West Indies vs England

Jofra Archer bowls to Ben Stokes in the nets as England prepare to face West Indies

Jofra Archer bowls to Ben Stokes in the nets as England prepare to face West Indies

Archer (3-30) picked up his third three-wicket haul of the competition and was on a hat-trick when he removed Pooran and Sheldon Cottrell from successive deliveries, while Mark Wood (3-18) also struck three times.

Root put on 95 with opening partner Jonny Bairstow (45) and 104 with Chris Woakes (40), who was promoted from No 7 to No 3, before guiding his side home alongside Ben Stokes (10no off 6) as England moved second in the table, above Australia on net run rate, with West Indies down in sixth sport with one victory from four fixtures. Roy is England's opening batsman while Morgan, England's captain, usually comes in at No. 4.

It is fortunate they are facing the two weakest teams in the tournament next, too, because the cost for England came with a worrying injury scare over Roy and a lesser one for a captain in Morgan who was in the wars in Southampton for a second time.

Roy's start to the season was delayed by a hamstring strain.

Both men were forced off the pitch during the West Indies innings and will be unable to bat until five wickets have fallen in the England innings.

Roy wasn't allowed to bat any higher than number seven as England chased 213 to win. Gayle went on to set the career record for most runs in ODIs between West Indies and England before he was finally caught on the boundary for 36.

Woakes spilled Russell at deep midwicket off Adil Rashid on three but atoned two overs later in the same spot as the all-rounder attacked Wood - Russell launching two sixes between the drop and the dismissal.

Instead Woakes and Wood, passed fit ahead of his latest left ankle problem and again preferred to Moeen Ali, were superb while Jofra Archer rose to the challenge of facing the West Indies team he left behind five years ago for the first time.

England were not flawless and coach Trevor Bayliss will not be happy with the two dropped catches by Mark Wood and Chris Woakes that could have proved costly if Chris Gayle and Andre Russell had been at their ebullient best.

Andre Russell was on three when he was dropped in the outfield by Chris Woakes. He drove the next ball down the ground for six just for good measure.

Hope was out two balls later, forcing the West Indies to rally around an 89-run fourth-wicket stand between Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer (39).

There was some assistance for the quick bowlers early on as West Indies paceman enjoyed themselves in the washed-out game against South Africa by prizing out a couple of batsmen.

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