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16 Mar 2016

England set West Indies 183 for win in Mumbai

A measured 48 from Joe Root helped England to set West Indies a 183-run victory target in their Super 10 match at the World Twenty20 at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.

Root, who hit three fours and two sixes in his 36-ball knock, and Alex Hales (28) added 55 for the second wicket to lay the foundation for England's 182-6 after West Indies won the toss and opted to bowl on a green-tinged wicket.

Opener Jason Ray (15) and Hales broke the shackles in the third over as they added 18 runs against fast bowler Jerome Taylor after West Indies, the 2012 champions, restricted them to five runs in the first two overs.

Jos Buttler (30) and England skipper Eoin Morgan (27 not out) provided the late flourish with the 2010 champions taking another 18-runs in their last over off paceman Dwayne Bravo.

All-rounder Andre Russell, who dismissed both Roy and Root, and Bravo picked up two wickets each for West Indies.

Both teams decided to go into the Group One match with two frontline spinners with West Indies opting for Samuel Badree and Sulieman Benn.

Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali will be the slow bowling options for England.

Left-arm paceman David Willey got the nod ahead of fast bowler Liam Plunkett, who came in as a replacement for the injured Steven Finn in the England squad.

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23-27 Nov 2017, 05.30 IST
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24-28 Nov 2017, 09.30 IST
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India v Sri Lanka

, Nagpur

24 Nov 2017, .
1st ODI

Scotland v PNG

, Dubai

25 Nov 2017, .
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Scotland v PNG

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