Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Hales
110(107) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 6 4 1 0 1 3 6
JL Carter
46(77) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 6 0 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

CR Woakes
O8.0
M1
R16
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AS Joseph
O10.0
M0
R76
W4
Eco7.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
136dThe Report by George Dobell

Hales, Root hundreds set England up for 186-run rout

Alex Hales justified his swift recall to the England side with a commanding century in the final ODI of the series against West Indies in Barbados.

Commentary

5.15pm: Right, that's it from us. George's report is in and we'll have more to come on the site. Thanks for your comments, it's been a pleasure, as always - from Miller and myself, cheerio for now!

4.55pm: Right, let's get to the presentations... Alex Hales is Man of the Match: "Yeah, very emotional, the last six months have been personally testing, so to come back and score a hundred was very pleasing. Missing Bangladesh was a risk but I'm glad they stuck with me. [Nerves?] Only natural, only played two games in the best part of six months. Knew if we gave ourselves a chance, we wanted to attack the spinners, managed to convert the starts. One of my most satisfying hundreds for England."

West Indies captain Jason Holder: "Not up to scratch, very poor in the field and we didn't put up a good performance with the bat. Frustrated, we've made some improvements over six months but not enough. Only one way we can go, got to be tighter in the field, take our chances, improve the fielding and then work on the batting. We need to sharpen up and capitalise on half chances. We have to be patient, it's a young group, trying to make our mark on the international circuit. [Senior players missing?] This is what we have, I'm comfortable with that, lots of talent just a question of executing. Tough series against Pakistan [coming up], and important, they're ahead of us in the rankings, so we have to string together some scores and put pressure on them.

Chris Woakes is Man of the Series: "Pleased to do it with the ball, always nice with the bat as well. Performing in different places, around the world. We've got a lot of talent in the squad and there's competition for places. Conditions back home will be slightly different but we take wins and looking forward to the challenge this summer. Bit of a break, refresh and then get back together in May."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Extremely satisfying, over the course of the series we've shown different sides to our team, today was no different, a tricky wicket and the two boys took it on and we capitalised, the bowling was outstanding, grown on and off the field on this trip and today epitomises what we've got out of this trip. We gelled well, it's important to have a strong team ethic. [Strong squad?] It's a great position to be in, guys coming in and made huge contributions, match-wining ones. Strong signs for us. [Still improve?] Fielding is highlighted, we've adapted to conditions, which is the biggest thing. [Hales?] Outstanding effort, he's been out for six or seven weeks and he came back hungry and even more determined. [Know Champions Trophy XI?] 11 or 12, absolutely not! We've got 15 or 16 quality players but we're lucky to be in that position."

4.45pm: So England complete a 3-0 sweep with their fifth-highest margin of victory in ODIs. Hales and Root made hundreds but West Indies pretty much ran up the white flag from the start of their reply, stumbling to 13 for 3, 45 for 6 and 87 for 8 before the last two wickets took them away from the rocks of a record-breaking defeat. The first two games saw West Indies at least run England close - but this was a shoeing. Stuart Law has plenty of work on his hands to try to get this side into top-eight shape and challenge for automatic World Cup qualification.

Hypocaust deserves a pat on the back for hanging around to dig out this: "Should never have doubted myself. There's always a laboured stat to be found. Alzarri Joseph's 22 from 13 balls is the highest SR ODI innings by a West Indian #11 & 5th highest by a #11 for any nation (10+ balls faced)."

39.2
W
Rashid to Bishoo, OUT, full on the stumps, Bishoo humps it to midwicket - and that is that! Roy tosses the ball into the Bajan skies and England have won by 186 runs
39.1
1
Rashid to Joseph, 1 run, tossed up on the stumps and whipped through midwicket

END OF OVER:
39 | 13 Runs | WI: 141/9

  • D Bishoo10 (26b)
  • AS Joseph21 (12b)
  • LE Plunkett8-2-27-3
  • AU Rashid1-0-4-0

"Last 3 batsmen scores are better than the first 3 batsmen score," notes Russell. Small victories

38.6
0
Plunkett to Bishoo, no run, round the wicket to Bishoo, who calmly blocks out the final ball of the over. I might have enjoyed it if West Indies had taken this approach an hour ago...
38.5
1
Plunkett to Joseph, 1 run, on the stumps and miscued through square leg as Joseph continues to hack away
38.4
0
Plunkett to Joseph, no run, back of a length, booming golf swing but this time he fails to connect
38.3
2
Plunkett to Joseph, 2 runs, length outside off, smeared over cover this time, again clears the ring

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AD Hales
110(107) 9x4 - 5x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 6 4 1 0 1 3 6
JL Carter
46(77) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %73%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 1 1 6 0 4 0

Best performances - Bowlers

CR Woakes
O8.0
M1
R16
W3
Eco2.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
AS Joseph
O10.0
M0
R76
W4
Eco7.60
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF