After the unexpected loss to Pakistan, English team raised the bar of their game to bag consecutive thumping victories against Bangladesh and West Indies. The top-ranked ODI side delivered a strong bowling performance to get the Caribbean boys dismissed for 212 which was later chased with a relative ease.
The standout performer of the day was the prolific batsman Joe Root who smashed his third century in World Cup tournaments. Gunning down a harmless score, the 28-year old cricketer kept his cool to produce an iconic innings consisting of 100 runs consuming only 94 balls. Before that, the Yorkshire born portrayed his bowling skills to bag key wickets of Shimron Hetmyer and Jason Holder to dent West Indian progress.
For a special all-rounder performance, the shrewd player bagged the player of the match award. Root was ecstatic to contribute valiantly towards team’s cause and promised to continue giving his best in the remaining games of the 50-over competition. This win also allowed England to strengthen their position in top four.