SOUTHAMPTON: England bowled out the West Indies for 212 on Friday however they confronted a possible World Cup damage disaster after Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan limped off the pitch in Southampton.
Regardless of occasional flurries, the Caribbean aspect had been by no means capable of mount a sustained assault on England’s bowlers after Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer conceded simply eight runs off the primary 5 overs of the match.
Fuelled by three wickets every for Archer and Mark Wooden, England dismissed the West Indies with greater than 5 overs to spare.
Barbados-born Archer insisted he didn´t take further pleasure from impressing towards the nation he was eligible to symbolize earlier than chosing to play for England earlier this yr.
“It is simply one other recreation to be sincere, nevertheless it was very good to play towards a few of my pals. The pitch wasn´t as fast because it seemed, it was just a little bit sluggish,” Archer stated.
“I’m being supported effectively by the opposite guys. At one level they had been trying like getting 300 so it was an actual good effort to maintain them under 220.”
Opener Chris Gayle, dropped early by Wooden within the deep, briefly threatened, hitting Woakes for 10 in two balls, however was caught by Jonny Bairstow on the square-leg boundary for 36 off the bowling of Liam Plunkett.
Throughout the course of his innings Gayle, who has beforehand indicated this can be his final World Cup, overtook Viv Richards because the main scorer in one-day internationals between England and the West Indies.
Two balls after his dismissal West Indies had been in serious trouble at 55-Three when Shai Hope was trapped in entrance of the wicket by Wooden.