Powell steered the Windies into the Super Six of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier with a convincing 52-run victory over Ireland in Zimbabwe.
The West Indian scored a dazzling less than run-a-ball 101 with seven fours and as many sixes to lift the Windies from 83 for five to 257
England won by six runs on the Duckworth Lewis method after rain brought an early end to proceedings at The Oval
Trinidadian Lewis had smashed an incredible 176 off 130 balls before having to retire hurt in fourth ODI at The Oval
England skipper is hoping for big things from his team this winter after showing some toughness in the two summer series
Root won five of his seven Tests in charge and England’s nine-wicket triumph in the Investec Third Test at Lord’s gave them a 2-1 series win over West Indies.
Skipper puts question mark over bowling tactics Down Under - with the batting plans already uncertain
England’s batting line-up for their Aussie adventure is already clouded by doubt and now the bowling has been thrust into uncertainty.
Chris Woakes has been left out for the series decider against the West Indies
Fourth-wicket stand of 246 helped West Indies take a 71-run lead with five wickets still in hand
Captain Root watched with a mixture of bewilderment and frustration as his bowlers managed to take just four wickets on day two of the Second Test.
England had a nightmare day at Headingley as they
Hosts were skittled cheaply for just 258 on opening day at Headingley before James Anderson struck to leave Windies 19-1
And they are rapidly running out of time before this winter’s Ashes tour to resolve big issues at numbers two, three and five.
Joe Root hit yet another 50 for England to
England skipper goes level with South Africa's AB de Villiers on day one of the Second Test on his home ground of Headingley
England captain Root went level with South African star AB de Villiers when he swept a boundary off West Indies spinner Devendra Bishoo on day one of the
Visitors go into lunch on 145-8 with only Jermaine Blackwood providing any real resistance as he launched counter-attack
Anderson took three wickets – and also completed a run out – as the Windies lurched feebly to 145-8 by lunch on day three – still 369 behind England’s first innings total.
England closed day one on 348 for three as they took control of the first Test against West Indies thanks to their current and former captain
The captain and former captain both scored centuries and broke records on day one of the first Test at Edgbaston.
Joe Root and Alastair Cook both
England dominated the first day of the Edgbaston Test and that could become a trend during this series
The future of Test match cricket is about the elite taking on the elite.
England dominated day one in Birmingham against West Indies
Alastair Cook finished unbeaten on 153 after batting through the entire day