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Roy, Root score centuries in England ODI win

Roy, Root score centuries in England ODI win
FILE PHOTO: Cricket - West Indies v England - Third Test - Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia - February 12, 2019 England's Joe Root and West Indies' Jason Holder after the match Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs -
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(Reuters) - Jason Roy and Joe Root scored centuries as England clinched a record-breaking victory over West Indies in their opening one-day international in Barbados on Wednesday.

Roy made 123 and Root 102 as the visitors scored 364 for four to win with eight balls to spare and take a 1-0 lead in the five-game series in front of a near-capacity crowd at Kensington Oval.

England's highest successful run chase in one-dayers was aided by some sloppy West Indies fielding and several dropped catches.

Chris Gayle had belted 12 sixes in his 135 to help West Indies to a daunting total of 360 for eight, their highest one-day international score against England.

The second match will be played on the same ground on Friday.

(This story corrects the day in the first paragraph).

(Reporting by Andrew Both in Cary, North Carolina; Editing by Greg Stutchbury)

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