England secured an easy eight wicket victory over the West Indies in the World Cup, as Joe Root shone for the hosts.
West Indies were put in to bat first and the devastating pace attack of Jofra Archer and Mark Wood – both taking three wickets apiece – meant that they were dismissed for 212, meaning England barely had to get out second gear to overcome them.
Opener and talisman Chris Gayle was dismissed for 36 and only Nicholas Pooran with a 63 came away with any real credit in their 44.4 overs.
Hamstring and back injuries respectively to Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan were downsides during their fielding stint but those setbacks were soon forgotten when England batted.
Joe Root stepped in as opener and showed his true class in gaining an undefeated century in partnership with Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes.
The win means England rise up to second in the table, a point behind early leaders New Zealand, and expected wins against Afghanistan on Tuesday and Sri Lanka on Friday would put them on the brink of the final four.
West Indies play Bangladesh on Monday knowing a defeat would put them in serious danger of elimination.