The Telegraph
Thursday , March 6 , 2014
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Root scores a hundred

North Sound: Joe Root battled the pain of a blow to his thumb before scoring his first ODI hundred and Jos Buttler fell just one short of a maiden century as England posted an imposing 303 for six in the third and final one-dayer against the West Indies, here, on Wednesday.

The pair added 175 for the fifth wicket — England’s second-highest partnership for the fifth wicket in ODIs — that seems to have set the match up in favour of the visitors. Also, the partnership has by far been the most complete batting performance of either side over the three matches so far.

England’s innings was in the balance at the halfway stage.