Cricket World Player of the Week - Chris Woakes

Cricket World Player of the Week - Chris Woakes
Chris Woakes (right) contributed with both and the ball in the series.
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For scoring an unbeaten 95 and picking five wickets in the first three One-Day Internationals against Sri Lanka, England all-rounder Chris Woakes is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

In the first game in Nottingham, England were in deep trouble at 82 for six after 18 overs but Jos Buttler and Woakes revived their team's chances with their 138-run stand for the seventh wicket. Buttler scored 93 and Woakes remained unbeaten on 95.

England needed 30 runs off the final two overs and Woakes along with Liam Plunkett ensured the home side managed a draw with a last-ball six from the latter.

Earlier in the game, Woakes and David Willey picked two wickets apiece to restrict Sri Lanka to 286 for nine despite fifties from Angelo Mathews and Seekkuge Prasanna.

In the third game in Bristol, Woakes was once again amongst the wickets as he picked three wickets along with Plunkett to reduce the visitors to 248 for nine but rain played spoilsport ending the game without a result.

In the second game, it was a record breaking opening stand of unbeaten 256 between Alex Hales and Jason Roy that stole the show as England romped home to a 10-wicket win.

Hales and Roy went on to record their respective highest individual score in the 50-over format and also now hold the record for the highest partnership for any wicket by an English pair in the format.

The tri-series in Caribbean saw Australia defeat West Indies in the final and claim the championship.

In the eighth game between Australia and West Indies in Barbados, Marlon Samuels scored a 134-ball 125 and along with support from Denesh Ramdin's 91, the home side posted 282 for eight in the 50 overs.

In response, Steven Smith and Mitchell Marsh scored 78 and unbeaten 79 respectively to help Australia chase down the target and secure a spot in the final.

The ninth game between West Indies and South Africa saw the hosts once again amongst the runs with Darren Bravo scoring an excellent 102 and was well supported by Kieron Pollard to which South Africa responded with just 185.

The final of the tri-series was won by Australia and the major contributors were Matthew Wade's unbeaten 57 and Josh Hazlewood's five-wicket haul. Mitchell Marsh too scored 32 runs and picked three wickets.

The final two matches in Twenty20 International series between India and Zimbabwe saw the visitors step up their bowling performance with Jasprit Bumrah and Barinder Sran picking up three and five wickets overall allowing India to stage a comeback and win the series 2-1.

There were some special performances in the Women's cricket as well with skipper Heather Knight scoring a fifty and picked a five-wicket haul as well in the first game.

In the second game, it was Lauren Winfield and Tammy Beaumont, who scored centuries to secure a 212-run win for England Women.

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