Root,Hales tons help England to 3-0 against West Indies
West Indies vs England, 3rd ODI,Barbados
Series:West Indies tour of England 2017
England won by 186 Runs and SEries 3-0
ENG 328/10 (50.0 Ovs) Hales(110) Root(101)
WI 142/10 (39.2 Ovs)Carter(46) Woakes 3-16
MoM: Alex Hales
MoS: Chris Woakes
Centuries by Alex Hales and Joe Root helped England to a 3-0 sweep of the West Indies after the hosts were thrashed by 186 runs in the 3rd and final One-day International (ODI) on the Kensington Oval here.
Put in to bat, England racked up a huge 328, however the home side closed by scoring 142 in 39.2 overs in its reply on Thursday. This become the Caribbean side heaviest loss towards England in an ODI in terms of runs, while it additionally marked the first occasion given that 1991 that England had swept an ODI series in opposition to the West Indies 3-0.
Back in the side after a two-month injury lay off, Hales fired a 107-ball 110 to truely take the sport away from the hosts with a record of 192-run second wicket stand with Root, who followed up his healthy-prevailing 90* within the 2nd sport in Antigua with a 108-ball 101.
West Indies needed victory to keep away from a chain sweep and also choose up valuable rating factors that would help the crew earn automatic qualification for the ICC World Cup 2019, however the group got here up quick.
Dropped catches hurt the Caribbean team, with Root allow off two times early in his innings.
Alzarri Joseph, the 20years old-vintage Antigua pacer seemed the maximum threatening of the West Indies bowlers although he was on the luxurious facet, choosing up 4/76 in 10 overs. Skipper Jason Holder, who won the toss for the third consecutive time, did well at the same time as opening the bowling to return 3/41 in 10 overs.
In reaction, West Indies went into the backfoot straightway after dropping 3 early wickets with just 13 runs on the board inside the first 4 overs. They quickly slid to 45/6 by the seventeenth over.
Jonathan Carter top-scored with forty six in the middle-order to postpone the inevitable.
For the English side, Chris Woakes, who became named the man-of-the-series, and Liam Plunkett, took three wickets each.
Pacer Steven Finn also performed his element with wickets while leg-spinner Adil Rashid finished off the affair with the last wicket of Devendro Bishoo.