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Dominant England complete 3-0 series whitewash with massive 186-run win

England players celebrating the series win
England players celebrating the series win

England 328 (Hales 110) beat
West Indies 142 (Carter 46) by 186 runs
Third One-Day International in Barbados

Alex Hales and Joe Root scored centuries following which a collective bowling from England saw them dismiss West Indies for 142 in a chase of 329 runs to seal 186-run victory in the third One-Day International in Antigua and thereby claiming the series 3-0.

West Indies won the toss and decided to field first with Hales making a comeback for England in the place of Sam Billings.

Jason Roy (17) failed to carry on after a decent start as he was caught at mid off in the sixth over bowled by Alzarri Joseph (4-76). England ended the first powerplay at 39 for one.

Root (101) had an early reprieve when he was dropped in the 11th over by Ashley Nurse (1-57). The pair looked confident and brought their 50-run stand in the 17th over.

Hales got struck into Devendra Bishoo (0-44) when he plundered a six and two more boundaries to bring a 52-ball century and the 100-run stand between the two came off just 102 deliveries.

Hales continued scoring boundaries to pick the run rate up while Root, who was calmer among the two, reached a patient 71-ball fifty as England reached 165 for one at the end of 30 overs.

In the 34th over bowled by Kraigg Brathwaite (0-22), Hales used a review to overturn a umpire's decision for LBW and completed a fine century with a six in the 35th over bowled by Joseph.

Just when he looked intimidating, Joseph had his revenge, having Hales caught at fine leg ending a 205-run stand with Root.

With Jos Buttler (7) and Eoin Morgan (11) failing to make an impression, Root too departed on reaching his century following which a 20-ball cameo from Ben Stokes (34) helped England post 328 runs before they were dismissed in the final over.

Kieron Powell (6) started the chase with a six but was caught behind in the same over bowled by Steven Finn (2-35) following which Chris Woakes (3-16) struck twice to dismiss Evin Lewis (0) and Kraigg (5).

The wickets continued to tumble as Liam Plunkett (3-27) accounted for Shai Hope (16), Jason Mohammed (10) and Holder (0) as West Indies were reduced to 45 for six.

Jonathan Carter (46) tried to wage a lone fight but it was never going to be enough as England dismissed West Indies for 142 in 39.2 overs to take the series 3-0.

Hales was awarded the player of the match while Woakes bagged the player of the series awards.

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