Well, that's the game then! Stokes with back-to-back boundaries and this is a convincing win for England. They have outplayed West Indies in all departments here and comfortably won this one by eight wickets. They now move up to third position in the points table and are looking on course for a semi-final spot atleast.
100! Joe Root completes a ton. Fine innings, opening the batting and taking the control of the chase here. His second ton of the tournament and he is looking in some form! He's looking in sublime form here and certainly a warning for all the other teams.
WICKET! Well, it won't be Woakes! He departs as Fabian Allen takes a sharp catch. Again, short from Gabriel and Woakes looks to go for the pull. Allen though stationed at deep square leg makes good ground to come ahead and take a smart catch. Woakes departs for 40 and England are now 199/2
100 partnership is up here between Joe Root and Chris Woakes, so the promotion for Woakes certainly doing wonders for England here. They are currently 195/1 after 31.2 overs. Interestingly, Woakes is nearing a half-century while Root is moving close to a ton!
Shannon Gabriel now concedes 4 runs in the over, England unfortunately seem to have slowed down as they have come closer to the target here. They are currently 190/1 after 30 overs
Chris Gayle now concedes 8 runs in the over, runs just seem to keep flowing here for England. They will be hoping to finish this game in the next two-three overs and give their run rate a massive boost! England are 186/1 after 29 overs
West indies just seem intent on bowling short balls here which England are putting away with so much ease, Woakes also getting the odd couple of boundaries now. Just 35 more needed from final 22 overs.
Loud appeal against Woakes here, Gayle - who is interestingly bowling with a cap on here - gets one to turn a bit and it strikes the England all-rounder on the pads here. Impact though seemed to be outside the stumps, Windies go for a review and the impact is indeed outside the stumps. Halfway stage into the innings and England are 160/1 after 25 overs.
Chris Gayle has come into the attack here, some laughter from the crowd as the universe boss is seen doing his antics here! Root also having a laugh.Meanwhile, England have reached 150 and they are now 150/1 after 23 overs
Joe Root batting in god mode at the moment, pulling with absolute class and relative ease. You could watch him bat all day long if he keeps going like this, but it won't be too long, because England only need 75 more runs to win here.
Again, two boundaries in the over here for Root. Gabriel meanwhile has gone off the field, West Indies just going through the motions at the moment it seems. The game is already over! England are 125/1 after 19 overs here
50! Joe Root completes a fine half-century here, run a ball innings from the England Test skipper. His 32nd ODI fifty 7th fifty+ score vs WI in 15 innings. 9th player to score a fifty against WI in World Cup. Root also becomes the 4th Englishman to score a fifty, take 2 wickets and 2 catches in the same match in ODI
Shannon Gabriel now concedes a couple of boundaries in the over, none of the quicker bowlers have really supported the captain here. All of them have leaked runs regularly here. Nine runs from the over and England are 112/1 after 17 overs
This is interesting to say the least, England have sent in Chris Woakes at number 3 here. Rather interesting move considering the circumstances England find themselves. Not sure if they need a pinch hitter at his stage!
WICKET! Finally a breakthrough for England, Bairstow comes inside the line of the ball to hit it towards fine leg but doesn't find the distance he'd like there. Holes out to Braithwaite who takes an easy catch. England are 95/1, Bairstow departs for 45 off 46 balls.
Holder now concedes 5 runs in the 14th over, England not even breaking a sweat as they say at this moment. They are now happy to deal in singles and doubles, since the powerplay is over. England are 88/0 after 14 overs
England have a win prediction rate off 99% and West Indies down at 1%. Just sums up the way match has been going so far. West Indies body language also seems to have dropped here. England are currently 83/0 after 13 overs
Bairstow picks two boundaries in the over there, the rub of the green also going England's way at the moment. One of the shots didn't see Bairstow in complete control but yet the ball was put away with great ease! England are 80/0 after 12 overs.
Russell is on fire here! Strikes Bairstow right on the helmet there. But he is down himself as he seems to have injured his knee but he is up quickly. Bairstow has a look at his helmet and luckily no damage done. England are now 69/0 after 11 overs
Jason Holder comes into the attack here,and certainly asking some questions straight away. Almost gets a wicket on the last ball here but inside edge saves Bairstow. England cruising along at this stage, they are 62/0 after 10 overs
A couple of wides in the over there, West Indies bowlers seem to be losing their way a bit here. Important for them to build some sort of pressure or they might well be in for a hammering here. England are 61/0 after 9 overs
50 partnership is up here between Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow. From just 7.1 overs so this is an aggressive start from England. Looks like they are in the mood to send across a message here. Glorious boundary as well to bring up the milestone.
Shannon Gabriel comes into the attack here, as finally Jason Holder finally brings in a change in the attack. Fiery short ball rattles Joe Root's helmet here. Six runs in the over here and England are 46/0 after 7 overs
Root now dispatches one through the covers for a boundary, the other opener getting into action here. Both the bowlers not really challenging the batsmen here. Its relatively easy stuff for hosts at the moment. England are 30/0 after 5 overs here
Short ball from Thomas and dispatched with absolute class from Bairstow. He pulls with relative ease, that was a short of a man in form! England really cruising along at this stage and West Indies might want to revisit their short ball strategy here. England are 24/0 after 4 overs
Half volley from Cottrell and Bairstow hits it away for a boundary. England have started really well and seem to be in complete control at the moment. Runs are coming easily and West Indies can do with a wicket or two at this stage! England are 17/0 after 3 overs.
England vs West Indies Live Score, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match in Southampton Latest Updates: Well, that’s the game then! Stokes with back-to-back boundaries and this is a convincing win for England. They have outplayed West Indies in all departments here and comfortably won this one by eight wickets. They now move up to third position in the points table and are looking on course for a semi-final spot atleast.
strong>Preview: England vs West Indies in the ICC World Cup 2019 on June 14 (Friday) will be broadcast on the Star Sports network and Live streaming will be available on Hotstar. The match will be played at the Rose Bowl, Southampton and will begin at 1500 HRS IST. You can also follow all the action on our live blog.
England and West Indies will resume their traditional rivalry when the two sides face off again at the 2019 ICC World Cup game in Southampton on Friday (June 14). One man will once again be in focus in the contest — ‘Universe Boss’ Chris Gayle.
The powerful West Indies opener was simply sensational in the five-match ODI series against England earlier this year, notching up 424 runs in those games with a strike of 134.17 with two centuries and two fifties. His highest score in the series was a 97-ball 162 with 14 massive sixes.
Gayle, in his fifth World Cup for the West Indies, will face a new challenge in the form of Barbados-born Jofra Archer, who has impressed everyone with his searing pace in the World Cup so far. Archer was not yet eligible to play in the ODI series in West Indies but will be one of English skipper Eoin Morgan’s spearhead along with Mark Wood, if he manages to pass a fitness test on Friday.
In fact, it will be a battle of pace at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton as West Indies will look to give back in earnest unleashing the likes of Oshane Thomas and Sheldon Cottrell with the new ball.
England will be delighted by the return to full fitness for Jos Buttler, who injured his hip in the last game against Bangladesh. But WI skipper Jason Holder would still be fretting over the fitness of prolific all-rounder Andre Russell, who is suffering from chronic knee issues and was not part of the team in the rained-out encounter against South Africa last week.