England vs West Indies matches has taken place seven times in four Cricket World Cups so far with England having the edge with five wins.
ENG vs WI Head To Head All Time Records
|6/23/1979||West Indies||92 runs||Lord's|
The first match of England vs West Indies rivalry took place on 23 June 1979 at Lord’s in the final of the World Cup. England won the toss and chose to field first. After a bad start, West Indies recovered and scored 286 with Vivian Richard scoring a century. The English openers started methodically but scored very slowly. After the dismissal of Graham Gooch, the English batting collapsed and the remaining eight wickets fell for just 11 runs, the most devastating collapse in World Cup history and resulted in West Indies their second World Cup.
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In the 1987 Cricket World Cup, England and West Indies were in Group B and faced each other twice, with England winning both the matches. In the first match on ( October, England won the toss and chose to field first. The Caribbean batsmen gave a difficult target of 244 to England. The chase from English batsmen was very tight and it was the unbeaten innings of 67 runs from AJ Lamb which saw them cross the line with just 3 balls remaining. The second match was a more comfortable win for England. After being asked to bat first by West Indies, GA Gooch and AJ Lamb along with other batsmen put 269 runs on the board. Chasing the target of 270 runs, the West Indies batting lineup got bowled out for 235 runs.
The next meeting between these two sides took place in the 1992 World Cup. Batting first after losing the toss, West Indies were able to score a paltry 157 runs. The English batsmen easily chased the target in the 40th over itself. Chris Lewis was named Man of the Match for his 3 wickets.
The next match between these two teams took place 15 years later in 2007, with West Indies hosting the tournament for the first time. Both the teams met in the Super-8 stage of the tournament. It was a high scoring fixture with West Indies putting 300 on the board, batting first after losing the toss. The chase was a close affair and saw England go past the line with scoring 201 runs at the loss of 9 wickets and only 1 ball remaining. Both the teams failed to make it to the Semi-Final stage.
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The next encounter between these two sides took place in the 2011 ICC World Cup with England extending their head to head record to 5-1. After winning the toss, England decided to bat first and was all out for 243 runs. Chasing the target of 244 runs, the West Indian batsmen fell short by 18 runs and were bowled out 225.
Their latest meeting was in the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on 14 June. England won their six straight matches West Indies in World Cup matches. Having won the toss, England decided to field first. Nicolas Pooran scored 63 runs from 78 balls and helped his side reach 212. England was able to chase the target very comfortably with Joe Root scoring an unbeaten ton.
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