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  • No glory for Windies as series ends in defeat

    SOUTHAMPTON, England, CMC – West Indies failed in their bid to end their English summer on a high when they suffered a heavy nine-wicket drubbing in the final One-Day International of the five-match series here Friday.

    Defending 288 at the Ageas Bowl, West Indies were put to the sword by Jonny Bairstow who belted an unbeaten 141 and fellow opener Jason Roy, who hammered 96, as the hosts marched to their target off 38 overs to complete a 4-0 series win.

    The pair put on 156 for the first wicket before Test captain Joe Root, who ended unbeaten on 46, added a further 138 in an unbroken second-wicket stand with Bairstow to see England to their 16th win over the Windies in their last 22 ODI meetings.

    Stroke-maker Shai Hope had earlier gathered a stylish 72 as West Indies rallied to 288 for six off their 50 overs after they were sent in.

    Talismanic opener Chris Gayle slammed an aggressive 40 while debutant Sunil Ambris struck 38 not out and Kyle Hope, 33.

    Veteran Marlon Samuels got 32 while tail-ender Ashley Nurse produced a cameo unbeaten 31 and stand-in captain Jason Mohammed, 25.

    The left-handed Gayle provided the fireworks with a four and five sixes off 29 balls as he added 52 for the first wicket with Kyle Hope.

    Gayle struck three back-to-back sixes off hapless pacer Jake Ball in the fifth over that cost 20 runs before attempting another big hit off debutant seamer Tom Curran and perishing to a great catch by Liam Plunkett running back at mid-off in the eighth over.

    The Windies momentum then slowed even though the Hope brothers put on 34 for the second wicket and Shai and Samuels added 57 for the third wicket.

    Kyle faced 38 balls and counted three fours before driving a return catch to pacer Plunkett in the 15th over and Samuels consumed 60 balls and struck a single four before missing a charge at off-spinner Moeen Ali and going stumped in the 32nd over at 143 for three.

    With the innings badly in need of energy, Shai and Mohammed combined in an important 52-run, fourth wicket stand off 50 deliveries to lift the Windies.

    Shai stroked four boundaries and a six – an imperious pull over mid-wicket off Ball – in a polished 95-ball innings while Mohammed hit a four a and six off 30 balls before picking out Joe Root at long-off leg-spinner Adil Rashid in the 40th.

    Shai raised his fourth ODI half-century in the 39th over with the second of three successive boundaries off Curran but with the charge on, was caught by Sam Billings on the deep cover boundary in the 44th over, as he aimed for his second six.

    At 221 for five in the 44th over, the innings was in danger of stalling but Ambris and Nurse then provided an important late flourish to get the Windies up to a decent total.

    Ambris stroked four fours in a busy 27-ball knock, adding 32 for the sixth wicket with Rovman Powell (11) before putting on a further 35 with Nurse in an unbroken seventh wicket partnership.

    Nurse was imperious in his 12-ball cameo, striking three fours and two sixes.

    Their good work went to waste, however, as West Indies bowlers leaked 71 runs from the first 10 overs, with Roy and Bairstow cashing in.

    Roy belted 11 fours and a six off 70 deliveries, missing out on his fourth ODI hundred when he was lbw in the 22nd over to a full length delivery from fast bowler Miguel Cummins.

    Bairstow, though, made no such mistake, following up his maiden hundred in the first game at Old Trafford with another three-figure knock.

    All told, he faced 114 balls and gathered 17 boundaries – reaching his first fifty off 48 balls before reaching his century off another 42 deliveries.

    Root, who counted two fours and a six in a busy 44-ball innings, ended the game in style when he cleared the ropes back overhead with off-spinner Samuels.

    WEST INDIES

    C Gayle c Plunkett b Curran 40

    K Hope c & b Plunkett 33

    +S Hope c Billings b Ball 72

    M Samuels st Buttler b Ali 32

    *J Mohammed c Root b Rashid 25

    S Ambris not out 38

    R Powell b Plunkett 11

    A Nurse not out 31

    Extras (w6) 6

    TOTAL (6 wkts, 50 overs) 288

    Did not bat: A Joseph, J Taylor, M Cummins

    Fall of wickets: 1-52, 2-86, 3-143, 4-195, 5-221, 6-253.

