6.6

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, full on off stump, solidly defended

England 37/2   JE Root 0* (1b)

7.3

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, opens the face and drives this behind point down to third man

7.5

Rampaul to Root, no run, blimey! This one has take off from a length and strikes Root a painful blow on the bottom hand. Takes his glove off straight away and the physio comes out. Might be the thumb that has taken the brunt.

7.6

Rampaul to Root, no run, full on middle and leg, worked out to midwicket and he then shakes his hand...not happy

England 45/2   JE Root 1* (4b)

8.2

DJ Bravo to Root, 2 runs, worked through the leg side

8.3

DJ Bravo to Root, 2 runs, nice drive, leans into a full ball and places it wide of mid-off

8.4

DJ Bravo to Root, 2 runs, short, Root latches on with a square cut which goes straight to point but then gets a run anyway when the throw ricochets off the non-strike's stumps

8.5

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, full outside off, defended to cover

8.6

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, keeps a touch low on off stump as he defends on the back foot...takes his bottom hand off the bat in pain

England 52/2   JE Root 7* (9b)

9.5

Rampaul to Root, no run, in the channel, holds its line on a length, steps out and shoulders arms

9.6

Rampaul to Root, 1 wide, touch short and zips through wide of the stumps as Root awkwardly throws a horizontal bat at it... called wide

9.6

Rampaul to Root, no run, comes forward, again raises the bat as a length delivery passes through outside off

England 54/2   JE Root 7* (11b)

10.4

Sammy to Root, 1 run, military medium, 75mph from Sammy, in the channel and steered down to third man for one more

10.6

Sammy to Root, no run, pitched up on off stump, closes the face and works one to midwicket

England 59/2   JE Root 8* (13b)

11.3

Smith to Root, FOUR, excellent timing and placement from Root, opens the face of the bat and runs a length ball wide of third man, using what pace was on offer and it reaches the fence untroubled

11.4

Smith to Root, no run, pitched up, bit more grunt from Smith, nearly 80mph, Root drives and gets an inside edge on to his front pad

11.5

Smith to Root, 1 run, comes forward, glides one more down to third man

England 65/2   JE Root 13* (16b 1x4)

12.1

Sammy to Root, 1 run, short and around off stump, neatly cushioned square on the off side and they scamper a single

12.4

Sammy to Root, no run, tighter line from Sammy, not quite full enough to drive, blocked on off

12.5

Sammy to Root, no run, angled in with the arm, turned to the fielder stationed at midwicket

12.6

Sammy to Root, no run, length ball, jumps a little more than Root expected, hits the glove and drops short on the off side as he plays across the line

England 69/2   JE Root 14* (20b 1x4)

13.3

Narine to Root, no run, length around off, skids on and Root jabs down in it

13.4

Narine to Root, no run, definite turn for Narine, plenty of revs on the ball as it spins back in, Root blocks into the ground towards slip

13.5

Narine to Root, 1 run, touch shorter, runs the ball in front of square for a single

England 71/2   JE Root 15* (23b 1x4)

14.1

Sammy to Root, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Root heave-hos across the line, mishitting a single through midwicket off his bottom edge

14.4

Sammy to Root, no run

14.5

Sammy to Root, 1 run, on the front foot, nudges a single back down the ground

England 76/2   JE Root 17* (26b 1x4)

15.1

Narine to Root, no run, length ball, spinning in from outside off, comes forward to defend

15.2

Narine to Root, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, worked through the leg side from the crease

15.4

Narine to Root, 2 runs, neatly played, on the back foot and nurdling the ball very fine, open bat face and steered wide of slip for a couple

15.5

Narine to Root, 1 run, on the stumps, picks a gap at midwicket

England 83/2   JE Root 21* (30b 1x4)

16.1

Miller to Root, 1 run, round the wicket, tapped through square leg by Root

England 84/2   JE Root 22* (31b 1x4)

