The toss played a key role in the match: Joe Root

Jun 15 2019 02:05 PM
The toss played a key role in the match: Joe Root

LONDON: England beat the West Indies by eight wickets in the ICC World Cup 2019 match on Friday. Joe Root, who was the hero of the victory, said it was important for his team to win the toss. England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and opted to bat first, and Windies' powerful batting attack piled up 212 runs in 44.4 overs. Chasing a victory target of 100 runs set by England, The visitors were bundled out for 2 wickets in 33.1 overs.

Root took two wickets in addition to a century in the match. That is why he was selected as the Player of the Match. After taking the trophy, Root said, "It was good enough for us to win the toss. We took advantage of the opportunity and used the conditions well. The rest of the batsmen tried to partner with me and were successful.

At the same time, Root came to the opener with Jonny Bairstow in the match, as regular opener Jason Roy suffered an injury during fielding. On the experience of the opener, Root said, "It was good to spend more time on the field. I tried to kill in the gap. I didn't make much difference in the opener and a little down play. The way Chris Vokes batted with me was good.

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