    Bowling: Ball 10-1-94-1, Curran 10-1-62-1, Plunkett 10-0-54-2, Rashid 10-1-42-1, Moeen Ali 10-0-36-1.

    ENGLAND

    J Roy lbw b Cummins 96

    J Bairstow not out 141

    J Root not out 46

    Extras (lb2, w9) 11

    TOTAL (1 wkt, 38 overs) 294

    Did not bat: *E Morgan, +J Buttler, S Billings, M Ali, T Curran, A Rashid, L Plunkett, J Ball.

    Fall of wickets: 1-156.

    Bowling: Taylor 8-0-52-0, Joseph 7-0-54-0, Cummins 8-0-70-1, Nurse 8-0-56-0, Samuels 4-0-41-0, Powell 3-0-19-0.

    Result: England won by nine wickets.

    Series: England won five-match series 4-0.

    Man-of-the-Match: Jonny Bairstow.

    Man-of-the-Series: Moeen Ali.

    Toss: England.

    Umpires: Simon Fry, Michael Gough; TV – Rod Tucket.

  • Mohammed to lead Windies in final ODI against England

    SOUTHAMPTON, England – Jason Mohammed has been named as stand-in Windies captain for the fifth and final One-Day International against England on Friday at the Ageas Bowl.

    Regular captain Jason Holder has returned home to Barbados for the funeral of his uncle, Derrick Garrett, a local sports administrator.

    Carlos Brathwaite has been added to the squad for the match. The 29-year-old has played 23 ODIs so far. He is the Windies Twenty20 International captain and led the team in the T20 win earlier in the tour.

  • Holder hails Lewis, Joseph after stand-out Oval displays

    LONDON, CMC – Captain Jason Holder has praised career-best performances from rookies Evin Lewis and Alzarri Joseph, despite his side’s defeat in the fourth One-Day International against England here Wednesday.

    Defending an impressive 357 at the Oval, the Windies slumped to a six-run loss under Duckworth/Lewis after rain ended the contest prematurely with England on 258 for five in the 36th over.

    However, Lewis shone with a brilliant 176 – the fourth highest score by a West Indies batsman in ODIs to propel the tourists to their fourth-highest total in the format and the highest total ever against England.

    “It was an outstanding innings from Evin. He really set the tone for us up front,” Holder said afterwards.

    “He was able to keep the momentum up throughout the innings. He batted really deep and it’s just unfortunate we lost him at that stage. Credit must go to him for an outstanding innings.”

    With the Windies stumbling at 33 for three in the seventh over, Lewis produced a responsible knock with 17 fours and seven sixes off 130 balls to hold the innings together.

    Significantly, he put on 117 for the fourth wicket with Jason Mohammad (46) before adding a record 168 for the fifth wicket with Holder who stroked a career-best 77.

    Holder said the innings showed the Trinidadian was not simply just an attacking player but had the ability to adjust his game when necessary.

    “Obviously the situation asked him to adjust and he is one of those players that can adjust. If you check the history of Evin when he gets in he goes big and he showed that today,” Holder said.

    “It was just an outstanding innings and he had some support in the middle from Jason Mohammed. I thought that partnership was really crucial. He absorbed a lot of pressure there and he was able to kick on at the back end with myself.”

    Joseph then produced a fine spell of five for 56 to help limit England to 181 for five in the 28th over at one stage, after they cruised at 126 without loss in the 18th over.

    At 20, Joseph became the youngest ever West Indies bowler to take a five-wicket haul in ODIs and Holder said the fast bowler had been superb in helping to pull the Caribbean side back into the game.

    “We’ve always known the potential of Alzarri. He’s a young exciting fast bowler and he bowled well today and got us back in the game after a pretty even start,” Holder noted.

    “I thought the power-play went reasonably well even though we didn’t get wickets. He came in in the middle overs and really made the impact that we needed.

    “I’ll just encourage him in the last game [coming up] to continue on and hopefully we can get some good things from him in the future.”

    West Indies trail 3-0 in the five-match series which wraps up Friday at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton.

  • Lewis, skipper Holder out of final ODI

    LONDON, CMC – Opener Evin Lewis has been ruled out of Friday’s fifth One-Day International against England after picking up a hairline fracture of his ankle during his superb hundred in the fourth game here Wednesday.

    The left-hander picked up the injury in the 47th over when he drove a full length delivery from pacer Jake Ball into his right ankle.

