England vs West Indies, World Cup 2019: Top Performances: Joe Root's 100, Mark Wood's 3 wickets and more

England on Friday defeated West Indies by eight takes, leaping up to the second spot in the points table. There were several good performances in the match, here are the top three
Players,ICC Cricket World Cup 2019,Joe Root,Mark WoodEngland defeat West Indies by 8 wickets
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England on Friday continued their dominance by crushing West Indies in a one-sided encounter at the Rose Bowl in the match 19 of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. The hosts displayed strong performances in all the three departments to completely outplay Windies.

 

With two points from this game, England has gone up in the points table. They are now placed at the second spot with six points from four games. Although several players made a mark in today’s match, here are the top performances.

 

Mark Wood and Jofra Archer’s six-wicket haul

After winning the toss in the forecast conditions of Southampton, England started off brilliantly. Seam bowlers struck early, putting Windies on the backfoot. Particularly, it was Jofra Archer and Mark Wood who made the difference. The duo scalped three wickets each to help hosts bundle out West Indies on meager 212 runs. Archer finished with the figures of 9-1-30-3 and Wood finished up with 6.4-0-18-3.

 

Joe Root’s all-round display

Well, everyone had seen Joe Root’s magic with the bat, the flamboyant cricketer displayed a special performance with the ball as well. When after early blows, the Caribbeans had taken the upper hand, Root came in changed the scenario of the match. He first removed set Shimron Hetmyer while similarly, caught and bowled Windies skipper, Jason Holder as well.

 

Later, while chasing the target, England sent Root to open the innings instead of the regular opener, Jason Roy. He responded brilliantly as the right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten hundred, helping England chase down the total with eight wickets in hand and 16.5 overs to spare.

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