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England rout West Indies by 186 runs in third ODI

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West Indies suffered a 186-run defeat against England in the third One-day International in Bridgetown, Barbados on Thursday. This was the Caribbean side's heaviest loss against England in an ODI in terms of runs, while it also marked the first occasion since 1991 that England had swept an ODI series against the West Indies 3-0.

Chasing 329 for victory, the Windies were bowled out for 142 in 39.2 overs, as Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett collected three wickets apiece to undermine their batting on a hard, true Kensington Oval pitch.

Left-hander Jonathan Carter, playing on home soil, led the way with 46 and rookie Alzarri Joseph, batting at 11, made 22 – but no other West Indies batsman reached 20.

 

Earlier, Joseph and home team skipper Jason Holder shared seven wickets, but their efforts were topped by centuries from Alex Hales and Joe Root that anchored England to 328 all out from their allocation of 50 overs, after they were put in to bat.

Back in the side after a two-month injury lay off, Hales fired a 107-ball 110 to virtually take the game away from the hosts with a record 192-run second wicket stand with Root, who followed up his match-winning 90 not out in the second game in Antigua with a 108-ball 101.

Dropped catches hurt the Caribbean side, with Root let off twice early in his innings.

Alzarri Joseph, the 20-year-old Antigua pacer looked the most threatening of the West Indies bowlers though he was on the expensive side, picking up 4/76 in 10 overs. Skipper Jason Holder, who won the toss for the third consecutive time, did well while opening the bowling to return 3/41 in 10 overs.

In response, West Indies went into the backfoot straightway after losing three early wickets with just 13 runs on the board inside the first four overs. They quickly slid to 45/6 by the 17th over.

For the English side, Chris Woakes, who was named the man-of-the-series, and Liam Plunkett, took three wickets each. Pacer Steven Finn also played his part with two wickets while leg-spinner Adil Rashid finished off the affair with the last wicket of Devendro Bishoo.

Summarised scores:

ENGLAND 328 off 50 overs (Alex Hales 110, Joe Root 101, Ben Stokes 34; Alzarri Joseph 4-76, Jason Holder 3-41) beat WEST INDIES 142 off 39.2 overs (Jonathan Carter 46, Alzarri Joseph 22 not out; Chris Woakes 3-16, Liam Plunkett 3-27, Steven Finn 2-35) by 186 runs