Emotion gives England a 2-0 series lead

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Updated: June 20, 2012

The Oval played host to another home win for England yesterday, under the shadow of the death of young England hopeful and Surrey batsman Tom Maynard.

R.I.P. 1989-2012

Tom Maynard

Surrey batsman Tom Maynard had played for the second string England Lions and had been widely tipped for full international honours.

A minute’s silence in memory of Maynard was held before the start of the second one-day international between England and the West Indies at The Oval, Surrey’s headquarters ground in south London, with the England players wearing black armbands as a mark of respect.

England went on to win by eight wickets, and so take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match series, with man-of-the-match Cook scoring 112.

England 239 for 2 (Cook 112, Bell 53) beat West Indies 238 for 9 (Dwayne Bravo 77, Gayle 53) by eight wickets