17.1

Narine to Root, no run, tossed up and worked behind square leg with the turn

17.2

Narine to Root, 1 run, played into the off side from the crease

17.4

Narine to Root, no run, Narine should be even more excited this time, as a doosra does Root, only for Ramdin to drop it! Tough chance, as it deviated just enough to make shire it wouldn't go straight into the hands

17.5

Narine to Root, no run, big appeal from Narine for lbw, Root playing down the wrong line, Erasmus thinks about it before shaking his head but West Indies review after a short discussion. Looks like a good shout, it straightened on middle and leg, struck on the knee roll... but Hawk-Eye has it going over the top! So, no dice for Narine, the review used up, too

17.6

Narine to Root, no run, floated up outside off, defended into the covers

England 90/2   JE Root 23* (36b 1x4)

18.3

Miller to Root, no run, driven into the off side coming forwards

18.4

Miller to Root, 1 run, comes forward and dabs a single through point

18.6

Miller to Root, 3 runs, nicely played again from Root, lissome wrists steering through point, though a misfield from Rampaul contributed to them running three

England 97/2   JE Root 27* (39b 1x4)

19.1

Samuels to Root, 1 run, drags this short, Root drops back and pulls in ungainly fashion through mid-on

19.3

Samuels to Root, no run, nudged into the leg side

19.4

Samuels to Root, 1 run, full and on the stumps, gets down and paddles a single through square - polite applause for the England hundred

England 100/2   JE Root 29* (42b 1x4)

20.1

Miller to Root, no run, pushed through and misses with a sweep

20.2

Miller to Root, no run, gives this some air outside off, can't beat cover on the drive

20.3

Miller to Root, no run, goes across and plays square from the crease

20.4

Miller to Root, FOUR, very full and swept crisply through backward square, that will be a boundary, well placed by Root

20.5

Miller to Root, no run, slightly quicker, on off stump, Root pushes back to the bowler

20.6

Miller to Root, no run, floated up around off, prods defensively into the leg side

England 110/2   JE Root 33* (48b 2x4)

21.2

Samuels to Root, 1 run, full, sliding down the leg side, closes the face for one behind square

England 112/2   JE Root 34* (49b 2x4)

22.6

Miller to Root, no run, round the wicket, angled in and tapped back on the off side

England 116/3   JE Root 34* (50b 2x4)

24.1

Miller to Root, 1 run, down the leg side, Root attempts a paddle, sends it bobbling towards short fine leg, he amble the run somewhat and a direct hit would have done for him at the other end

24.5

Miller to Root, 1 run, goes back and across, Root runs the ball to backward point for one more

England 119/4   JE Root 36* (52b 2x4)

25.1

Narine to Root, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps, Root taps one down the ground

25.6

Narine to Root, 1 run, Root is playing Narine reasonably well, comes forward and pushes one more down the ground

England 124/4   JE Root 38* (54b 2x4)

26.1

Miller to Root, 1 run, on the stumps, worked through a vacant region at midwicket

26.3

Miller to Root, no run, tossed up around middle and off, straightening and defended back to the bowler

26.4

Miller to Root, no run, again defended around off stump

26.5

Miller to Root, 1 run, floated up, gets a big stride in and softly defends into the covers, time enough for a quick single

England 127/4   JE Root 40* (58b 2x4)

27.1

Samuels to Root, no run, on the stumps, Root tries to sweep but only gloves it on to his back leg

27.2

Samuels to Root, no run, on the sweep again, picks out the fielder this time

27.3

Samuels to Root, 1 run, angled in towards middle and leg, pushed down the ground

27.5

Samuels to Root, no run, darted towards middle and leg, Root sweeps hard but straight to backward square leg

27.6

Samuels to Root, 1 run, Samuels drags his length down, this time Root stands upright and punches to long-on

England 134/4   JE Root 42* (63b 2x4)

28.1

Miller to Root, 1 run, length ball, sliding to the leg side, worked through square leg for one

