits Archer, like everybody in his bowling unit, is a pleasure to captain. Tells his plans have remained the same, the personnel have changed but the plans have always remained the same. Feels the players who are left out will play a crucial part at some point in time. Ends by saying they want to be in the best possible condition on Tuesday as they can't take the Afghanistan team lightly.

West Indies skipper, Jason Holder, says they did not have enough runs on the board and they lost wickets at crucial stages. States a couple of more partnerships would have been good for them. Further adds they did decently with the bat in Powerplay 1 but lost their way in the middle overs. Admits there were a few careless shots by their batsmen when they needed to dig deep and look to build partnerships. Reckons they were a touch down in pace and they did not get the short ball high enough but overall they did not have a lot to defend. Stresses they have a few days before their next game and they need to get fit for that. Ends by saying the past can't be controlled and they need to look ahead now and play good cricket.

Joe Root showed supreme form with the bat and he was handy with the ball as well. He hunted down two wickets and enjoyed a good day at work. After receiving his MAN OF THE MATCH award, Root says that he is really pleased and happy to be on the winning side. States it was a good toss to win as they got to make first use of a fresh pitch and then they did well to press home the advantage. Mentions it was just nice to get some time out in Powerplay 1 and it was good to find the gaps. Stresses there is not a lot of difference in batting at 3 and opening the innings. Further adds it was great to bat around Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes who played really well. Tells that you have to prepare for everything and then back yourself. Ends by saying he tried a few things with the ball and it's still work in progress. Ends by saying, he is finding different ways to contribute to the side.

For West Indies, their batting didn't put up much fight and they ended with a paltry total on the board. Defending such a total, the Windies would have hoped for some early wickets but that didn't happen as the pair of Joe and Jonny provided England with a rollicking start. Altogether it was a listless effort from them in all the facets of the game and they got thoroughly outplayed.

A thumping win for England! They have steamrolled West Indies by 8 wickets with 101 balls to spare. Injuries to Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan didn't bother them much as Joe Root stepped up to the plate and notched up his second century in this World Cup. First with Jonny Bairstow, he provided the chase with a solid beginning and then along with Chris Woakes, he raised a century stand to shut every door of hope for West Indies.

33.1
4
J Holder to Ben Stokes, FOUR! Stokes finishes the game off with a boundary! Takes full toll of the Free Hit. Holder bowls it very full on leg stump. Stokes whips it past mid on and the ball races away. He walks up to Root and hugs him. All smiles in the England camp as THEY WIN BY 8 WICKETS with 101 balls to spare!

FREE HIT TIME!

33.1
4
J Holder to Ben Stokes, NO BALL AND FOUR! Now it should be the last over of the game. Just the 4 needed now and Stokes has a Free Hit on the next ball to finish the game. Shortish and outside off, Stokes does not hit it right off the middle but gets it past mid off. The fielder does give it a chase but fails to stop the ball. Holder also has overstepped.

Jason Holder to bowl what could be the last over of the game!

32.6
0
O Thomas to Joe Root, On the pads, Root flicks it to the man at mid-wicket. 9 runs needed to seal this game now.
32.5
1
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, Short on middle, Stokes pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.
32.4
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, 100 for Joe Root. His second century in this World Cup! He becomes only the second Englishman to get 2 centuries in the same World Cup after Kevin Pietersen in 2007. This has been a gem of a knock from the Yorkshire man. He gets to 16th ODI hundred with a pull towards fine leg for a single. Joe has played that shot with so much comfort today. He was asked to open the innings due to an injury to Roy and he stepped up to deliver. Has oozed class throughout this innings.
32.3
1
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, Short on the body, Stokes pulls it to fine leg for a single.
32.2
0
O Thomas to Ben Stokes, Outside off on a length, Stokes taps it down to backward point.
32.1
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, Ahh... gets to 99. Has to wait for his century. Good length ball on off, Root pulls it wide of deep square leg but gets only a single.
31.6
0
S Gabriel to Ben Stokes, Back of a length ball outside off, Stokes lets it carry to the keeper.
31.6
0
S Gabriel to Ben Stokes, WIDE! It is down the leg side, Stokes looks to flick but misses. That extra brings up the 200 for England.

