Match Over - England won by 8 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
  • Referee: DC Boon
  • When: 14 Jun 2019, 11:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JE Root


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: S Ravi
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 33.1 / 50.0




Overs: 44.4 / 50.0

West Indies

5.25pm That's that from the Rose Bowl, Southampton for the moment. England remind everybody why they are arguably the top team to take the World Cup trophy next month with a thoroughly professional performance. The big thing was how the weather held up, and these teams will hope that continues into next week. Just to remind you that West Indies next play Bangladesh over at Taunton on Monday, while England host Afghanistan at Old Trafford the following day. The action continues with a double-header on ESPNcricinfo tomorrow -- it's Sri Lanka versus Australia at The Oval, while South Africa take on Afghanistan in Cardiff. Join us then for that one. For the moment, it's goodbye from scorers Venkat Raghav, Chandan Duorah, Saurabh Somani on the live report, George Dobell and Jarrod Kimber at the ground, and Andrew Miller and myself on comms. We had fun bringing this to you. Follow the game with ESPNcricinfo

Jason Holder tells Nasser: "I don't think we put enough runs on the board. We needed one or two more partnerships. The toss was very crucial, but we did a pretty decent job in the Powerplay. Our batsmen need to take a bit more ownership in the middle overs. One or two curious shots, and batters got out at crucial stages. it's happened twice in two games, and we really need to look at that. (On short bowling) We probably didn't read the pace of the pitch. Having said that, defending 213 wasn't easy. (Fitness) We've been carrying some niggles in recent weeks, and we need to take care of that. There's no point looking back. We can only control the future."

Eoin Morgan next: "It's the back. It's a bit sore at the moment. Jason Roy has potentially tweaked his hamstring. He's gone for a scan and we have to see it for the next 48 hours. I've had back spasms in the past and we have to see over the next 24-48 hours. Everybody in our squad is vital, and we don't want injuries. I think we had a really good day at the office today. The way the bowlers stuck to plans on that surface was outstanding. Continued to create chances through the middle overs. Joe (Root) has had an absolute day out. He's the glue that keeps the team together. (Joffra Archer) He is a pleasure to captain. He loves the challenge and to overcome it. Our plans have remained the same throughout, even though the personnel have changed. The guys are executing the plans better, and you need players that can play a part through the tournament. (On Afghanistan) They're a side we've actually struggled against in the past. We have to put in our research."

Joe Root is the Player of the Match. Tells Nasser Hussain: "It was a really good toss to have won today, and it was good to take the opportunity and use the conditions. Rest of the guys helped build big partnerships. (On opening) It's just nice to get some time in the park. Tried to hit the gaps, and it's not much difference between opening and lower down. The way Woakes also came in and batted was very good. We spent two days in the indoor nets and (played) plenty of short stuff there. You need to have the method and you need to back yourself to do it. We pride ourselves in having our basics covered. (On bowling) I've just been trying a few things. When you don't have the skills some of the other guys have, you try out a few things. (On the Botham celebration) Still a work in progress. Tried it a couple of days ago."

bernard fraser: "This WI team has no game plan...I am not a betting man but if I was I would bet that this WI side will not win any of their remaining games even against Afghanistan who by the way have the upper hand against them in recent times"

Amogh K: "Maybe I am a little late to send in my comment, but what happened to John Campbell, the opening batsman who was involved in a record-opening partnership with Hope? I don't see him in the squad, why?" --- Two words - Universe Boss

ken: "What, no rain? BTW do the spectators get full refunds is play is washed out completely?" --- Indeed they do, it's a full refund for anything less than 15 overs. It's still 50 percent if 15.1 overs are bowled

Edward Dixon: "Centuries and wickets - what about Paul Collingwood in 2005 or are you only counting WC matches?" --- Correct, this is World Cup matches only

5.14pm The injuries to Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan forced the rejig of the batting order, and boy did Joe Root make the most of that! A crunching hundred to lead the chase, which was set up thanks to some great work by the England bowlers. They won the toss, and they bowled well with the new ball and set the tone for this dominating performance. West Indies will have to return to the drawing board. Do they have a Plan B when the short ball doesn't work?

