England and West Indies locked horns today at the Rose Bowl Cricket Ground, Southampton in the 19th ODI of CWC 2019. It was Joe Root, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood who won the game for England. After winning the toss, England elected to bowl first. The West Indies team lost early wickets and had a bad start in the game. Evin Lewis and Shai Hope made way to the pavilion on the score of 2 and 11 runs respectively. Just when we thought that Chris Gayle would score a half-century, he was sent packing by Liam Plunkett on the score of 36 runs. ENG beat WI by 8 wickets.
Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer stitched 89 runs for the side. Pooran also made a 32 run long partnership with Andre Russell. Pooran scored the highest runs for his side making 63 runs. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood snapped three wickets each. In the end, West Indies made 213 runs. The total proved to be a cakewalk for the hosts as they achieved the same in 33.1 overs. CWC 2019 POINTS TABLE.
Joe Root scored a century and remained unbeaten. He took the team to the finishing line along with Ben Stokes. Now, let’s check out a few stats of the match.
# Chris Gayle has so far scored 1628 runs in the World Cup and has become the leading scorer for the men’s team in the World Cup. Gayle has overtaken Viv Richards.
# Mark Wood snapped his 50th ODI wicket.
# Joe Root is the first English cricketer to have scored three World Cup centuries.
Joe Root was made the Man of the Match for his innings. With this, the team moved to number two spot of the ICC Cricket 2019 points table with six points. Whereas, West Indies are now on number six of the table with three points.