Cricket World Cup: England need 213 runs to beat West Indies

Southampton: Hosts England will need 213 runs to beat West Indies at the 19th match of the on-going ICC Cricket World Cup at the Rose Bowl here in England on Thursday.

As per the latest report, England were 30 for none in five overs while chasing the victory target. Openers Joe Root (14*) and Jonny Bairstow (15*) have provided a solid start for the hosts.

Earlier, English skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to bowl first.

Put to bat, West Indies were bowled out for 212 runs in 44.4 overs. Nicholas Pooran top scored 63 runs off 78 balls. Opener Chris Gayle made and Shimron Hetmyer made 36 and 39 runs respectively.

Andre Russell battered two sixes off leg spinner Adil Rashid in three balls, but then did not quite get hold of a Wood short ball and returned to the pavilion scoring 21 runs off 16 balls.

For England, Jofra Archer and Mark Wood claimed three wickets each, while Joe Root took two and Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett one each.

England fielded an unchanged side from the Bangladesh game, while West Indies made three changes with Evin Lewis, Andre Russell and Shannon Gabriel coming into the team.

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