On Friday (14th June), the host side England clinched a thumping victory against Windies at Southampton in the match 19 of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.
After losing the toss, Windies managed to score 212 runs (44.4 overs) before getting all out. In reply, England chased down that target comfortably in 33.1 overs after losing two wickets.
Brief Scores: Windies – 212 in 44.4 overs (Nicholas Pooran 63, Shimron Hetmyer 39; Mark Wood 3/18)
England – 213/2 in 33.1 overs (Joe Root 100*, Jonny Bairstow 45; Shannon Gabriel 2/49)
Result – England won by eight wickets
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
i) In the first innings of this match, Windies was all out on 212 runs. It is Windies’ second-lowest completed total against England in Cricket World Cup history. Their lowest completed total against this side in CWC is 157 in 49.2 overs (at Melbourne on 27th February 1992).
i) England won this match by eight wickets which is their largest CWC victory (by wickets) against Windies. Their previous best CWC record against Windies was winning by six wickets (at Melbourne on 27th February 1992).
ii) England won this match by eight wickets with 101 balls remaining. It is their second-largest ODI victory (by balls remaining in the second innings) against Windies. Their best ODI record in this list is winning by seven wickets with 168 balls remaining (at Leeds on 1st July 2004).
i) It was Eoin Morgan‘s 300th international cricket match for England. He is the fifth England cricketer to play at least 300 international matches.
ii) Jofra Archer (9-1-30-3) claimed his third three-wicket haul in the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup. He is the first England bowler to claim more than two three-wicket hauls in a Cricket World Cup edition.
iii) By the end of this match, Joe Root has taken 13 catches in Cricket World Cup. As an English non-wicketkeeper, Root has taken the joint most catches in CWC history. Former England cricketer Paul Collingwood also caught 13 times in CWC career.
iv) In this match, Joe Root had the bowling figures of 5-0-27-2, took two catches and also scored 100 not out. Only Aravind de Silva (Sri Lanka) was the other cricketer to take at least two wickets and two catches and also to score a century in a CWC match. In the 1996 CWC final against Australia at Lahore, Aravind de Silva took two catches, had the bowling figures of 9-0-42-3 and also remained not out on 107 runs.
v) Joe Root scored his 109th 50+ score in the international career. As an England batsman, Root surpassed Ian Bell (108 times 50+ scores in international career) and only Alastair Cook (114 times) has scored more 50+ scores for England than Root.
vi) Joe Root scored his 32nd international century which is the equal number of the international century of Kevin Pietersen. Among the England cricketers, only Alastair Cook (38 centuries) scored more international centuries than them.
vii) Joe Root is the first England cricketer to score three centuries in Cricket World Cup. This 100* was his third CWC century.
i) By the end of this match, Chris Gayle has scored 1,632 ODI runs against England. As an overall batsman, Gayle is now the leading ODI run-scorer against England. The previous record holder Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) has been slipped to the second position in this list with 1,625 ODI runs against England.