    He immediately collapsed on the crease in obvious pain and had to be subsequently stretchered from the field.

    Lewis made 176 – the fourth-highest score by a West Indies batsman in ODIs – as West Indies racked up 356 for five off their 50 overs after being sent in.

    He slammed 17 fours and seven sixes to register his second career ODI hundred.

    However, the Caribbean side went on to lose by six runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method, after rain ended the contest at the Oval with England on 258 for five in the 36th over.

    Captain Jason Holder will also miss the final ODI at the Ageas Bowl as he returns to Barbados for the burial of his uncle.

    In his absence, Jason Mohammed will lead the side with all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite expected to be called up as cover.

  • Lewis, Joseph career-bests in vain as England take series

    LONDON, CMC – Evin Lewis’s sublime career-best hundred and Alzarri Joseph’s maiden five-wicket haul both proved in vain as West Indies crashed to a six-run defeat under Duckworth/Lewis in the fourth One-Day International, to concede the five-match series to England here Wednesday.

    Chasing a difficult 357 for victory at the Oval following Lewis’s 176, England were 258 for five in the 36th over – ahead of the D/L par score of 252 – when the adverse weather drove players from the field at 7:35 pm (2:35 Eastern Caribbean time).

    With the drizzles persisting, officials called play off at 8:10 pm, leaving a disappointed West Indies with their sixth straight ODI series defeat to England and without a tour victory over a higher-ranked side in five years.

    This statistic seemed destined to change when the Caribbean side romped to 356 for five off their 50 overs – their fourth highest total in ODIs and highest-ever against England.

    The charge was led by Lewis while captain Jason Holder lashed a career-best 77, Jason Mohammed struck 46 and Rovman Powell, a cameo unbeaten 28 at the end.

    England seemed on course to complete their highest-ever successful run chase when opener Jason Roy stroked a top score of 84 in an opening stand of 126 with Jonny Bairstow who made 39.

    But fast bowler Joseph intervened with an outstanding spell to claim five for 56 to haul West Indies back into the contest by reducing England to 181 for five in the 28th over.

    However, Moeen Ali proved the Windies tormentor again, hammering an unbeaten 48 in a 77-run sixth wicket stand with Jos Buttler who made 43 not out, to get England ahead of the required rate with rain looming in the distance.

    England now lead the series 3-0 with the final match of the series carded for the Ageas Bowl on Friday.

    Sent in, the innings belonged to Lewis as he dominated England’s bowlers before finally being stretchered off in the 47th over after driving a full length delivery from pacer Jake Ball into his ankle.

    He lost talismanic partner Chris Gayle for two to the fourth ball of the innings, the veteran left-hander edging seamer Chris Woakes to Joe Root at first slip with two runs on the board.

    Lewis then watched as West Indies slid to 33 for three in the seventh over, losing Shai Hope (11) and Marlon Samuels (1) cheaply.

    The 25-year-old left-hander dug deep to produce an innings of class, stroking 17 fours and seven sixes off 130 deliveries, carving out the fourth-highest individual score by a West Indies batsman in ODIs.

    Significantly, he put on 117 for the fourth wicket with Mohammed who faced 71 balls and counted four boundaries before adding a further 168 with Holder in a record stand for the fifth wicket.

    Lewis reached his half-century off 52 deliveries in the 20th over before accelerating to reach his second ODI century off 94 balls, when he swung Woakes to the fine leg boundary in the 35th over.

    With his landmark safely behind him, Lewis launched a stunning assault, with a pair of sixes off pacer Liam Plunkett in the 40th over and nearly single-handedly smashing 25 off the 44th over from off-spinner Moeen Ali as he motored past 150.

    He lost Mohammed in the 29th over caught at the wicket off Rashid but found an ally in Holder to reset the fifth wicket record for the Windies in ODIs.

    Holder, dropped on three by opposite number Eoin Morgan at cover in the 30th over off Plunkett, blasted four fours and four sixes in a 62-ball cameo before perishing to the final ball of the innings.

    When injury forced Lewis out with the charge on, Powell belted a pair of fours and sixes in a 15-ball knock as West Indies posted 131 runs off the last 10 overs.

    Woakes was the best bowler with three for 71.

    Roy then took the game away for the Windies early, in a 66-ball knock which contained 11 fours and two sixes, against bowling which lacked discipline.

