Root hits ton though Corbin creates England work

Root hits ton though Corbin creates England work


England XI 290 for 8 (Root 104*, Stokes 58) kick UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI 261 for 7 (Corbin 105, Tredwell 3-39) by 29 runs

Joe Root brought out a full operation of shots, UWI Vice Chancellor's XI v England XI, Tour match, Feb 25, 2014

Joe Root warmed adult for a one-day array opposite West Indies with an dominant 104 though England were given a shock by Kyle Corbin, who struck a absolute century, before they wrapped adult a 29-run win during a Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

After compiling 290 for 8 on a behind of Root’s hundred, England done solid inroads into a UWI Vice Chancellor’s XI once they pennyless a half-century opening mount and seemed to have a diversion totally in hand. However, 23-year-old Corbin, who has a List A normal of 13.43, combined 103 with Devon Thomas, who has played 21 ODIs, to give a VC XI an outward possibility of reaching their target.

Thomas was bowled by Stuart Broad to move service to England though Corbin reached a 98-ball century and it was usually when he found brief third male off Tim Bresnan that a visitors were positively positive of not pang an upset.

Root strike 9 bounds in run-a-ball stay as he anchored a innings from No. 4 following a sprightly opening mount of 58 by a new-look span of Alex Hales and Luke Wright.

In Australia, Root mislaid his place in a one-day side for dual matches before returning for a final diversion in Adelaide where he strike 55, and this innings assures him of another run in a group as England demeanour to start a rebuilding after a debilitating few months.

With England’s concentration really most on Twenty20, unchanging one-day openers Alastair Cook and Ian Bell have remained during home so Hales is in line for his ODI entrance on Friday. Wright was given a initial event to be alongside him, forward of Michael Lumb or Moeen Ali, and struck a round clean before anticipating low cover.

Hales top-edged a lift to be held and bowled after personification himself in afterwards Root and Ben Stokes (58) combined 68 in 12 overs. Stokes continued in a No. 3 purpose that he was promoted to during a one-day array in Australia and privileged a range 4 times before descending to Miguel Cummins, a gait bowler who done his ODI entrance opposite Ireland during a weekend.

England’s middle-order strokemakers, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler, could not get going, both descending lbw to legspinner Akeem Dewar. When Ravi Bopara fell to Raymon Reifer England had mislaid 4 for 50 and a innings was melancholy to hiss away.

However, Root and Bresnan combined 62 in 7 overs for a seventh wicket, Root winning a partnership as he changed towards 3 figures.

Chadwick Walton and Adrian Barath gave a VC XI a solid start before James Tredwell struck with his initial round when Walton pulled a prolonged bound to long-on and afterwards had Paul Palmer held during slip. The same bowler-catcher multiple came together for a third time to mislay Barath when Jordan was behind during long-on.

When Broad and Bopara claimed a wicket every a VC XI were 143 for 5 and it seemed a ritual for England, though Corbin kept them on their toes.

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