England have beaten West Indies by eight wickets and 101 balls to spare in their fourth match of 2019 Cricket World Cup.
With this result, England have won three out of their first four matches. They have leapfrogged Australia to climb up to second position on the points table.
During the first Innings: Evin Lewis and Shai Hope were snared early on in the Windies innings. Chris Gayle got off to a good start but was caught behind. Pooran and Shimron Hetmeyer put up a partnership after a flurry of early wickets, before Hetmeyer was caught and bowled by Joe Root. Root struck again soon after, catching Jason Holder off his own bowling. Nicholas Pooran was the top scorer for the West Indies, but their middle and lower order could not hold fort for long. Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Joe Root were the main wreckers for England.
Root, promoted as makeshift opener, and Jonny Bairstow got the England chase off to a flier. Chris Woakes came to bat at No.3 and put up a steady partnership with Root. Eoin Morgan and Jason Roy walked off the field in the first innings with injuries and so a change in the batting order was made necessary.