World Cup 2019: Joe Root’s all-round performance helps England extend their dominant run against the West Indies team at World Cups.
ENGLAND VS WEST INDIES SCORECARD:
England: 213.2 in 33.1 overs | Winner
Joe Root: 100(94) | Jonny Bairstow: 45(46) | Shannon Gabriel: 2-49
West Indies: 212-10 in 44.4 overs
Nicholas Pooran: 63(78) | Mark Wood: 3-18 | Jofra Archer: 3-30
Player of the Match: Joe Root
Joe Root smashed a brilliant century and took 2 important wickets as England comprehensively defeated West Indies by 8 wickets at World Cup 2019.
The team filled with superstars, West Indies have had yet another bad performance with the bat.
The more we look at them bat, the more we get the feeling that they are better-off playing only the T20s.
The lack of big partnerships, the inability of players to play longer innings, and the fact that their act of dominating the bowling is the cause of their destruction. That’s how you would explain the batting woes of the West Indies team.
Batting first, Chris Gayle scored a decent 36, but ultimately perished on an attempted pull, while Shai Hope gave a horror performance in his 11(30).
Andre Russell, on the other hand, has had ‘I am the best’ mindset, and that has actually been his biggest weakness in this World Cup. He scored 21(16), but got out to a reckless shot.
Shimron Hetmyer’s 39(46) and Nicholas Pooran’s 67(78) did revive West Indies slightly, but they were ultimately bundled out on 212-10 in 44.4 overs. Meanwhile, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood took 3 wickets each for England.
Chasing 213, England needed a fantastic start as it was highly unlikely they would have seen Jason Roy or Eoin Moran bat, after their injury on the field.
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, and Chris Woakes did exactly the same as England outclassed West Indies completely in the chase.
Joe Root scored a brilliant century, while Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes played handy knocks as England chased the target of 213 in 33.1 overs with 8 wickets in hand.
For West Indies, only Shannon Gabriel could take wickets as all the other bowlers went wicket less.
WHAT WENT WRONG FOR WI?
- Lack of big partnerships while batting.
- West Indies players’ inability to play longer innings.
- Inability to put pressure on the England team’s batsmen.
- Lack of a quality wicket taker in the middle overs.
- Chris Gayle’s mistimed pull in the 13th over.
- Andre Russel playing a horrible shot when more than 14 overs were left in the match.
- England’s successful review against Nicholas Pooran.
- Joe Root scoring his second century of the World Cup.
Match 20: AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA
Date: June 15, 2019
Time: 3 pm IST
After 2 washout matches, Sri Lanka would be running-in into the aggressive Australian team. Can they manufacture a win against them?
Match 21: SOUTH AFRICA VS AFGHANISTAN
Date: June 15, 2019
Time: 6 pm IST
South Africa is desperate need of a revival as they face the underdogs Afghanistan side.
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