33.1JO Holder to BA Stokes, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, fuller ball, and he has whipped this through midwicket to seal the win. Root and Stokes give each other a hug, as they should. This has been an overall professional performance from the hosts, and that has certainly lifted the gloom from all the washouts over the last week or so at this World Cup!.
33.1JO Holder to BA Stokes, NO BALL, BOUNDARY, 5 runs, short, and he forces this off the front foot, past mid off. Pretty amazing shot, when you consider where he placed this one!.
End of over 33. 4 runs this over. 204/2 after 198 balls.
JE Root 100 (94b 11x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 6-0-43-0
BA Stokes 2 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 6 runs this over. 199/2 after 191 balls.
CR Woakes 40 (54b 4x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 7-0-48-2
JE Root 98 (91b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Varun: "Aggression is temporary..class is you root " --- Hmmm, whom could that be a reference to?

Applause rings out for the 100-run partnership

End of over 31. 3 runs this over. 193/1 after 184 balls.
CR Woakes 40 (51b 4x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 4-0-39-0
JE Root 93 (87b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Philip M McCart: "Re: "By and large, players don't consider personal landmarks as important as team wins, though" ... two words Boycott and Geoff ... I know, "By and Large"" --- The man. The institution

End of over 30. 4 runs this over. 190/1 after 180 balls.
CR Woakes 40 (49b 4x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 6-0-42-1
JE Root 92 (85b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Right, that is drinks. Here's Debayan to finish off the formalities

Pandey: "So, what's the win % for England now??" Forecaster says 99.9%... which means there's a chance ...

Jerry G: "Am I the only one that sees Andrew Symonds in Gayle when he was bowling in the last over - just like Symonds a cool calm character with that cool style of long hair a cap and sunglasses" Now you mention it, there is a certain economy in his action! Not sure he'll often be tempted into seam-up though ...

End of over 29. 8 runs this over. 186/1 after 174 balls.
CR Woakes 39 (44b 4x4 0x6 ) CH Gayle 5-0-22-0
JE Root 89 (84b 11x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 28. 7 runs this over. 178/1 after 168 balls.
CR Woakes 37 (41b 4x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 5-0-35-0
JE Root 83 (81b 10x4 0x6 ) more

Hasan: "Root now the leading run-scorer in this WC. Who would have thought that? Speaking of chaos theory, how about some order? West Indies rocked Pakistan, Pakistan pauper(ed) England, and England scissored West Indies."

No matter whether Root gets to a hundred or not, this is already the most tons England have made in any World Cup!

End of over 27. 5 runs this over. 171/1 after 162 balls.
CR Woakes 32 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) CH Gayle 4-0-14-0
JE Root 81 (78b 10x4 0x6 ) more

It's ... steady, and thoroughly unspectacular out there right now. And England still winning at a canter

Davo: "Gayle looking far more impressive than our "spinner" Nurse. " He often does. From the Jadeja school of doing an awful lot with not a lot

End of over 26. 6 runs this over. 166/1 after 156 balls.
CR Woakes 29 (35b 3x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 4-0-28-0
JE Root 79 (75b 10x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 4 runs this over. 159/1 after 149 balls.
JE Root 78 (74b 10x4 0x6 ) CH Gayle 3-0-8-0
CR Woakes 23 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 24. 4 runs this over. 154/1 after 143 balls.
JE Root 75 (71b 10x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 3-0-21-0
CR Woakes 22 (26b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Arghya: "Chris Woakes at 3! Why? What would have been his usual batting position had Roy and Morgan batted at their regular positions? Not sure if my questions will be answered or not as Cricinfo stopped publishing my comments." Congrats Arghya, you've clearly asked something relevant at last. He was due to come in at 7. As for the why, well, you answered that yourself!

Philip M McCart: "They won't send the tail in early for practice ... 1/ Why risk injuries? 2/ the batsmen need the practice more ... that's why they're ... batsmen, and 3/ If ain't broke blah blah blah ..." Well, they are broke, or two of them at least!

