Gros Islet, Feb 12 (AP/UNB) — Joe Root scored a century as England manhandled a depleted West Indies attack to lead the dead rubber third test by 448 runs after three days on Monday.
England, 123 runs up on the first innings, cruised from 19 without loss at the start of the day to 325-4 at stumps.
Root was 111 not out, reaching his first half-century and century in eight innings, with the West Indies already having won the series 2-0.
Beside Root was Ben Stokes, on 29 not out.
Joe Denly added 69 for his first test fifty, and Jos Buttler 56.
They were hardly threatened on a flattening pitch against an attack with lost allrounder Keemo Paul during the fourth over of the day. Paul, playing in place of suspended captain Jason Holder, was chasing a Denly cover drive to the boundary when he pulled up lame. He strained his right quadricep and had to be taken away on a stretcher. This was while Darren Bravo was not fielding because of a finger injury.
Paul's absence was all the more obvious because he took a wicket with the first delivery of the day, a loosener which opener Rory Burns clipped straight to square leg.
Alzarri Joseph took the catch, and also dismissed the other opener, Keaton Jennings, who took a deflection off his thigh pad on to his leg stump while on 23 off 99 balls.
Root joined Denly and they led England through lunch at 108-2 until Denly, dropped on 12, was out also on his 99th ball. He hit 11 boundaries then nicked behind.
Root and Buttler took tea at 207-3.
Buttler survived given out caught behind off Roston Chase, on video review. But as soon as the West Indies took the new ball, Buttler lost his off stump to Kemar Roach.
Buttler made 56 from 115 balls in a stand of 107 with Root.
Root's first fifty came from 120 balls, and his confidence showed as the second fifty needed only 69 more balls. He brought up his 16th test century by hitting Joseph back down the ground.
The century was bittersweet, however, because Root made 4, 22, 7 and 7 in the two previous tests in which England was thrashed, and 15 in the first innings.
It's up to him to decide how much time England wants to give itself over the next two days to bowl out a patched-up West Indies and earn a consolation win.
Wolverhampton, Feb 12 (AP/UNB) — Wolverhampton's stoppage-time equalizer hurt Newcastle's hopes of survival when they drew 1-1 in the English Premier League on Monday.
Defender Willy Boly headed home four minutes into injury time for Wolves, getting above Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka to meet Adam Traore's looping cross.
It's the 14th time Wolves have scored in the last 10 minutes this season.
Wolves started brightly, but Newcastle settled into the game, and Isaac Hayden's first goal in 17 months looked to have won it for the visitors and quietened the home crowd.
Wolves missed a chance at a fourth consecutive win in the top flight.
Sherpur, Feb 11 (UNB) – Government Victoria Academy emerged champions in the Sherpur Venue of the Prime Bank Young Tigers National School Cricket Tournament beating GK Pilot High School by five runs in the final at Sherpur Govt College ground in the district on Monday.
Winning the toss, Victoria Academy batted first and were all out for 99 runs in 24.5 overs in a 50 over–a-side match with Shanta only reaching double figure scoring 11 runs. The team’s highest score 51 runs came from extras.
Sabbir grabbed four wickets conceding 48 runs in seven overs.
In reply, GK Pilot High School were all out for 94 runs in 29.3 overs despite of 27 runs by all-rounder Maruf, who furnished his innings with three boundaries and two sixes.
Victoria Academy pacer Shahid claimed four wickets giving away 11 runs in his 7.3 overs spell and was adjudged man of the final while spinner Sifat also grabbed four wickets for 34 runs.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) John Kennedy Zambil was the chief in the day’s final and later he distributed the prizes.
Principal of Sherpur Govt. College Prof Sarwar Jahan, general secretary of Sherpur DSA Nazimul Haque Nazim and President of Mymensingh Division Cricket Umpires Association Hakim Babul, among others, were also present on the occasion.
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) – Old Horse Wari Club managed a 1-0 goal victory against Victoria Sporting Club in the Bangladesh Championship League (BCL) Football at the Bir Shreshtho Shaheed Shipahi Mohammad Mustafa Kamal Stadium in Kamalapur here on Monday.
Nokrek scored the match decider for Wari Club in the 39th minute.
The day’s other match between Fakirerpool Youngmen’s Club and Swadhinata Krira Sangha ended in 2-2 draw at the same venue.
Sumon put Shadhinata KS ahead in the very 6th minute (1-0) while Akib leveled the margin for Fakirerpool YC in the 69th minute (1-1).
Munna put Fakirerpool YC ahead from behind scoring a goal (2-1) just three minutes later (72nd minute) while Moudud equalised the match again in the 80th minute from a penalty (2-2).
Tuesday’s matches: T&T Club Motijheel vs Agrani Bank SC (1:15 pm), Uttara Baridhara Club vs Soccer Club, Feni (3:15 pm) at Kamalapur Stadium.
Dhaka, Feb 11 (UNB) - Dilkusha Sporting Club earned a massive 14-0 goal victory over Shantinagar Club in the Green Delta Insurance First Division Hockey League at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium here on Monday.
Dilkusha SC also managed a comfortable 6-0 goals victory against Mukta Bihanga Tarun Sangha in their last match on Saturday.
In the day’s match, Pabon Malik struck five field goals, Likhon scored three, Hridoy Sheikh two while Saimon, Akash, Milon and Shakil scored one each for the winners.
In the day’s other match, Farashganj Sporting Club beat Mukta Bihanga Tarun Sangha by 3-1 goals at the same.
Emon struck two goals and Hridoy one for the winners while Rubel scored the lone goal for the losers.