England to assess Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy

Monday, 17 Jun, 2019

Woakes spilled Russell at deep midwicket off Adil Rashid on three but atoned two overs later in the same spot as the all-rounder attacked Wood - Russell launching two sixes between the drop and the dismissal.

"Batting with Nicholas is very comfortable for me because we played in the under-19s together and then in the CPL we played together too, so I have got to know him a little better at the crease", Hetmyer said.

The Windies skipper also said that the team needs to make improvement in all the three departments of the game if they have to beat Bangladesh in the next encounter on Monday.

Previously, the Windies acquited themselves well despite suffering a close 15-run defeat against Australia before which they had comfortably overcome Pakistan in their tournament opener.

While the weather report was OK, the news wasn't entirely good for England. "I've had back spasms before".

Morgan suffered a back spasm and Roy had tightness in his left hamstring.

"Hopefully, we don't present serious injuries", Morgan said. Both players will be treated and reassessed within 48 hours.

"I thought losing the toss and being asked to bat in what was probably bowler-friendly conditions [was a setback]", West Indies Captain Jason Holder said while providing analysis during yesterday's post-game press conference.

Root and Pietersen are the only players to score a century in a successful World Cup chase for England. Root, in his maiden ODI innings as an opener, scored an unbeaten 100 while Jonny Bairstow and Woakes scored 45 and 40 respectively to help England chase down with 101 balls to spare.

Opener Chris Gayle, dropped early by Wood in the deep, briefly threatened, hitting Woakes for 10 in two balls, but was caught by Bairstow on the square-leg boundary for 36 off the bowling of Liam Plunkett.

He also had Chris Gayle dropped by Mark Wood at third man when the unsafe Windies opener was on 15.

Root reached three figures off 93 balls with 11 fours and is now the tournament´s top-scorer - with a total of 279 runs in four innings. Pooran and Shimron Hetmeyer put up a partnership after a flurry of early wickets, before Hetmeyer was caught and bowled by Joe Root. He picked up his first wicket on a referral to the TV umpire when Pooran got a slight edge off his glove to England wicketkeeper Jos Buttler.

Archer found himself on a hat-trick when he got Pooran to glove a lifter behind in the 40th over before trapping Sheldon Cottrell lbw next ball but Oshane Thomas blocked the crucial delivery. We lost wickets at regular intervals and there were a few careless shots as well.