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England in West Indies: Jason Roy & Joe Root centuries guide tourists to impressive win

Jason Roy hit 13 fours and two sixes to register his seventh ODI century First ODI, Kensington Oval, Bridgetown West Indies 360-8 (50 overs): Gayle 135, Hope 64, Stokes 3-37 England 364-4: Roy 123, Root 102, Holder 2-63 England win by six wickets; lead five-match series 1-0 Scorecard Centuries from Jason Roy and Joe Root helped England complete their highest one-day international run-chase and beat West Indies by six wickets in the first ODI at Bridgetown. Roy scored 123 and Root 102 as the tourists cruised to their 361-run target…

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England in West Indies: Joe Root & Jason Roy hit centuries in warm-up win

Jason Roy hit 15 fours and a six in his 110 Tour match, Three Ws Oval, Barbados England 371-7 (50 overs): Root 114, Roy 110 ret hurt University of West Indies Vice Chancellor’s XI 200 (43.5 overs): Rashid 2-21, Woakes 2-28 England won by 171 runs Scorecard Joe Root and Jason Roy hit centuries as England cruised to a 171-run win in their only warm-up match before the one-day series in the West Indies. Root made 114 off 81 balls while Roy retired out for 110 off 82 in England’s…

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Joe Sugg on Strictly gives YouTubers hope for TV success

Image copyright Getty Images Joe Sugg says his success on Strictly Come Dancing has given other YouTubers hope of having successful TV careers. The 27-year-old made it to the final of the show in December, losing to Stacey Dooley. Speaking at a conference for vloggers this weekend, Joe said his appearance “was beneficial for the whole of social media”. He previously said he hoped going on Strictly would “build a relationship” between vloggers and broadcasters. Joe was speaking at VidCon London. Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Joe Sugg and…

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Shannon Gabriel sorry for asking Joe Root if he ‘liked boys’

Joe Root’s response to Shannon Gabriel’s comment was picked up on the stump microphone West Indies bowler Shannon Gabriel claims he asked England’s Joe Root if he “liked boys” during the third Test but has apologised for his words. The 30-year-old was charged for the comments he made to skipper Root, who replied: “Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.” The incident in St Lucia resulted in a four-match ODI ban for Gabriel, 30. “I know now that it was offensive and for that I…

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Shannon Gabriel: West Indies bowler banned for four ODIs after comment to Joe Root

Joe Root’s response to Shannon Gabriel’s comment was picked up on the stump microphone West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been banned for the first four one-day internationals against England. Gabriel, 30, accepted an International Cricket Council charge over comments he made to England captain Joe Root during the third Test in St Lucia. In reply, Root told Gabriel: “Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.” It takes Gabriel’s total demerit points to eight in a two-year period, resulting in a four-match ODI ban.…

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England in West Indies: Joe Root showed ‘integrity and leadership’ – Ebony Rainford-Brent

England suffered heavy defeats in the opening two Tests against West Indies England captain Joe Root showed integrity and leadership in his response to a comment from West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, says former batter Ebony Rainford-Brent. Sky Sports published a clip of Root, 28, telling Gabriel: “Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.” Gabriel, 30, was warned by the umpire for the language he used, though his original comment was not picked up. “Well done Root,” said Rainford-Brent. “We don’t know exactly what…

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England in West Indies: Shannon Gabriel charged by ICC after Joe Root incident

West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel has been charged by the International Cricket Council following an incident with England captain Joe Root. Gabriel was warned by the umpires for the language he used on day three of the third Test in St Lucia. Sky Sports posted a clip of Root responding to a comment from Gabriel by saying: “Don’t use it as an insult. There’s nothing wrong with being gay.” Gabriel, 30, has been charged with breaching the ICC’s code of conduct. The charge is under article 2.13, which relates…

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England in West Indies: Shannon Gabriel warned for incident with Joe Root

England suffered heavy defeats in the opening two Tests against West Indies West Indies fast bowler Shannon Gabriel was warned by the umpires for the language he used following an incident with England captain Joe Root. Root scored 111 not out as England built a lead of 448 in the third Test. TV footage shared on social media appeared to show Root responding to a comment from Gabriel by saying: “There is nothing wrong with being gay.” The original comment by Gabriel was not picked up and Root refused to…

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England in West Indies: Joe Root hits unbeaten century as tourists dominate in St Lucia

Joe Root century was the first by an England batsman in the series Third Test, Daren Sammy Stadium, St Lucia (day three of five) England 231-4 (Stokes 79, Roach 4-48) & 325-4 (Root 111*, Denly 69) West Indies 154 (Wood 5-41, Moeen 4-36) England lead by 448 runs Scorecard Captain Joe Root set up England’s push for victory with an unbeaten century on day three of the third Test against West Indies in St Lucia. Root has struggled in the series but dug in to make 111 not out and…

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Six Nations 2019: Joe Schmidt insists Ireland game plan is ‘very varied’

Joe Schmidt says his Ireland side must focus on Scotland – not chasing the championship Six Nations: Scotland v Ireland Venue: Murrayfield Date: Saturday, 9 February Kick-off: 14:15 GMT Coverage: Watch on BBC One; listen on BBC Radio Ulster & 5 live sports extra; live text commentary on the BBC Sport website & app Joe Schmidt has insisted his Ireland team’s method is not predictable and one-dimensional despite the chastening Six Nations home loss to England. The Irish were accused of lacking a Plan B last weekend as England overwhelmed…

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