28.4

Miller to Root, 1 run, outside the line of off, comes forward and steers in front of point, the fielder is quickly on it but they get one

England 137/4   JE Root 44* (65b 2x4)

29.1

Samuels to Root, no run, on the stumps, turned to leg

29.2

Samuels to Root, 2 runs, full and dobbled back to the bowler, it bounces over Samuels' hand and then deceives mid-off, gifting a couple to Root

29.3

Samuels to Root, FOUR, flat and off middle stump, swept adroitly through backward square, more good timing and placement from Root and this races away - up goes the bat for his half-century

29.4

Samuels to Root, no run, angled in towards middle and off, tapped to leg

29.5

Samuels to Root, 1 run, tossed up, slightly short and Root waits, works one more down the ground

England 148/4   JE Root 51* (70b 3x4)

30.1

Miller to Root, no run, flat trajectory on middle and off, defended on the front foot

30.2

Miller to Root, 1 run, pushed down the ground to long-on

England 151/4   JE Root 52* (72b 3x4)

31.1

Samuels to Root, 2 runs, gentle offbreak outside the line of off, Root reverse the hands and fillets a couple past short third man, nicely done

31.2

Samuels to Root, 1 run, tossed up and worked through midwikcet with a roll of the wrists

31.5

Samuels to Root, 1 run, pushed through outside off, goes back and steers one through square on the off side

England 160/4   JE Root 56* (75b 3x4)

32.1

Miller to Root, no run, down the leg side, Root sweeps but can't get it away

32.2

Miller to Root, 1 run, tossed up and swept behind square leg this time for one

32.5

Miller to Root, 1 leg bye, sweeps again, to the right of short fine leg

England 163/4   JE Root 57* (78b 3x4)

33.2

DJ Bravo to Root, 2 runs, slower ball from Bravo, rolls the fingers over it, Root picks it and drives through the covers for a couple

33.3

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, very full on off stump, covers the line and defends with a straight bat

33.4

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, gets forward, jams the ball defensively into the covers

33.5

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, good length, on the stumps, works a single to long-on

England 168/4   JE Root 60* (82b 3x4)

34.3

Miller to Root, 1 run, full outside off, pushed down the ground to long off

34.6

Miller to Root, 1 run, goes deep into the crease and nudges through midwicket

England 173/4   JE Root 62* (84b 3x4)

35.1

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 wide, a loopy slower ball outside off, too wide

35.1

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, full outside off, whipped down the ground with plenty of bottom hand

England 175/4   JE Root 63* (85b 3x4)

36.3

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, down to third man

36.5

Rampaul to Root, FOUR, another short ball and he connects well with a pull which goes behind square, two bounces over the boundary

36.6

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, full outside off, flicks down the ground to long on

England 192/4   JE Root 69* (88b 4x4)

37.1

Narine to Root, no run, full delivery, Root comes forward and pushes to the off side

37.2

Narine to Root, no run, sharp spin into Root as he goes onto the back foot but that looked to have done too much

37.3

Narine to Root, no run, this one spins away and beats the attempt to cut it fine

37.4

Narine to Root, 1 wide, slips down the leg side, perhaps an attempted quicker delivery

37.4

Narine to Root, 1 run, he's forward this time, it's back on off stump, pushes wide of cover

England 194/4   JE Root 70* (92b 4x4)

38.2

Rampaul to Root, FOUR, not sure he wanted it quite so fine, but he'll take the boundary...shaping to cut a wide delivery, comes off a top edge and flies fine of short third man

38.3

Rampaul to Root, no run, pushed off the back foot, Rampaul dives in his follow through (or perhaps more of a fall). Root shakes his hand again, still hurting

38.4

Rampaul to Root, 1 run, a controlled glide down to third man who is now back on the boundary

England 201/4   JE Root 75* (95b 5x4)

39.3

Narine to Root, 1 run, goes back, flicks out to deep midwicket

39.6

Narine to Root, no run, defends to the leg side

England 209/4   JE Root 76* (97b 5x4)

40.2

Sammy to Root, 1 run, worked off the toes through the leg side

40.5

Sammy to Root, 1 run, full delivery, flicked strongly through midwicket

England 215/4   JE Root 78* (99b 5x4)

41.1

Simmons to Root, 2 runs, worked off the stumps and placed between long-on and deep midwicket

41.2

Simmons to Root, 1 run, dragged down short, pulled out to deep midwicket

41.4

Simmons to Root, FOUR, a well-placed cut goes through short third man

41.5

Simmons to Root, FOUR, back-to-back boundaries, pulls a long hop through square leg...rolled his wrists, had so much time to play that shot

41.6

Simmons to Root, 1 run, opens the face into the off side

England 230/4   JE Root 90* (104b 7x4)

42.1

Sammy to Root, 2 runs, length ball on the pads, Root closes the bat face and works a couple in front of square leg

42.2

Sammy to Root, 1 run, goes back in the crease, turns the wrists and nudges a single into a gap at midwicket

42.5

Sammy to Root, 1 run, on the stumps, rolls the wrists on a gentle pull through square

England 237/4   JE Root 94* (107b 7x4)

43.1

Narine to Root, 1 run, slighlty short and wide, drops back and runs one fine

43.3

Narine to Root, 2 runs, tossed up on off stump, Root uses his feet and nurdles a couple out between long-on and deep midwicket

43.4

Narine to Root, 1 run, sits in the crease, the ball skips on and Root guides it behind point for one

England 248/4   JE Root 98* (110b 7x4)

44.1

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, slower ball, wide of the stumps, chopped through point with a cross bat

44.5

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, takes the pace off, Root comes forward outside off, waits and steers in front of point... there's a single, one more to take Root to his maiden ODI hundred. Yeah lets out a roar, punches the air, kisses the helmet. Generously received right round the ground

England 251/4   JE Root 100* (112b 7x4)

45.3

Narine to Root, 1 run, spinning in from outside off, paddled through the leg side

45.6

Narine to Root, 2 no balls, no-ball called, as Root fails to connect with a reverse sweep, it bobbles away off the body

England 267/4   JE Root 101* (114b 7x4)

46.1

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, pitched up, sliding to leg, gets a little tickle on it towards fine leg

46.3

DJ Bravo to Root, no run, slightly full, outside off and Root swings airily, fails to connect

46.4

DJ Bravo to Root, 1 run, steps away and Bravo follows him with the yorker, squeezed to leg for just one - good bowling

England 276/4   JE Root 103* (117b 7x4)

47.1

Narine to Root, 1 run, length ball, spinning to leg, manages to fiddle it behind square

47.3

Narine to Root, 2 runs, top-edged but safe, went across his stumps and tried to sweep, the ball looped high but fine of the fielder on the ring

47.4

Narine to Root, no run, spinning down the leg side, Root misses out but not called wide

47.5

Narine to Root, 1 run, drops this short, worked into a midwicket gap on the back foot

England 287/4   JE Root 107* (121b 7x4)

48.3

DJ Bravo to Root, OUT, tries to get cheeky with a reverse-lob and picks out short third man - Root toots his last! It was a sparkling, busy innings, has really set England up with their second-best fifth-wicket stand in ODIs. Bravo took the pace off and the attempt to loft it over the man on the edge of the circle didn't quite come off

JE Root c DM Bravo b DJ Bravo 107 (163m 122b 7x4 0x6) SR: 87.70

England 291/5   JE Root 107 (122b 7x4)
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Mar 5, 2014

Stuart Broad and Marais Erasmus discuss a decision to change one of the balls, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Antigua, March 5, 2014

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Tim Bresnan begins the celebrations after removing Denesh Ramdin, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Antigua, March 5, 2014

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