England beat West Indies by 6 wickets to win ODI series
NORTH SOUND: Joe Root and Chris Woakes shared a 102-run undefeated partnership as England beat West Indies by four wickets in the second one-day cricket international on Sunday to clinch the series.
The pair came together with England on 124-6 at the midway point of its innings after a mini-collapse saw four wickets lost for only 16 runs.
Root and Woakes stayed together to the end as England finished on 226-6 off 48.2 overs in reply to West Indies' 225 all out.
Root was 90 not out off 127 balls, while all-rounder Woakes smashed 68 off 83, including five fours and two sixes. Opener Jason Roy had scored 52 at more than a run-a-ball to give England a good start.
Ashley Nurse took 3-34.
Earlier, West Indies won the toss, chose to bat and was dismissed with a wasteful 13 balls left in its innings.
Jason Mohammed was top-scorer for West Indies, hitting 50 from 73 balls with two fours and a pair of sixes.
He was caught by Adil Rashid off Liam Plunkett, who was England's most successful bowler with 3-32.
West Indies lost two quick wickets at the start, stumbling to 21-2 and 46-3, but the innings stabilised when opener Kraigg Brathwaite (42) shared a 72-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Mohammed.
Apart from Mohammed, Jonathan Carter was the only other West Indian to hit a six in an unimpressive performance by the hosts. Carter was out for 39 off 36 balls.
England won the opening ODI by 45 runs on Friday at the same Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and has an insurmountable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
The third ODI is on Thursday in Barbados.
West Indies vs England 2nd ODI Scoreboard
Scoreboard Sunday at the end of the second one-day international between West Indies and England at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium:
Kraigg Brathwaite st Buttler b Ali 42
Evin Lewis c Billings b Finn 8
Kieran Powell c & b Finn 9
Shai Hope c Buttler b Stokes 16
Jason Mohammed c Rashid b Plunkett 50
Jonathan Carter c Rashid b Plunkett 39
Jason Holder c & b Rashid 15
Carlos Brathwaite c Billings b Rashid 23
Ashley Nurse b Plunkett 13
Devendra Bishoo not out 0
Shannon Gabriel run out (Buttler) 1
Extras (1lb, 2lb, 6w) 9
TOTAL: (all out) 225
Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-21, 3-46, 4-118, 5-159, 6-173, 7-199, 8-219, 9-224, 10-225.
Bowling: Steven Finn 8-1-38-2, Chris Woakes 8-1-26-0, Liam Plunkett 7.5-1-32-3 (2w), Ben Stokes, 5-0-29-1 (1w), Adil Rashid 9-0-53-2 (3w), Moeen Ali 10-0-44-1.
Jason Roy c Carlos Brathwaite b Nurse 52
Sam Billings c Powell b Gabriel 0
Joe Root not out 90
Eoin Morgan lbw b Nurse 7
Ben Stokes c Hope b Bishoo 1
Jos Buttler c Hope b Bishoo 0
Moeen Ali b Nurse 3
Chris Woakes not out 68
Extras (1lb, 4w) 5
TOTAL: (for 6 wickets) 226
Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-87, 3-108, 4-113, 5-117, 6-124
Did not bat: Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn.
Bowling: Shannon Gabriel 3-0-17-1, Jason Holder 10-0-46-0, Carlos Brathwaite 4-0-38-0, Devendra Bishoo 10-0-43-2 (3w), Ashley Nurse 10-0-34-3 (1w), Jason Mohammed 4-0-15-0, Kraigg Brathwaite 5.2-0-22-0, Jonathan Carter 2-0-10-0.
Toss: West Indies
Result: England won by four wickets.
Series: England leads three-match series 2-0.
Umpires: Nigel Duguid and Chris Gaffaney, New Zealand.
TV umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Sri Lanka. Match referee: Jeff Crowe, New Zealand.