On 5th March 2017, West Indies team was played a deciding match against England. Before 2nd ODI match England already steps ahead with their 1st win on the same ground of 3-match ODI series on Friday.
West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss and decided for batting first. Captain Holder thinks, “The pitch has dried out and wanted to get a score on the board this time. Both sides are unchanged – so that’s easy.”
England Captain said, “He would have bowled first anyway and reckoned the pitch might get better to bat on… We’ll find out who’s right come 8 pm tonight.”
Team squad for both team:
England: Jason Roy, Sam Billings, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn.
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Kieran Powell, Shai Hope (wk), Jason Mohammed, Jonathan Carter, Jason Holder (capt), Carlos Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Ashley Nurse, Shannon Gabriel.
In the First Innings:
West Indies team only manage to score 225 runs will lose 10 wickets, where JN Mohammed was the highest scorer with 50 runs and second highest was 42 runs by KC Brathwaite.
But in the England’s bowling department LE Plunkett took three wickets with 4.08 economy.
England batsman knows that was not a big score for them. However, they need patient when they are chasing at the second innings.
In the very first over SW Billings caught in ST Gabriel’s hand. But opener Jason Roy and England top-class batsman JE Root was unstoppable for West Indies bowler.
Roy showed his T20 skill in that ODI and scored 52 runs for 48 balls with 108.33 stick rate.
However, Joe Root was very unluckily. Root played 127 balls but couldn’t manage to reach 100 runs, and he was unbeaten through the match.
But Root and lower order Chris Woakes partnership helped England to finish the match in the 49th over. And with that high voltage win, England seal the seal by 2-0 of 3-match series.
Joe Root was selected as the Player of the Match.
At the presentation event, England Captain Eion Morgan said, “I sum that up as just a victory,” he says. “We were a little sloppy in the field, and the chase wasn’t ideal. That period where we lost wickets was a bit of a concern, but take your hat off [to Root and Woakes].”