    With the game slipping away quickly, the visitors found a way back through Joseph, who at age 20, became the youngest West Indies bowler to take a five-wicket haul in ODIs.

    In the third over of his spell, he had Roy caught at the wicket trying to run one down to third man in the 18th over and claimed Bairstow in identical fashion at 144 for two in the 22nd over.

    England then lost their next three wickets for 37 runs as West Indies snatched the advantage but Moeen once again proved their nemesis, belting six fours and two sixes off 25 balls in a brazen counter-attack.

    WEST INDIES

    C Gayle c Root b Woakes 2

    E Lewis ret. hurt 176

    +S Hope c wkp Buttler b Woakes 11

    M Samuels lbw b Woakes 1

    J Mohammed c wkp Buttler b Rashid 46

    *J Holder c Billings b Plunkett 77

    R Powell not out 28

    Extras (lb3, w12) 15

    TOTAL (5 wkts, 50 overs) 356

    Did not bat: A Nurse, J Taylor, A Joseph, M Cummins.

    Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-19, 3-33, 4-150, 4-318, 5-356.

    Bowling: Woakes 10-0-71-3, Ball 10-0-68-0, Plunkett 10-0-67-1, Moeen Ali 9-1-70-0, Root 1-0-10-0, Rashid 10-0-67-1.

    ENGLAND

    J Roy c wkp Hope b Joseph 84

    J Bairstow c wkp Hope b Joseph 39

    J Root c wkp Hope b Joseph 14

    *E Morgan c sub (K Hope) b Joseph 19

    +J Buttler not out 43

    S Billings c Gayle b Joseph 2

    M Ali not out 48

    Extras (lb 4, w3, nb2) 9

    TOTAL (5 wkts, 35.1 overs) 258

    Did not bat: C Woakes, A Rashid, L Plunkett, J Ball.

    Fall of wickets: 1-126, 2-144, 3-157, 4-177, 5-181.

    Bowling: Taylor 7-0-48-0, Holder 9-0-52-0, Joseph 8.1-0-56-5, Cummins 6-0-49-0, Nurse 3-0-39-0, Powell 2-0-10-0.

    Result: England won by six runs (D/L)

    Series: England lead five-match series 3-0.

    Man-of-the-Match: Evin Lewis.

    Toss: England.

    Umpires: Rob Bailey, Rod Tucker: TV – Simon Fry.

  • CWI expands Kiddy Cricket and grassroots programmes to help Barbuda

    St John’s, ANTIGUA – Following the serious impact Hurricane Irma had on Barbuda and all residents being forced to evacuate, Cricket West Indies (CWI) have come up with a programme to engage the young men and women in healthy and wholesome recreation. As part of its continuous efforts, CWI has designed an “extension” to the existing Kiddy Cricket and Grassroots programmes.

    Starting this Saturday, September 30, Cricket Clusters will be opened at the following locations from 9am – 12noon:

    Sir Vivian Richards Stadium – Two Level One Coaches Assigned / Equipment and provided by CWI – to engage children resident at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium

    Rising Sun Ground (Additional Cricket Cluster) – Two Level One Coaches Assigned / Equipment and provided by CWI – to engage children resident at the National Technical Training Centre and other surrounding shelters

    Director of Cricket, Jimmy Adams and his team have intimidated that this is an easy way for CWI to engage the young people and with the “skills gained through this programme, we hope it will help to stave off some of the feeling of despair that we know exist. The physical activity along with sharing space with others can assist with coping. The programme is always geared to be promoted in a safe, fun, and expressive environment; while allowing them to do better socially, integrate into Antigua, make new friends, foster resilience, positively communicate, experience teambuilding and release any emotional distress developed through their traumatic experiences.”

    More so, CWI looks forward to giving the children of Barbuda the opportunity to do what children do best, “Play” (batting, bowling, fielding, wicket keeping, running, jumping and having fun!).

    This initiative is supported by the Antigua and Barbuda Cricket Association, the Ministry of Sports and the National Organization for Disaster Services.

  • Windies Women open 2021 World Cup bid against Sri Lanka

    JOHN’S, Antigua – West Indies Women begin their bid for direct qualification to the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021, when they host Sri Lanka Women for a series of three One-day International and three Twenty20 Internationals next month.

