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West Indies v England, Second ODI Review

West Indies v England, Second ODI Review

West Indies v England, Second ODI Review

England clinch the series against the West Indies, after battling through a mid-innings to scare to get over the finish line with two overs to spare.

England, who needed only a win to clinch the three-game series, were dragged into a battle of survival after a mid-innings collapse which saw the Three Lions go from 108-2 to 124-6.

Chasing a score of 226 to win, with the West Indies all out in just 27.5 overs, the games was England’s to lose. However a disappointing start from Sam Billings (0) saw England lose their first wicket in the second ball of their innings – but the introduction of new England Test Captain Joe Root steadied the visitors composure to help them edge closer to their target.

By the time England lost another two wickets, Roy (52) and Morgan (7), it was turning into a matter of when the visitors would come away with the victory, not if. But the West Indies spin attack gave England much to think about as Ashley Nurse and Devendra Bishoo went on the counter-attack in the middle stages of the visitors innings. England were clearly rattled by the onslaught of spin to leave them on 124-6 with half of their innings still to play.

But it was a superb combined batting display from Joe Root (90) and Chris Woakes (68) that helped seal the victory for the visitors were reached their target of 226 with two overs and four wickets to spare.

Joe Root and Chris Woakes to the rescue

After England’s mid-innings scare during the second ODI, it was the combined brilliance of Joe Root and Chris Woakes which helped England regain their composure and complete the series win as they combined for a 102 partnership.

For England’s new Test Captain Joe Root, it was his 20th ODI fifty – a superb achievement for any England batsman.

Although the seventh wicket partnership was not without its nail biting moment, with Chris Woakes twice dropped on 42 and 58.

England will look to complete a series whitewash when they face the West Indies again on Thursday a the Kensington Oval.

GALLERY: West Indies v England, Second ODI

West Indies v England ODI coin toss.jpg
Jason Holder for the West Indies plays a shpot against England.jpg
Adil Rashid takes a catch during the second ODI.jpg
Shannon Gabriel is run out during the second ODI in Antigua.jpg
Kriagg Brathwaite in action for the West Indies against England.jpg
Moeen Ali and Jos Buttler celebrate a wicket in the West Indies v England ODI.jpg
The England cricket team celebrate dismissing Shai Hope against the West Indies.jpg
Shannon Gabriel of the West Indies celebrates a wicket in the ODI against England in Antigua.jpg
England Test Captain Joe Root.jpg
Joe Root in action for England agains the West Indies.jpg
Devendra Bishoo celebrate a wicket against England in the ODI.jpg
Joe Root in action for England.jpg
West Indies bowler Ashley Nurse in action.jpg
Carlos Brathwaite drops a catch against England in the second ODI.jpg
Joe Root and Chris Woakes celebrate the victory against the West Indies.jpg
England test captain Joe Root and Ben Stokes celebrate the series win against the West Indies.jpg

 

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