England cruise to easy win over West Indies but both sides suffer injuries

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West Indies 212; England 213-2. England win by eight wickets
• Joe Root hits unbeaten century and takes two key wickets

The outcome was perfect for England, a resounding eight-wicket victory over West Indies, which gave them two points and a markedly improved net run rate. They overhauled their target with almost 17 overs to spare. For 24 hours at least they are second in the table. But any celebrations were tempered by injury worries on a day when the medical teams of both sides had little respite.

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Written by Vic Marks at the Hampshire Bowl
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