    The three ODIs to be contested October 11, 13 and 15 at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy in Trinidad will form part of the new round of matches in the ICC Women’s Championship which will be contested between the leading eight women’s teams in the World – the Windies and the Sri Lankans, along with Australia, recently-crowned World champions England, India, New Zealand, Pakistan and South Africa from now until March 2020.

    Following the conclusion of the ICC Women’s Championship, the top three ranked teams plus the hosts (New Zealand) automatically qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021. The remaining four teams will have a second chance to qualify through the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 qualifier.

    The three T20Is on October 19, 21 and 22 at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua will also be critical for the two sides, as they also look to prepare themselves for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament to be staged in November next year in the Caribbean.

    The Windies Women are the defending World champions in the T20 format and will be looking to get themselves geared up for a purposeful defence of the title on home soil.

    SRI LANKA WOMEN TO WEST INDIES 2017

    SCHEDULE OF MATCHES

    October

    Sun 8               Trinidad & Tobago Women vs Sri Lanka Women – National Cricket Centre, Trinidad (9:30 start)

    Wed 11            1st ICC Women’s Championship One-day International – Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad (9:30 am start)

    Fri 13               2nd ICC Women’s Championship One-day International – Brian Lara Cricket Academy (2 pm start)

    Sun 15             3rd ICC Women’s Championship One-day International – Brian Lara Cricket Academy (9:30 am start)

    Thu 19             1st Twenty20 International – Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua (6:30 pm start)

    Sat 21              2nd Twenty20 International – Coolidge Cricket Ground (6:30 pm start)

    Sun 22             3rd Twenty20 International – Coolidge Cricket Ground (6:30 pm start)

  • Crushing loss for Windies after Ali’s assault, Plunkett’s ODI best

    BRISTOL, England, CMC — A blistering 94 from Chris Gayle and a career-best spell from Miguel Cummins failed to top Moeen Ali’s third One-day International hundred and Liam Plunkett’s best ODI bowling that swept England to a 124-run victory over West Indies in the third ODI on Sunday.

    The talismanic Gayle struck nine fours and six sixes from 78 balls to lead the Windies’ batting, but the Caribbean side were dismissed for 245 in 39.1 overs, chasing 370 for victory, at the Gloucestershire County Ground.

    Gayle dominated two half-century stands with Shai Hope and Jason Mohammed for the second and fourth wickets respectively before he was run out going for a single in the 27th over with West Indies needing 194 from the remaining 139 balls.

    None of the other batsmen could match the explosive batting of Gayle nor showed enough prolonged resistance to get the Windies anywhere close to their target.

    The Caribbean side lost their last six wickets for 53 in the space of 55 deliveries with Plunkett starring for England with the ball, taking 5-52 from 8.1 overs, and Adil Rashid showing support with 3-34 from six overs.

    The result meant that West Indies now trail 0-2 in the five-match series, following an eight-wicket defeat in the first ODI at Old Trafford and a no-result in the second ODI at Trent Bridge.

    Cummins had taken 3-82 from nine overs and skipper Jason Holder snared 2-81 from 10 overs before Ali marauded the Windies attack for 102 off just 57 balls to catapult England to 369 for nine from their allocation of 50 overs.

    Joe Root hit 84 from 79 balls, Ben Stokes made 73 from 63 balls, Alex Hales added 36 and Chris Woakes got 34 to beef up the England batting.

    West Indies then suffered an early setback, when left-handed opener Evin Lewis was caught at mid-on off left-arm fast-medium bowler David Willey for 13 off the last delivery of the second over of the chase, after smashing the same bowler for two leg-side sixes off the second and fifth balls of the over.

    Hope arrived, but was a mere passenger, as Gayle unleashed a volley of strokes to put the England bowlers on their heels and race West Indies to 73 for one at the end of the first Power Play — well ahead of the required run rate.

    Hope too, reeled off a few rasping strokes to share 64 with Gayle before he was caught behind for 20 in Plunkett’s second over, the 12th of the chase, and Marlon Samuels suffered a similar fate four overs later to leave the Windies 109 for three.

    Jason Mohammed came to the crease and a period of consolidation was broken, when Gayle hit Ali’s uncomplicated off-spin for three successive sixes in the 23rd over.

    Mohammed brought up the 50 stand with a cut through backward point for four off Ben Stokes, as the Caribbean side continued to stay ahead of the run rate.

