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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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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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Root and branch reform: Swedish scientist makes fuel from tree waste

LUND, Sweden (Reuters) – Might tree roots, twigs and branches one day be used to power cars? That’s what a Swedish researcher is hoping after developing a pulp byproduct that – on a modest scale – does just that. Chemical engineering scientist Christian Hulteberg, from Lund University, has used the black liquor residue from pulp and paper manufacturing to create a polymer called lignin. After purification and filtration, that is then turned into a gasoline mixture. “We’re actually using the stuff of the wood that they don’t use when they…

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England in West Indies: Joe Root hits 87 in first warm-up game

Joe Root scored only 93 runs at an average of 15.50 in seven games in Australia’s Big Bash League in December and January Warm-up match, Three Ws Oval, Barbados (day one of two): England 317-10: Root 87, Stokes 56, Charles 5-90, C Holder 3-67 CWI President’s XI: Yet to bat Scorecard Captain Joe Root hit 87 before England collapsed on day one of their first warm-up match in the West Indies. Root, 27, struck 12 fours and two sixes in his 87-ball innings before falling to Bryan Charles, who claimed…

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Big Bash League: Jos Buttler shines but Joe Root fails again

Jos Buttler is the leading scorer in this season’s Big Bash with 250 runs at an average of 50 Big Bash League, Sydney Showground Stadium Sydney Thunder 142-6 (20 overs): Buttler 55, Ferguson 42 Perth Scorchers 141-5 (20 overs): Turner 60* Sydney Thunder won by one run Scorecard; Table England’s Jos Buttler made his third half-century in four innings as Joe Root failed again for Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League. Buttler scored 55 off 54 balls in the Thunder’s thrilling one-run win over Perth Scorchers in Sydney. England…

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