Vinayak: "Oh, you jinxed the jinx. So it might happen .. or did I just jinx the jinx of the jinx .. (If you publish this that is)" Whatever. I am a firm believer in chaos theory, which means I have no idea anymore

End of over 23. 3 runs this over. 149/1 after 137 balls.
JE Root 74 (69b 10x4 0x6 ) CH Gayle 2-0-4-0
CR Woakes 20 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 146/1 after 132 balls.
JE Root 73 (66b 10x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 2-0-17-0
CR Woakes 19 (20b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Priyo Bhuiyan: "Andrew, do you agree with me that England should send Archer at no.4,Rashid at no.5 and Wood at no.6 just to experiment." Sure. Go for it! The tail will doubtless be needed at some stage this tournament ...

If Joe Root makes a century he will have the most centuries for England in World cups. 3. Unfortunately this information has been passed to me by our uber-jinxer, Gaurav Sundararaman, which means it will never happen

End of over 21. 1 runs this over. 139/1 after 126 balls.
JE Root 68 (62b 9x4 0x6 ) CH Gayle 1-0-1-0
CR Woakes 17 (18b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Steven Dannatt : "Anyone remember the days when Roots place in this one day team was actually being questioned? Class always wins out no matter what the circumstances. " I do, and I don't. No-one with any sense thought his place was in doubt!

End of over 20. 13 runs this over. 138/1 after 120 balls.
JE Root 68 (59b 9x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 4-0-36-0
CR Woakes 16 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Varunkvk: "Now that 20 overs are completed. It is safe to say that RAIN has successfully lost today. Hope RAIN loses again on Sunday - Blockbuster match of the tournament." Yeah Cloud Talk Nah!

Manu Ajmani: "Time to grab my 3D glasses while Woakes in batting" I see what you've done there. Ray(udu)-bans?

End of over 19. 10 runs this over. 125/1 after 114 balls.
JE Root 60 (56b 8x4 0x6 ) CR Brathwaite 1-0-10-0
CR Woakes 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Jansher: "England is clever, keeping the precious non-rain weather days to itself. " Cunning isn't it? Now that's home advantage!

Jay: "According to one of the articles linked from the sidebar to the Cricinfo commentary for this match, "Jason Roy, Eoin Morgan injuries throw England's batting plans into disarray". That's not aged well, has it?" Well, in the long term, it's not ideal!

Quick poll. Chris Woakes at No.3 is… Vote here.

End of over 18. 3 runs this over. 115/1 after 108 balls.
JE Root 50 (50b 6x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 5-0-22-0
CR Woakes 11 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Rivlud: "I think Chris Woakes is a perfect Number 3 in all formats, I don't see why England didn't think of this sooner, ingenius and creative!" I've been advocating it for a while in Tests, but his knees haven't been up to the day job recently ...

Todd: "Loving Woakes at 3! #ProperCricketer How happy does George Dobell look right now?" He is a dog with two tails. Read all about this overdue promotion on the #LiveReport shortly ...

Rachit Agrawal: "WI seems to have given up already. Else how do you explain Cottrell and Thomas bowling only 3 over spells and Gabriel bowling his fifth..?" Rotating their options I guess. No point in bowling the quicks into the ground. A five-over spell against Australia appears to have wrecked Russell, after all ...

End of over 17. 9 runs this over. 112/1 after 102 balls.
CR Woakes 10 (9b 2x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 5-0-38-1
JE Root 48 (47b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Callum Storey: "Matthew Hoggard. God I miss those luscious blonde locks hooping the ball into Matthew Haydens front pad" He was never the same when he shaved them all off ...

End of over 16. 3 runs this over. 103/1 after 96 balls.
CR Woakes 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 4-0-19-0
JE Root 43 (44b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Surjit: "Just for the sweep shots against India, Mike Gatting is my favorite English cricketer... " Ah yes, all too easily forgotten amid the reverse-sweep against Australia ...

