1st ODI (D/N), Manchester, September 19, 2017, West Indies tour of England
(42/42 ov) 204/9
(30.5/42 ov, T:205) 210/3

England won by 7 wickets (with 67 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
100* (97)
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8.34pm So, that'll do for tonight. Cheers for your comments, see you on Thursday for the second ODI at Trent Bridge.

No surprises, the man of the match is Jonny Bairstow. "I said to Stokesy halfway down, not again," after getting 99 here in the Test match. "It seems a long time ago I made my debut in one-day cricket, but with the strength in depth of the England side, opportunities are so few and far between. It's why we've gone on to make scores of 400."

8.28pm Time for some presentations. Here's Jason Holder to talk through his defeat. "We were probably 30-40 runs, but we didn't bowl as well as we should. We leaked boundaries. We needed to rotate the strike, it's been an area of concern for a while. We lost wickets at crucial stages, and that doesn't help with momentum. But with runs on the board we should have given a better account of ourselves."

Eoin Morgan: "We adapted well to the conditions, we executed exceptionally well to give us a relatively easy target. Adil, he bowled exceptionally well today, the unit as a whole put in a good benchmark for the series.

On Bairstow: "Being there at the end epitomises how hungry he is to be a part of the eleven."

8.24pm West Indies, of course, have now missed their final opportunity to secure automatic qualification for the World Cup. The show's not over, of course, but they'll now need to battle with the likes of Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Only two can make it all the way... dicey times for the two-times champions.

8.16pm So, that is that. England win by seven wickets, with oodles to spare. Not a lot for West Indies to take away from that beating, to be honest. Some signs of life from Gayle at the top of the order, and Holder at the death. But they never really threatened to defend a mediocre total.

Akshit: "A hundred by Bairstow against weakest of bowling attacks wont close doors for Roy right away, right?" No, but it's not exactly going to open them in a hurry either

Amogh K: "Not Root, but YJB is the run-machine in this team. Plays at any position, keeps wickets, performs in all 3 formats, always smiles. Take a bow mate"

Nurse to Stokes, SIX runs

tonk! Into the stands to win the match! Stokes had been itching to cut loose, and finally has full licence. High and mighty over mid-on, and England have cruised to a crushing win

Nurse to Stokes, 2 runs

flicked to leg, a fumble at midwicket, and this game is all but cooked

Nurse to Bairstow, 3 runs

crashed through the covers, is this it? They run one, turn for two, there's a slip, but yes, back he comes, it's a century for Jonny Bairstow! He had to earn his opportunity and how he has seized it!

Nurse to Bairstow, no run

leans back for a swipe through the covers. Could have taken the single, but not sure he trusts his team-mate's intentions!

Nurse to Bairstow, no run

forward, punched to cover

end of over 3013 runs
ENG: 199/3CRR: 6.63 RRR: 0.50
Ben Stokes15 (8b 1x4 1x6)
Jonny Bairstow97 (94b 11x4)
Kesrick Williams 6-0-50-2
Ashley Nurse 8-0-37-0

Alex Sterba: "No 6's in the entire match. Could have got pretty good odds on that before the match I'd say..." Lucky you didn't!

Williams to Stokes, SIX runs

panned down the ground! Stokes is bored now, and thunks a wide one mightily over long-off! The onus on Bairstow to get a wriggle on now!

Williams to Bairstow, 1 run

uppercut! Delicately played, but not quite fine enough to beat third man. Didn't carry to him either, mind you ...

JH: "Is it me or does Malan in this side instead of one of the bowlers make this a much stronger side?" It's just you. Next!

Williams to Stokes, 1 run

full length, full face of the bat, and they scamper the single to mid-off. Stokes wears the shy on his leg as he hustles through the crease too

Yoel: "The only way to get this match interesting now is to have Samuels bowl" Valid

Williams to Bairstow, 1 run

on the pads, whittled into the leg side

Williams to Bairstow, FOUR runs

outside off, a squirty drive, and it's squirted all the way to the third man boundary! That'll help!

Rajindra: "I am a frustrated Sri Lanka fan. Windies are my favorites other than Sri Lanka since 1970s. I always wished Windies when they play others except Sri Lanka. Today, first time in my life I am praying Windies be lost to England. But if they lose this, then I will pray for for their victory in all other 4 matches. " Defeat here, and Sri Lanka confirm their automatic place in the World Cup. West Indies head for the qualifiers

Williams to Bairstow, no run

outside off, punched to cover

end of over 293 runs
ENG: 186/3CRR: 6.41 RRR: 1.46
Jonny Bairstow91 (90b 10x4)
Ben Stokes8 (6b 1x4)
Ashley Nurse 8-0-37-0
Kesrick Williams 5-0-37-2
Nurse to Bairstow, 1 run

a hoick down the ground, dragged from outside off to long-on, Bairstow keeps the strike

Arthur: "Re. 24.4 - "a few fewer wides". Isn't "a few fewer", "more"?" Err... yes, no, maybe. I'm confused now

Nurse to Stokes, 1 run

inside-edged defence into the leg side, they jog the single

Nurse to Stokes, no run

drilled to cover

Nurse to Stokes, no run

defended on the back foot, Stokes doesn't look as though he's in a hurry to win it

Nurse to Bairstow, 1 run

up on the toes, punched to mid-on

Nurse to Bairstow, no run

drilled hard to mid-off

end of over 288 runs • 1 wicket
ENG: 183/3CRR: 6.53 RRR: 1.57
Ben Stokes7 (3b 1x4)
Jonny Bairstow89 (87b 10x4)
Kesrick Williams 5-0-37-2
Ashley Nurse 7-0-34-0
Williams to Stokes, FOUR runs

low full toss, attempted slower ball, thumped back down the ground and England need 22. Bairstow needs half of those for his hundred...

Speak: "Come on Mr Williams pull out your imaginary notebook and jot that one down because it is worth it" I think his mate Chadwick put paid to that affectation!

Williams to Stokes, 2 runs

on the pads, clipped leg-side

Williams to Bairstow, 1 run

another slower ball, but this time Bairstow rolls with it, deflecting into the gap at mid-on and scampering through

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