scored his second century of the World Cup as England beaten the West Indies by eight wickets in Southampton on Friday with 16.5 overs to spare.
The host nation won the toss and made essentially the most of beneficial bowling prerequisites on a day when the rain in the end relented, bowling the West Indies out for 212.
Nonetheless by the time they got here to bat the solar became out and match favourites England no longer regularly ever seemed timorous, with Root in utter timing the ball fantastically throughout his 100 no longer out.
Test captain Root opened alongside Jonny Bairstow in situation of the injured Jason Roy, who had limped off the sphere with an exact hamstring throughout the West Indies innings.
Root, who made 107 in England’s defeat against Pakistan, made batting seek for straightforward, scoring a bolt-a-ball 50 with out having to purchase pointless dangers as he and Bairstow tamed the West Indies quicks.
Shannon Gabriel had Bairstow caught by Carlos Brathwaite for forty five, leaving England 95/1, but Chris Woakes became immediate into his trip, drilling a four help past Gabriel off his third ball.
With the pause in peep, Woakes became dismissed for 40, caught by Shimron Hetmyer off the bowling of Gabriel.
Root reached three figures off 93 balls with 11 fours and is now the match’s prime-scorer — with a total of 279 runs in four innings.
Earlier, England contained the West Indies smartly but at a model, with Roy and captain Eoin Morgan limping off the pitch.
No subject occasional flurries, the Caribbean aspect were never in a place to mount a sustained assault on England’s bowlers after Woakes and Jofra Archer conceded simply eight runs off the first five overs of the match.
Fuelled by three wickets each for Archer and Mark Wood, England dismissed their opponents with bigger than five overs to spare.
Opener Chris Gayle, dropped early by Wood within the deep, immediate threatened, hitting Woakes for 10 in two balls, but became caught by Bairstow on the sq.-leg boundary for 36 off the bowling of Liam Plunkett.
At some stage throughout his innings Gayle, who has beforehand indicated it’d be his final World Cup, overtook Viv Richards as the main scorer in a single-day internationals between England and the West Indies.
Two balls after his dismissal West Indies were in serious misfortune at 55/3 when Shai Hope became trapped in entrance of the wicket by Wood.
Nicholas Pooran and Hetmyer (39) mixed to positioned on 89 runs for the fourth wicket before Root struck twice, retaining on to catches off his possess bowling to purchase away Hetmyer and Jason Holder.
Andre Russell shone immediate but became caught by Woakes off the bowling of Wood for 21 and the final four wickets tumbled for simply 10 runs.
Morgan hobbled off the pitch within the 40th over, struggling to plan his formula up the pavilion steps and it became later confirmed he had suffered a help spasm.
Wood accomplished with figures of 3-18, whereas Archer took 3-30.
England are in actuality second within the World Cup table with three wins and one defeat, one level within the help of Novel Zealand, whereas the West Indies possess won one, misplaced two and had one no consequence in their four suits.