The only time West Indies looked like they would give a fight was when they dismissed Jason Roy early in the innings. By the time the next wicket fell, England had made 219 and the man to go, Alex Hales, had made 110. Joe Root then carried on and also got to his century before being dismissed off the very next ball. England ended up with 328, which is far lesser than what looked possible when Hales and Root where strutting their stuff.
West Indies looked vulnerable right from the beginning of their innings. The first wicket to fall was that of Kieran Powell and that was in the third ball of the first over. They never recovered from that and at one point looked like they might struggle to reach three figures. Jason Carter and Carlos Brathwaite then somehow pushed them past the 100-run mark but eventually, they gave away and West Indies were dismissed for 142. The victory margin of 186 is the worst that West Indies have suffered against England. It is also the first time since 1991 that England have managed a 3-0 whitewash of the hosts in West Indies.
West Indies vs England, 3rd ODI highlights:
0211 hrs IST: DONE AND DUSTED! West Indies have lost by 186 runs, their largest margin of victory against West Indies. It is the first time since 1991 that England have whitewashed West Indies away from home.
0156 hrs IST: OUT! Jonathan Carter c Stokes b Finn, West Indies 113/9. Carter misses out on his fifty, just like how most of his team mates have missed getting into two digits in this innings. England just one wicket away from a whitewash.
0137 hrs IST: It seems West Indies will avoid being dismissed for a two digit total. They are 97/8 from 31 overs. They need 232 runs to win from 114 balls, if that still matters.
0120 hrs IST: GONE! Ashley Nurse c Plunkett b Woakes. This was full on the stumps and Nurse fails to catch it properly, Woakes takes a catch running back at mid-on.
0109 hrs IST: OUT! Carlos Brathwaite LBW Stokes, West Indies 75/7. Brathwaite finally succumbs. Umpire didn’t give it at first and England go for the review. Surprising they needed to as it hit the pads bang in front of off stump. England smelling victory now.
0057 hrs IST: Carlos Brathwaite and Jason Carter have stemmed the flow of wickets for the moment. The fact that their partnership of 22 is the highest West Indies have had so far tells you the story of the hosts’ innings. Carter was judged LBW by the umpire off Moeen Ali but that was reviewed and overturned.
0033 hrs IST: OUT! Jason Holder c Buttler, b Plunkett, West Indies 45/6, the skipper gone for a golden duck and his team are staring at an embarrassing defeat now.
0030 hrs IST: GONE! Shai Hope 16, c Root b Plunkett, West Indies 45/5, it was onto the pads and chipped towards square leg.
0014 hrs IST: West Indies have lost Jason Mohammed and are now tottering at 32/4 from 13 overs, still needing 297 runs from 37 overs.
2336 hrs IST: OUT! Kraigg Brathwaite c Hales, b Woakes This one was back of a length bowled at pace. The bounce seems to have caught Brathwaite off guard and it goes straight to Hales yet again. West Indies are fumbling at the moment.
2319 hrs IST: OUT! Evin Lewis c &b Woakes, West Indies 8/2. He was beaten by the pace and the bounce and meekly tries tom pull it. Ends up taking a thick edge and Woakes has an easy pick.
2314 hrs IST: OUT! What a start for England, Kieran Powell, c Hales b Finn, Finn gives England the perfect start yet again. This was glanced to the leg side and goes straight to Alex Hales at square leg.
2240 hrs IST: And that’s the end of the England innings. The visitors have made 328 with Liam Plunkett being run out on the last ball of the 49th over. West Indies have been set a mammoth target of 329.
2232 hrs IST: England 305/8 after 48 overs. It may be lesser than what looked to be the possibility when Joe Root and Alex Hales were batting but England have built a competitive total nonetheless.
2209 hrs IST: OUT! Moeen Ali c&b Alzarri Joseph. That’s Joseph’s third wicket of the day. England have gone from 232/3 to 264/6 within five overs.
2204 hrs IST: Joe Root gets his eighth ODI hundred and is OUT right off the next ball. How about that, England’s second centurion walks off. Root tried to pull a short one from Alzarri Joseph.
2139 hrs IST: OUT! Jos Buttler 7, b Holder, England had also lost Alex Hales early on and so are now on 232/3. Hales was earlier dismissed by Alzarri Joseph.
2121 hrs IST: 100 for Alex Hales, it has been brought up in 99 balls. He scored the decisive runs emphatically with a six off Alzarri Joseph. It is his fifth ton in 50-over cricket.
2119 hrs IST: Alex Hales on 94 now. He was recently declared out by the umpire to Kraigg Brathwaite. It was an LBW and Hales reviewed it straight away. As it turned out, the ball was missing off stump and the decision was reversed.
2031 hrs IST: England have crossed the 150-run mark with Root and Hales now having a stand of 124 runs. Hales is on 84 while Root has made 56. Hales has been the aggressor among the two and the visitors are pretty much cruising at the moment to a big total.
2021 hrs IST: The partnership between Alex Hales and Joe Root has now crossed the 50-run mark. Hales also hit the first six of the innings off Devendra Bishoo. A big one into the top tier at midwicket. England at the end of the 15th over are 91/1.
1957 hrs IST: It seems Evin Lewis is in some discomfort. He had taken a nasty tumble at the boundary line. He looked okay at first but now the physio is taking a look at him. England, in the meanwhile have accelerated and are now 74/1 in 16 overs.
1947 hrs IST: Joe Root dropped a second time. This time, it was in the gully and Ashley Nurse was the man. Root is living dangerously.
1939 hrs IST: It looks like breaks have been applied on the England innings. They have made 39 in 10 overs with Root on 9 from 19 and Hales with 12 from 22.
1932 hrs IST: Joe Root has been dropped at square leg by Evin Lewis. This may be something that West Indies could regret as Root was the man who carried England to victory in the second ODI after a middle order collapse.
1923 hrs IST: OUT! Jason Roy, c Holder, b Joseph, England 27/1. And West Indies get the breakthrough. Roy decides to attack and it turns out to be the wrong one. It goes straight to Holder at mid-off.
1909 hrs IST: England have started briskly. In the first four overs, they have scored 23 runs. Jason Roy is 15 off 14 while Alex Hales has made 10 from 12.
1903 hrs IST: West Indies have won the toss and elected to field. West Indies fielded first in the first ODI and batted first in the second. They lost both matches. Alex Hales is back in the England squad and is the replacement for Sam Billings. He opens for England with the in form Jason Roy who played a pivotal role in England winning the second ODI alongwith Joe Root.