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  • 10:07 PM IST

    Eoin Morgan: It is my back. Roy tweaked his hammy as well. I have had a lot of back spasms as well in the past. It will be 24-48 hours before we get to know about Jason. We have had a really good day at the office. The bowlers stuck to plans and they created chances throughout the game. As a whole, we were brilliant. Root has been our glue. He looked phenomenal. He (Archer) is a pleasure to captain. He is not flustered in any situation. I think our plans have remained the same. The personnel have changed and it has been unfortunate to leave a few guys out. We have struggled against Afghanistan in the past and won’t take them lightly.

  • 10:07 PM IST

    Jason Holder: We didn’t have enough runs on the board. We lost wickets at regular intervals. The toss was a bit crucial. We lost the game in the middle overs. Our batters needed to take more ownership. One or two careless shots. We needed to dig in deep and need to correct it. We didn’t get the short balls high enough. Were a bit erratic as well. We are carrying a few niggles in the dressing room and need to get back fit ahead of the Bangladesh game. We need to tighten up in all three departments.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    Joe Root: It is obviously nice to get the ton. It was a very good toss to win for us. It is just nice to get some time in powerplay. There is not a massive in opening and batting at number 3. It is good to have good players like Jonny, Roy, Morgan, Buttler and even Woakesy today with the way he batted. We prepared indoors two days for the short-pitched stuff. It is nice that the hard work paid off. I have been trying differing skills with my bowling, it is still a work in the progress.

  • 9:42 PM IST

    IT’S A WRAP! Stokes seals England’s win with a four. England have registered their third win at the World Cup 2019. They have dominated West Indies in Southampton.

  • 9:40 PM IST

    FOUR! No-ball and Stokes hits one through the covers. England need four to win.

  • 9:37 PM IST

    HUNDRED! Second of the World Cup 2019 for Joe Root. He has done exceedingly well.

  • 9:30 PM IST

    WICKET! Gabriel gets his second wicket as Woakes misses out on a fifty. Short ball and Woakes goes after it. Allen, substitute, takes a fine catch.

  • 9:27 PM IST

    HUNDRED-RUN STAND! The Root-Woakes pair has brought up a 100-run partnership as Root punches one through the off side for two runs. He has moved to 95 and England are closing in on 200.

  • 9:25 PM IST

    Joe Root is moving closer to his hundred, Chris Woakes is 10 runs away from his fifty. England are in total control and inching closer to their third win of the World Cup 2019.

  • 8:59 PM IST

    ENG 160/1 in 25 overs vs WI: Chris Gayle is having some good time with the ball but England are having a way too easy here in the middle.

Match highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, Match 19: Joe Root stars in England’s eight-wicket win over West Indies

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 19 of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and West Indies at The Rose Bowl, Southampton on Friday. England and West Indies will carry their intense rivalry from the Caribbean into the Rose Bowl on Friday with Barbados-born pace sensation Jofra Archer adding spice to the World Cup contest.

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Both teams ended at 2-2 in their high-scoring five-match ODI series in February with one game being a washout. The series, which took place in the Caribbean islands, saw sensational performances from Chris Gayle, who smashed as many 39 sixes and amassed 424 runs in four innings.

The ‘Universe Boss’ will be backing himself for an encore against England whose bowling attack has become more potent with Archer’s addition. He has bowled with fire and venom so far in the competition and his face-off with Gayle is the one to watch out for.

Archer, who has played his junior cricket in the Caribbean and qualified to play for England only in April, is a familiar figure for the West Indies camp and it knows what the 24-year-old is capable of.

“To be honest, we knew Jofra for a long time. He is from Barbados, where we are from. We knew him from the U15s, U17s, U19s so he is not new to us. Yes, he’s bowling quickly, but there’s nothing that we are not accustomed to. We are looking forward to the challenge. So we will see how it goes on Friday,” said West Indies coach Floyd Reifer ahead of the game.

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