Paul : "I obviously missed something. What is the Roy story?" Hamstring "tightness" ... it's a worry

End of over 15. 7 runs this over. 95/1 after 89 balls.
CR Woakes 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 4-0-24-1
JE Root 42 (42b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Incidentally, England have scored more runs in twos and threes in 14 overs (24) than West Indies managed in their entire innings (22). It's not where this game has been won and lost, but it is indicative

That's also drinks. Time for some Andrew Miller. Why don't I set off a chat about favourite English cricketers? My favourite is a toss-up between Ian Botham and Paul Jarvis #YouRemember

End of over 14. 3 runs this over. 86/0 after 83 balls.
JM Bairstow 39 (42b 6x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 3-0-14-0
JE Root 40 (41b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 83/0 after 78 balls.
JE Root 39 (38b 5x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 3-0-17-0
JM Bairstow 38 (40b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Andrew Miller had suggested that the running between the wickets would prove to be decisive. England winning easy on that count at the moment!

End of over 12. 11 runs this over. 80/0 after 72 balls.
JM Bairstow 37 (36b 6x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-0-11-0
JE Root 37 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 69/0 after 65 balls.
JE Root 37 (34b 5x4 0x6 ) AD Russell 2-0-14-0
JM Bairstow 27 (31b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 1 runs this over. 62/0 after 60 balls.
JE Root 36 (33b 5x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-0-1-0
JM Bairstow 22 (27b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 9. 6 runs this over. 59/0 after 53 balls.
JE Root 36 (32b 5x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 2-0-12-0
JM Bairstow 20 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Matt: "Favourite WI player has to be Lara, will never forget when he got his 400 against England, this was a couple of days after my Grandad said he was "passed it" we still joked about this with him right up until he passed away in 2014!"

End of over 8. 7 runs this over. 53/0 after 48 balls.
JM Bairstow 20 (21b 3x4 0x6 ) AD Russell 1-0-7-0
JE Root 31 (27b 4x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 5 runs this over. 45/0 after 41 balls.
JE Root 23 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) ST Gabriel 1-0-5-0
JM Bairstow 20 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 10 runs this over. 40/0 after 36 balls.
JE Root 19 (19b 3x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 3-0-23-0
JM Bairstow 20 (17b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 6 runs this over. 30/0 after 30 balls.
JE Root 14 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) SS Cottrell 3-0-17-0
JM Bairstow 15 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 24/0 after 24 balls.
JM Bairstow 15 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 2-0-13-0
JE Root 8 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Isaac Marshall: "While Brathwaite is really a second choice Andre Russell, let's not go too far in relegating him out the b team even. Does that mean Rovman Powell is in the f team?"

End of over 3. 8 runs this over. 17/0 after 17 balls.
JM Bairstow 15 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) SS Cottrell 2-0-11-0
JE Root 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 9/0 after 12 balls.
JM Bairstow 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) O Thomas 1-0-6-0
JE Root 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Rakesh: "@ Pratyush' Pollard, Bravo, Naraine NOT being in the WI ODI squad still speaks loudly & clearly what STILL ails WI cricket despite papering over the cracks. Pollard/Bravo vs Brathwaite is NO COMPARISION at all. The exploits and match winning abilities of Poll/Bravo are beyond doubt and both have delivered big time all over the world on the big stage time & again while Naraine is a class spinner & very handy bat"

Operating with just one slip. Short seems to be the way to go for the West Indies new ball bowlers

End of over 1. 3 runs this over. 3/0 after 6 balls.
JE Root 0 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) SS Cottrell 1-0-3-0
JM Bairstow 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

""Correct me if I am wrong that Thomas has played 13 innings and has yet to score a single run": no quite. he has played 13 ODIs put has only made it to the crease 5 times. 5 innings without scoring at the start of an ODI career is a record." corrects Robbo

JM BairstowC CR Brathwaite B ST Gabriel4572467097.83
JE Rootnot out 10016494110106.38
CR WoakesC B ST Gabriel4078544074.07
BA Stokesnot out 1012620166.67
JJ Roy -
EJG Morgan -
JC Buttler -
LE Plunkett -
JC Archer -
AU Rashid -
MA Wood -
Total 213/2
SS Cottrell3.001705.67
O Thomas6.004307.17
ST Gabriel7.004927
AD Russell2.001407
JO Holder5.103106
CR Brathwaite5.003507
CH Gayle5.002204.4