World Cup

WI legends slam fast bowlers' poor tactics

For­mer West In­dies fast bowler Joel 'Big Bird' Gar­ner stormed out of the Taunton Coun­ty Ground an an­gry man af­ter the West In­dies' sev­en-wick­et loss to Bangladesh in their lat­est ICC 2019 World Cup match on Mon­day, say­ing the bowlers didn't tar­get the wick­et but the Bangladeshi bats­men.

De­spite tal­ly­ing 321 runs, their high­est to­tal so far in the com­pe­ti­tion, the West In­dies were beat­en all over the ground by Bangladesh all-rounder Shak­ib Al Hasan, who hit an un­beat­en 124 to lead his team to a win with al­most 10 overs to spare.

Russell, Gabriel injured as Windies crushed

Open­er Joe Root scored a fine un­beat­en cen­tu­ry to steer Eng­land to a crush­ing eight-wick­et vic­to­ry over the West In­dies in their ICC 2019 World Cup match at Southamp­ton, a re­sult which makes the Windies' road to the last four very rocky from here.

Root hit 11 fours off 100 balls as Eng­land, chas­ing a mod­est 213 for vic­to­ry, got there with 17 overs to spare to pile on the pres­sure for Windies skip­per Ja­son Hold­er and his team, who will now have to win their re­main­ing five match­es to have a chance of get­ting to the play­off phase.

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