At Southampton, June 16. England won by 114 runs (D/L). Toss: West Indies.
Bell found the shoes vacated by Pietersen at the top of the order a comfortable fit, inspiring England to their biggest win against West Indies. He had opened 27 times in his previous 108 one-day internationals, but this was a thoroughly convincing statement that he intended to make the spot his own - not least because he was batting with ten stitches in his chin after being hit in the nets the day before. Cook fell third ball, but Bell, on 23, brushed aside a plausible shout for caught behind by Rampaul, and finished with 126 from 117 deliveries, equalling his only other century at this level, also at Southampton, against India in 2007. Set a formidable 289, revised to 287 in 48 overs after a rain break, West Indies kept up with the rate, but lost wickets steadily. After Dwayne Smith - a late replacement for Chris Gayle, whose comeback was thwarted by a shin injury - had hurried them to 95 for one, they lost nine for 77 in 18 overs, with Bresnan the pick of the England attack.
Man of the Match: I. R. Bell. Attendance: 13,958.