Windies lose second ODI and series to England

first_imgNORTH SOUND, Antigua (AP): Joe Root and Chris Woakes shared a 102-run undefeated partnership as England beat the West Indies by four wickets in the second one-day cricket international (ODI) on Sunday to clinch the series. The pair came together with England on 124-6 at the midway point of its innings after a mini-collapse saw four wickets lost for only 16 runs. Root and Woakes stayed together to the end as England finished on 226-6 off 48.2 overs in reply to West Indies’ 225 all out. Root was 90 not out off 127 balls, while all-rounder Woakes smashed 68 off 83, including five fours and two sixes. Opener Jason Roy had scored 52 at more than a run-a-ball to give England a good start. Ashley Nurse took 3-34. Earlier, West Indies won the toss, chose to bat and was dismissed with a wasteful 13 balls left in its innings. Jason Mohammed was top-scorer for West Indies, hitting 50 from 73 balls with two fours and a pair of sixes. He was caught by Adil Rashid off Liam Plunkett, who was England’s most successful bowler with 3-32. West Indies lost two quick wickets at the start, stumbling to 21-2 and 46-3, but the innings stabilised when opener Kraigg Brathwaite (42) shared a 72-run partnership for the fourth wicket with Mohammed. Apart from Mohammed, Jonathan Carter was the only other West Indian to hit a six in an unimpressive performance by the hosts. Carter was out for 39 off 36 balls. England won the opening ODI by 45 runs on Friday at the same Sir Vivian Richards Stadium and has an insurmountable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. The third ODI is on Thursday in Barbados. UNIMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCElast_img read more

Rangers sign former Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack on three-year deal

first_img1 Ryan Jack Rangers have confirmed the signing of former Aberdeen captain Ryan Jack.The central midfielder has signed a three-year deal at Ibrox after his Aberdeen contract expired.Manager Pedro Caixinha told the club’s official website: “I believe 25 is a great age for him to come here. He had three years as captain of Aberdeen and has that experience, he also understands what it means to represent Rangers.”The Aberdonian made 250 appearances, scoring 11 times, for his hometown club but it became clear last month that he was set to leave Pittodrie with Ibrox his likely destination.In a video clip posted on the Rangers website, Jack said: “It’s an honour and a privilege to come to such a massive club and I’m grateful for the opportunity and looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead.“It’s a huge club and the club is back in European football and a big support as well. It’s always a great atmosphere when you play there. So all that and the package that comes with it, it’s an exciting time“I’m really looking forward to it. It’s a surreal moment but I’m delighted to be here and it’s an honour to be part of this club.”Jack lost the captaincy to Graeme Shinnie on returning from a groin injury for the William Hill Scottish Cup final but started in their 2-1 defeat by Celtic.The former Scotland Under-21 international is Caixinha’s second signing, following the arrival of Portugal defender Bruno Alves.last_img read more