Well...well...well... Gabriel pulls out of his run up and looks to be in some pain. Don't know what exactly the issue is. The last thing West Indies want from this game is injury.

Ben Stokes is the new man in.

31.5
0
S Gabriel to C Woakes, OUT! Not that this wicket changes the result of the game but West Indies will take it. Saves them some blushes. Short ball on off, Woakes looks to pull but does not time it well. It flies towards deep square leg. For a moment it looks like it will fall short but substitute, Fabian Allen, comes in front and takes a very good catch by going down low. He does a fist pump looking at the crowd.
31.4
1
S Gabriel to Joe Root, Good length ball on off, Root pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single. Onto 98 now.
31.3
2
S Gabriel to Joe Root, Full outside off, Root drives it square on the off side and gets a couple.
31.3
0
S Gabriel to Joe Root, WIDE! Down the leg side, Root looks to pull but misses. It has been wided.
31.2
2
S Gabriel to Joe Root, Outside off on a length, Root punches it through covers and gets a couple. That brings up the 100-run stand between the two. Also, Root is now 5 runs away from his ton.
31.1
0
S Gabriel to Joe Root, On the pads, Root flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.
30.6
0
O Thomas to C Woakes, Bouncer! It is on the body, Woakes sits under it.
30.5
0
O Thomas to C Woakes, Good length ball on off, Woakes looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
30.5
0
O Thomas to C Woakes, WIDE! Bouncer bounces over the head of Woakes. He looks to pull but misses. Wide signalled.
30.4
0
O Thomas to C Woakes, The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot but finds the fielder.
30.3
0
O Thomas to C Woakes, Outside off on a length, Chris looks to hit it but misses.
30.3
0
O Thomas to C Woakes, WIDE! It is down the leg side, Woakes looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.
30.2
1
O Thomas to Joe Root, On middle and leg, Root flicks it to fine leg and gets a single. Moves to 93 now.
30.1
0
O Thomas to Joe Root, Full on middle and off, Root taps it back to the bowler.

Oshane Thomas to bowl now!

DRINKS! The result is probably a no-brainier at the moment. It is now more about - will Root get to his ton? Will Woakes get to his half ton? Will England win the match by 9 wickets? We'll find out shortly.

29.6
0
S Gabriel to C Woakes, Bouncer to end the over. It is on off, Woakes ducks under it.
29.5
0
S Gabriel to C Woakes, Outside off on a length, Woakes flat-bats it back to the bowler. The ball deflects off Gabriel's hand onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. No casualty as Root was in.
29.4
0
S Gabriel to C Woakes, On a length on off, Woakes gets an inside edge onto his pads.
29.3
0
S Gabriel to C Woakes, Good length ball on off, Woakes looks to defend but the ball nips back in and cuts him into half as it goes to the keeper.
29.2
3
S Gabriel to Joe Root, Full on middle and leg, Root drives it through mid on. Thomas gives it the chase and pulls it back before the ropes. Root goes back for the third.
29.1
1
S Gabriel to C Woakes, On middle and leg, Woakes flicks it to the on side and takes a single. It is followed by a huge cheer from the crowd.

Shannon Gabriel is back into the attack!

28.6
1
C Gayle to C Woakes, Short on middle, Woakes milks it down to long on and gets a single. He will keep the strike. England need 27 runs more to win and Root is just 11 away from his second century of this World Cup.
28.5
1
C Gayle to Joe Root, Shorter on off, Root punches it towards cover for a single.
28.4
1
C Gayle to C Woakes, Flatter on off, Woakes strokes it to long on and gets a run.
28.3
0
C Gayle to C Woakes, Floated on the stumps, CW defends it off the front foot.
28.2
1
C Gayle to Joe Root, Follows it up with a single down to mid-wicket.
28.1
4
C Gayle to Joe Root, FOUR! Sliced away. Gayle bowls it short around off. The form that Root is in he won't miss out on those and he delightfully cuts it through point for a boundary.
27.6
4
C Brathwaite to C Woakes, FOUR! Finally Woakes manages to pull it wide of the boundary protectors on the on side. Back of a length ball on off, Chris pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket for a boundary.