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ENG213/2(33.1ov)WI212(44.4ov)

England beat West Indies by 8 wickets
PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Joe Root

33.2Holder to Stokes

4
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!

33.1Holder to Stokes

1
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.

32.6Thomas to Root

0
On the pads, Root flicks it to the man at mid-wicket. 9 runs needed to seal this game now.

32.5Thomas to Stokes

1
Short on middle, Stokes pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single.

32.4Thomas to Root

1
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.

32.3Thomas to Stokes

1
Short on the body, Stokes pulls it to fine leg for a single.

32.2Thomas to Stokes

0
Outside off on a length, Stokes taps it down to backward point.

32.1Thomas to Root

1
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.

31.8Gabriel to Stokes

0
Back of a length ball outside off, Stokes lets it carry to the keeper.

31.7Gabriel to Stokes

WD
WIDE! It is down the leg side, Stokes looks to flick but misses. That extra brings up the 200 for England.

31.6Gabriel to Woakes

W
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.

31.5Gabriel to Root

1
Good length ball on off, Root pulls it to deep mid-wicket and gets a single. Onto 98 now.

31.4Gabriel to Root

2
Full outside off, Root drives it square on the off side and gets a couple.

31.3Gabriel to Root

WD
WIDE! Down the leg side, Root looks to pull but misses. It has been wided.

31.2Gabriel to Root

2
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.

31.1Gabriel to Root

0
On the pads, Root flicks it to the man at mid-wicket.

30.8Thomas to Woakes

0
Bouncer! It is on the body, Woakes sits under it.

30.7Thomas to Woakes

0
Good length ball on off, Woakes looks to play it on the off side but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

30.6Thomas to Woakes

WD
WIDE! Bouncer bounces over the head of Woakes. He looks to pull but misses. Wide signalled.

30.5Thomas to Woakes

0
The batsman has punched the ball off the back foot but finds the fielder.

30.4Thomas to Woakes

0
Outside off on a length, Chris looks to hit it but misses.

30.3Thomas to Woakes

WD
WIDE! It is down the leg side, Woakes looks to flick but misses. Wide signalled.

30.2Thomas to Root

1
On middle and leg, Root flicks it to fine leg and gets a single. Moves to 93 now.

30.1Thomas to Root

0
Full on middle and off, Root taps it back to the bowler.

29.6Gabriel to Woakes

0
Bouncer to end the over. It is on off, Woakes ducks under it.

29.5Gabriel to Woakes

0
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.

29.4Gabriel to Woakes

0
On a length on off, Woakes gets an inside edge onto his pads.

29.3Gabriel to Woakes

0
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.

29.2Gabriel to Root

3
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.

29.1Gabriel to Woakes

1
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.

28.6Gayle to Woakes

1
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.

28.5Gayle to Root

1
Shorter on off, Root punches it towards cover for a single.

28.4Gayle to Woakes

1
Flatter on off, Woakes strokes it to long on and gets a run.

28.3Gayle to Woakes

0
Floated on the stumps, CW defends it off the front foot.

28.2Gayle to Root

1
Follows it up with a single down to mid-wicket.

28.1Gayle to Root

4
FOUR! Sliced away. Short around off, Root cuts it through point for a boundary.

27.6Brathwaite to Woakes

4
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.

27.5Brathwaite to Woakes

0
Good length ball on off, Woakes taps it to the man at point.

27.4Brathwaite to Root

1
Outside off on a length, Root strokes it to point and gets a run.

27.3Brathwaite to Woakes

1
Short length ball on off, Woakes plays a good pull shot but there is a man at deep mid-wicket. Just a run.

27.2Brathwaite to Root

1
Full on middle and leg, Root flicks it to the on side and gets a single.

27.1Brathwaite to Root

0
Good length ball on off, Root plays it to the man at short mid-wicket.

26.6Gayle to Woakes

0
Shorter on off, Woakes plays it to the man at short mid-wicket.

26.5Gayle to Root

1
On middle and leg, Root guides it to long on and rotates the strike.

26.4Gayle to Woakes

1
Floated on the pads, Woakes sweeps it again to deep square leg and gets a single this time.