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The hosts had posted 360, which was their record total against England in ODIs, but it proved not enough as both Jason Roy and Joe Root scored centuries to chase it down with consummate professionalism...
England one-day captain Eoin Morgan has heaped praise on his top-order batsmen as they pulled off their record ODI run-chase against the West Indies on Wednesday.
The hosts had posted 360, which was their record total against England in ODIs, but it proved not enough as both Jason Roy and Joe Root scored centuries to chase it down with consummate professionalism.
"For Jason to go on and play such a commanding innings really sets us up for such a big run chase," said Morgan.
"It's amazing, the way he plays. To come out and show the courage he does and the trust that he does. It's brilliant.
"People will forget Joe scored a hundred there too, he made it look very easy, but we're so fortunate to have a guy like that who can be our rock. He's no slouch."
Joe Root and Jason Roy both scored centuries
Roy got to his century off 65 balls in an innings which put Chris Gayle's earlier 135 in the shade, but he was helped early on by fellow opener Jonny Bairstow as they put on 91 for the first wicket in 11 overs.
"The manner we started set the tone of the innings, Jason and Jonny were outstanding," remarked Morgan.
"They do show similar attributes to Chris, who's been doing it for 20 years. That ability to put your best ball away for four or six is heartbreaking as a bowler.
"To have guys like that continuously putting pressure on your opening bowlers is not only difficult to play against but difficult to captain against as well."