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Cricket World Cup 2019: England bask in sun for 8-wicket win over West Indies

Updated : 2019-06-15 12:43:55

The sun appeared after a week of gloom and shined on England, giving the World Cup hosts perfect batting conditions to chase down a meager West Indies target and clinch an eight-wicket win with almost 17 overs to spare on Friday.

West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer lies back on the pitch after ducking a bouncer during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer lies back on the pitch after ducking a bouncer during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
West Indies' Chris Gayle walks off the field of play after losing his wicket from the bowling of England's Liam Plunkett during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
West Indies' Chris Gayle walks off the field of play after losing his wicket from the bowling of England's Liam Plunkett during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
West Indies' Nicholas Pooran fails to connect with a hit during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
West Indies' Nicholas Pooran fails to connect with a hit during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer, left, and West Indies' Nicholas Pooran adds runs during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
West Indies' Shimron Hetmyer, left, and West Indies' Nicholas Pooran adds runs during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
England's Jason Roy walks off the field of play with a leg injury during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
England's Jason Roy walks off the field of play with a leg injury during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
England's Joe Root celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' captain Jason Holder during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
England's Joe Root celebrates taking the wicket of West Indies' captain Jason Holder during the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
England's Joe Root, centre right, shakes hands with West Indies' Chris Gayle, 45, at the end of the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. England won by eight wickets. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
England's Joe Root, centre right, shakes hands with West Indies' Chris Gayle, 45, at the end of the Cricket World Cup match between England and West Indies at the Hampshire Bowl in Southampton, England, Friday, June 14, 2019. England won by eight wickets. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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