ICC World Cup 2019: Match 19, England vs Windies – Joe Root’s all-round effort, England’s dominance and more stats

All the statistical highlights from England's convincing victory over Windies.

Joe Root century
Joe Root century. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

England moved on to the 2nd spot in the points table as they defeated the Windies by eight wickets in Southampton on Friday. The Windies got bowled out for 212 in 44.4 overs after losing the toss. Jofra Archer and Mark Wood picked up three wickets apiece while Joe Root also chipped in with two crucial wickets.

Root had to open the innings with Jason Roy picking up an injury. Eoin Morgan also got back trouble as the hosts promoted Chris Woakes. Root, in his maiden ODI innings as an opener, scored an unbeaten 100 while Jonny Bairstow and Woakes scored 45 and 40 respectively to help England chase down with 101 balls to spare.


All the statistical highlights from England’s convincing victory over Windies:

England continues their streak against the Windies:

6 – England now have won each of their last seven World Cup matches they played against the Windies. The team from the Caribbean got better of England in the 1979 edition Final which was the first time the two teams faced off and also the only time when the Windies beat England in the World Cup.

Root breaks England records:

3Joe Root became the first player to score three centuries for England in the World Cup. He scored a century against Sri Lanka in the previous edition and against Pakistan in this tournament. However, this ton against the Windies is his first in a winning cause.

2 – Root is only the 2nd player to score two centuries in a World Cup for England. Kevin Pietersen struck two tons in the 2007 edition against Australia and Windies. In fact, Root and Pietersen are the only players with multiple CWC tons for England.

Root and Pietersen are the only players to score a century in a successful World Cup chase for England. KP exactly scored 100 in the 2007 edition also against the Windies in Bridgetown.

2 – Root is now the 2nd opening batsman from England to score a century in a World Cup chase. Andrew Strauss was the first and only England opener in the first 11 editions of the World Cup to score a hundred in a CWC chase. He struck 158 against India during the tied game in Bangalore during the 2011 edition.

A rare all-round triple by Root:

2 – Joe Root became only the 2nd player in the history of ODI cricket to score a century, bag two or more wickets and affect two fielding dismissals in the same game. The first one with this triple was Aravinda de Silva of Sri Lanka during their triumph over Australia in the 1996 CWC final. De Silva scored an unbeaten 107, took 3/47 and claimed two outfield catches in that game.

2 – Root is also only the 2nd England opener to score a century and pick more than one wicket in the same ODI game. Moeen Ali achieved this double when he scored 128 against Scotland in the 2015 World Cup and followed it with figures of 2/47.

Gayle goes past Viv:

1632 – Runs Chris Gayle has scored in the ODI format against England; the most by any player in the WI-ENG ODI matches. Gayle thus went past Sir Viv Richards’ tally of 1619 runs in this game. Both the Caribbean batsmen have played 36 ODIs against England and batted in 34 of them.