Fox Sports Australia – The West Indies all-rounder could only bowl two overs in the World Cup game against England on Friday and had to leave the field before the home team chased down a victory target of 213 with almost 17 overs to spare.

Summary

  • The West Indies all-rounder could only bowl two overs in the World Cup game against England on Friday and had to leave the field before the home team chased down a victory target of 213 with almost 17 overs to spare.
  • The West Indies pace battery that bounced out Pakistan for 105 in an opening win and had defending champion Australia reeling at 38-4 and 79-5 in the second game took a battering from injury-hit England, with Joe Root scoring 100 from 94 balls.
  • West Indies split a series 2-2 in the Caribbean against England earlier in the year to raise expectations and rose in semi-final calculations with the big win over Pakistan and the close loss to five-time champion Australia.
  • The rain continued all week, limited the time for practice, and the weather conditions certainly favoured the home team after England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and sent West Indies into bat on cold, overcast conditions.
  • But otherwise, the West Indies batsmen struggled, the last four wickets fell for 10 runs, as the England bowlers exploited ideal conditions for seam bowling.


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