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21-Feb-2019 05:04:00 GMT
WI v Eng - 1st ODI, Barbados

Roy and Root ease England to domination win

Bridgetown: Jason Roy and Joe Root both struck hundreds of years as England finished a record run pursue to win the first day worldwide against West Indies in Barbados.

Set 361 to win after Chris Gayle's 24th ODI hundred had helped West Indies to 360-8 from their 50 overs, Roy and Root featured in Bridgetown.

Gayle had excited a pressed Kensington Oval as he denoted his arrival to ODIs in style, yet his 135 off 129 balls was eventually futile.

After Roy's radiant thump at the highest point of the request, Root (102) guided the voyagers to a six-wicket triumph with eight balls to save - turning into the quickest Englishman to 5,000 ODI keeps running all the while.

The triumph denoted England's greatest effective run pursue in ODIs, obscuring the 350 they oversaw against New Zealand in June 2015.

In his first ODI since July, Gayle made a lazy begin and had only nine keeps running off 32 balls when he was dropped by Roy.

That demonstrated expensive as the showy opener made England pay with a thrilling presentation of hitting.

Supported by fine thumps from Shai Hope (64) and Shimron Hetmyer (20), Gayle pushed the Windies towards an immense aggregate as he cleared the rope on 12 events.

Those maximums helped the hosts set a record of 23 of every a solitary innings, while additionally giving Gayle the most individual sixes in universal cricket - moving past Shahid Afridi.

In spite of his moderate begin, Gayle achieved three figures off 100 balls and kept on pummeling England's bowling until he was expelled by a slower ball from Ben Stokes.

Brief scores:
England 364 for 4 (Roy 123, Root 102, Morgan 65) beat West Indies 360 for 8 (Gayle 135, Hope 64, Stokes 3-37, Rashid 3-74) by six wickets

Darren Bravo (40) and Ashley Nurse (25 not out) drove the Windies up to 360-8, the last hitting a six off the last bundle of the innings to obscure New Zealand's imprint for most maximums in an innings.

An objective of 361 could have been overwhelming for England however they indicated why they are the main side on the planet and Cricket World Cup top picks with an effective run pursue.

Roy and Jonny Bairstow gave them a strong establishment with an opening organization of 91, preceding the previous led the pack in a 114-run remain with Root.

Like Gayle before him, Roy pierced the field with unerring consistency, finding the limit on 15 events and clearing it a further three.

While Root moored one end, Roy motored to his seventh hundred, raised off only 65 balls as England easily took care of their test.

They were helped by some messy handling from the Windies with Oshane Thomas, Bravo and Nurse every dropping gets that enabled England to gather speed.

Indeed, even after Roy's takeoff for 123, the voyagers kept on keeping the scoreboard ticking over as Root and chief Eoin Morgan disappointed the Windies with a 116-run association.

Morgan out for 65 however Root proceeded to achieve three figures to give his side a 1-0 lead in the five-coordinate arrangement.


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