22
Friday
November 2019
12:16 AM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Sports News
ENG Pacers, Root set up England''s overwhelming eight-wicket win over West Indies
 
Southampton: Joe Root hit his second century of the tournament after England pace battery tormented the West Indies batsmen to set up a thumping eight-wicket win in their World Cup match here Friday. West Indies got a taste of their own medicine -- they had troubled the Pakistanis with bouncers in their only win thus far -- as the England pace battery unleashed fiery spells to bundle them out for 212 in 44.4 overs. England overhauled the target with remarkable ease, completing the win in 33.1 overs as Root remained unbeaten on 100, which came off 94 balls. In his 16th ODI hundred, Root found the boundary rope 11 times.

West Indies owed their total to Nicholas Pooran (63), who chose the biggest stage to strike his maiden ODI fifty, and Shimron Hetmyer''s (39) sensible batting on a pitch which had no demons. They added 89 runs for the fourth wicket but West Indies'' big guns failed to fire. Extravagance, when the situation demanded patience, resulted in Chris Gayle (36) and Andre Russell (21) throwing their wickets away. The T20 style batting in the longer format cost their side dear. Young pacer Archer (3/30) had the West Indies batsmen dancing on the pitch, troubling them with the steep bounce. Archer, Mark Wood (3/18), Chris Woakes (1/16) and Liam Plunkket (1/30) delivered the goods for the home favourites after home skipper Eoin Morgan opted to field. For defending 212, West Indies needed early wickets but openers Root and Jonny Bairstow (45) punctured all their hopes with a commanding 91-run stand.

It seemed the two batsmen were competing to hit most the elegant shots one can hit. Their cover and straight drives were like unrestrained stream of a river. Left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell did ask a few tough questions to the English duo but Root and Bairstow were up for the task. Bairstow departed when his square cut off Shannon Gabriel landed straight into the big hands of Carlos Brathwaite. Root and Woakes (40), promoted to number three, then added 104 runs for the second wicket to push the side to the doorstep of a comfortable win. The result catapulted England (6) to the second spot in the table behind New Zealand (7). Earlier, the ball was hurrying on to the batsmen and whether it was a Shai Hope (11) or the big-hitting Gayle, the Caribbeans found the going tough as timing the ball was a challenge. They had already lost Evin Lewis (0), bowled by Woakes off a yorker.

Gayle, out of frustration, pulled one from Woakes, just managed an edge but escaped as Wood grassed a sitter. The marauding batter did hit a few big shots, including a massive straight six off Woakes, but did not last long, edging one straight to Jonny Bairstow off Plunkett. Hope''s torturous stay was ended by Wood when he had him trapped after reviewing the umpire''s not out decision. Pooran and Hetmyer then chose restrain over flamboyance, steading the innings. The duo did all the hard work, working the ball around to keep the scoreboard going in their partnership, which got broken when Joe Root had Hetmyer caught off his own bowling. The part-time off-spinner struck in his next over too, dismissing the rival captain Jason Holder (9) in similar fashion. In came Russell and the ball was soon flying into the stands. He twice dispatched leg-spinner Adil Rashid into the crowd after being dropped but was dismissed, attempting another big shot off Wood.


Germany crush Northern Ireland 6-1 in Euro 2020 qualifiers
Bring Ashwin back in limited overs cricket: Harbhajan
FIFA WC qualifiers: India lose 0-1 to Oman
Vijender to take on former Commonwealth champion in Dubai showdown
Ronaldo admits he is not '100 percent'
Murray will do 'great job' at Davis Cup, says British captain
My focus is on scoring runs, rest depend on selectors: Shaw on India comeback
Attacking game in Tests strengthens Mayank's case for WI limited overs series
Bajwa, Mairaj to headline National Shotgun Shooting Championship
We now have dream combination of fast bowlers: Kohli
Dhoni starts training but not available for West Indies series
Letting go fear of failure made me hungrier: Mayank
Sindhu, P Kashyap crash out of Hong Kong Open
Rahane likely to move to Capitals from Royals
Interesting to see how old pink ball behaves with dew around: Kohli
Saina, Sameer bow out of Hong Kong Open
Mountaineer Deeya gearing up for Denali challenge once again
Rahane's pink ball lessons: Does more than red ball, need to play late
Ghosal enters pre-quarterfinals of PSA World Championship
Delhi thrash Nagaland by 8 wickets in Mushtaq Ali Trophy
KERALA NEWS
Opposition leader visits injured MLA at Medical College Hospital in Kerala
 Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader in Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala called on Congress MLA S  
Sabarimala temple opens for 2-month long pilgrimage season
Kerala: Mixed response to SC Sabarimala verdict
Orange alert in 4 districts in Kerala
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Lankan Prez names elder brother Mahinda as PM after Wickremesinghe resigns
 Colombo: Sri Lankan President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday named his elder brother and former st
Nawaz Sharif meets medical experts for check-up in London
Ailing former Pak PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for London for treatment
Swedish prosecutor drops Assange rape probe
NATIONAL NEWS
Normalcy has been restored in J&K: Shah
 New Delhi: Asserting that the normalcy has been restored in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Amit Sh
Cabinet approves strategic disinvestment of CPSEs
T''gana techie among 2 Indians arrested in Pak; missing since 2017, says family
Rajini, Haasan hint at joining hands for TN''s welfare
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2019 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.