Chasing a target of 226 runs set by West Indies, the England batting side faced some tough moments, but they eventually prevailed and won the match by four wickets. The star performer of the England batting side was Joe Root, who scored a match winning 90 runs. With this brilliant knock, Joe has once again proved why he is the most reliable player in country’s batting order. Joe’s role was not about hitting fours and massive sixes; rather, he provided the foundation and the security, as his teammates went after the bowlers.
The first to partner with Joe was Jason Roy, and the runs they scored for the second wicket, was enough to take the game away from West Indies. Later, the match saw a 102-run partnership between Joe and Chris Woakes, which proved to be final nail in the coffin.
Joe Root was declared the man of the match for his impressive innings. “Jason set the tone, and got us miles ahead of the rate,” said Joe. “I just told Chris to take his time to get in, and build together. He played exceptionally well, and it’s a sign of a good team that we don’t rely on one or two players.”