England dominant ahead of first ODI against Windies, Root, Roy centuries ominous

By February 18, 2019
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Centuries from Jason Roy and Joe Root led England to a dominant 171-run win over a University of the West Indies (UWI) Vice Chancellor’s XI at the Cave Hill Campus in Barbados. 

Sent into bat, England scored a big 371-7 from their 50 overs before bowling out the Vice Chancellor’s XI for 200 in 43.5 overs.

England got to their tally thanks to some big hitting from its top order, Jason Roy retiring out after scoring 110 from just 82 deliveries. Jonny Bairstow was a good foil for Roy, scoring 46 from 56 deliveries, while Joe Root was savage, slamming 11 fours and four sixes on his way to 114 from 81 deliveries.

Ben Stokes, 23, Moeen Ali, 24, and Chris WOakes, 22 not out, were the other people to impact the scoresheet against some pretty poor-looking bowling statistics.

Kjorn Ottley ended with 1-55, while Yannick Ottley had 2-64. Obed McCoy ened with figures of 1-69, and Akeem Jordan had 1-76. Chemar Holder went wicketless for 59, as did Ojay Shields, whose six overs cost him 45.

When the Vice Chancellor’s XI replied, only Keron Cottoy, 25, Nicholas Kirton, 37, Amir Jangoo and Kyle Corbin, 35 apiece, put up any resistance against the bowling of Woakes, 2-28, Mark Wood, 2-35, and Adil Rashid, 2-21.

Liam Plunkett would end with 1-48, Stokes, 1-26, and Ali 1-30.

Paul-Andre Walker

Paul-Andre is the Managing Editor at SportsMax.tv. He comes to the role with almost 20 years of experience as journalist. That experience includes all facets of media. He began as a sports Journalist in 2001, quickly moving into radio, where he was an editor before becoming a news editor and then an entertainment editor with one of the biggest media houses in the Caribbean.

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