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England vs West Indies: Jofra Archer's double blow sinks Windies

England vs West Indies: Jofra Archers double blow sinks Windies

England vs West Indies: Nicholas Pooran and Andre Russell are batting for West Indies. England got off to a great start in the World Cup match against West Indies at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. Evin Lewis (2) and Shai Hope (11) were snared early on in the innings. Chris Gayle (36) got off to a good start but was caught behind. Pooran and Shimron Hetmeyer (39) put up a partnership after a flurry of early wickets, before Hetmeyer was caught and bowled by Joe Root. Root struck again soon after, catching Jason Holder (9) off his own bowling.

Barbados-born pace sensation Jofra Archer is a highlight of this contest. Archer, who has played his junior cricket in the Caribbean, is a familiar figure for the West Indies camp. England began the tournament by defeating South Africa in the opener but went down to Pakistan in their second match. They, however, gave their campaign a push by returning back on track and defeating Bangladesh on Saturday. Meanwhile, Windies quicks bounced out Pakistan for 105 in their opening win before following it up by losing to Australia by only 15 runs. The match against Sri Lanka was washed out. The fickle English weather has been a constant concern in this World Cup but rain is predicted to stay away for the majority of the game.

(With inputs from Indian Express)

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