England post challenging total against West Indies – ICC World Cup 2011 news

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England post challenging total against West Indies – ICC World Cup 2011 news
England posted a decent total in a Group B match of the ICC World Cup 2011 against

Although they were bowled out in the 49thover, they scored 243 runs in their innings.
England’s captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and he elected to bat first. The conditions were good for batting, but the second half of the match was expected to be tough for the batsmen.
The start to the innings was a very good one for England, as openers Strauss and wicketkeeper batsman Matt Prior batted positively. The pair constructed a 48-run partnership at the top of the order. However, Prior got out after scoring a run-a-ball
Jonathan Trott walked out to join his captain and he started hitting boundaries easily. It looked as if Trott was coming out of the nets after hours of practice, as he did not find any problems in the middle.
However, Strauss did not support the first-drop batsman for long, as he threw his wicket away with a rash shot. He managed 31 runs off 39 balls and struck three fours and a six in his innings.
A 42-run stand for the third wicket between Ian Bell and Trott took the team into a comfortable position, but wickets started to tumble at the wrong time for England. Trott got out after scoring 47 runs from 38 balls. He struck seven fours in his innings,
but his wicket saw a collapse for the Poms.
Ian Bell was cleaned up by Kemar Roach, after the batsman had added 27 runs to the total. He was unlucky as the ball stayed very low. Bell’s wicket was followed by two more, as Eoin Morgan and Ravi Bopara failed to get going. They scored seven and
four runs respectively.
England were struggling at one stage with six wickets down for just 151 runs. However, Luke Wright and James Tredwell batted sensibly to take their team away from trouble.
Tredwell was unfortunate to be run out after adding nine runs to the total, but Wright scored a crucial 44 runs from 57 balls before getting out. An unbeaten 20 off 27 balls from Tim Bresnan helped England take their total close to 250.
Andre was brilliant for his team, as he took four wickets in the match. He got good support from Devendra Bishoo and Kemar Roach, who grabbed three and two wickets respectively.



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