    But the course of the match was ultimately changed, when Gayle narrowly failed to beat Adil Rashid’s direct hit at the bowler’s end from mid-wicket — and the rest of the batting collapsed under the weight of scoreboard pressure.

    Earlier, twice West Indies had England on the ropes, but each time through inconsistent bowling and shoddy fielding the home team were able to wriggle free to post their fifth highest ODI total, as Ali reached his milestone from 53 balls — the second fastest by an Englishman — when he cleared long-off with Cummins for his eighth six.

    West Indies conceded 123 in the last 10 overs of the innings during which time they coughed up five fours and nine sixes, and dropped Ali no less than three times, as he added 117 from just 77 balls for the seventh wicket with Woakes.

    Holder had made the initial breakthrough when he held a return catch to dismiss Jonny Bairstow for 13 in the sixth over, but England continued merrily to reach 65 for one at the end of the first Power Play.

    Two wickets — one apiece to Cummins and Holder — in the space of three deliveries left the English 74 for three in the 12th over, but Root and Stokes started the recovery for England with a 132-run, fourth-wicket stand.

    Rovman Powell struck in the 32nd over to remove Stokes caught at deep point before Cummins returned to have Jos Buttler bowled for two and Root lbw in successive overs, leaving England 217 for six in the 35th over.

    But the Windies let themselves down badly in the remaining overs in the field and failed to overcome the mountain of runs they required, though they scored briskly in the chase.

    The series continues on Wednesday at the Oval before it concludes two days later at the Rose Bowl.

    ENGLAND (50 overs maximum)

    J Bairstow c and b Holder 13

    A Hales lbw b Cummins 36

    J Root lbw b Cummins 84

    *E Morgan c wkpr Hope b Holder 0

    B Stokes c Lewis b Powell 73

    J Buttler lbw b Cummins 2

    Moeen Ali c Holder b Nurse 102

    C Woakes c Powell b Taylor 34

    L Plunkett run out (Taylor) 9

    D Willey not out 1

    A Rashid not out 9

    Extras (lb1, w3, nb2) 6

    TOTAL (9 wkts, 50 overs) 369

    Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Bairstown, 5.3 overs); 2-73 (Hales, 10.6); 3-74 (Morgan, 11.2); 4-206 (Stokes, 31.2); 5-210 (Buttler, 32.3); 6-217 (Root, 34.1); 7-334 (Woakes, 46.5); 8-354 (Ali, 48.5); 9-358 (Plunkett, 49.1)

    Bowling: Taylor 10-1-75-1 (nb1, w3); Holder 10-0-81-2 (nb1); Cummins 9-0-82-3; Bishoo 5-0-33-0; Nurse 8-0-59-1; Powell 8-0-38-1

    WEST INDIES (target: 370 off 50 overs)

    C Gayle run out (Rashid) 94

    E Lewis c Ali b Willey 13

    +S Hope c wkpr Buttler b Plunkett 20

    M Samuels c wkpr Buttler b Plunkett 11

    J Mohammed c Bairstow b Plunkett 38

    R Powell c Woakes b Rashid 8

    *J Holder c Ali b Plunkett 34

    A Nurse lbw b Rashid 1

    D Bishoo c Morgan b Plunkett 12

    J Taylor b Rashid 0

    M Cummins not out 4

    Extras (lb3, w7) 10

    TOTAL (all out, 39.1 overs) 245

    Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Lewis, 1.5 overs); 2-79 (Hope, 11.4); 3-109 (Samuels, 15.3); 4-176 (Gayle, 26.5); 5-192 (Powell, 29.6); 6-210 (Mohammed, 33.2); 7-212 (Nurse, 34.1); 8-241 (Bishoo, 37.6); 9-241 (Taylor, 38.1)

    Bowling: Woakes 7-1-32-0 (w1); Willey 4-0-34-1 (w1); Plunkett 8.1-0-52-5 (w1); Ali 10-0-65-0 (w2); Stokes 4-0-25-0 (w2); Rashid 6-0-34-3

    Result: England won by 124 runs

    Series: England lead five-match series 2-0

    Toss: West Indies

    Player-of-the-Match: Moeen Ali (England)

    Umpires: M Gough, S Fry (Australia)

    TV umpire: R Tucker (Australia)

    Match referee: J Srinath (India)

    Reserve umpire: T Robinson

  • Windies win toss, fielding vs England — 3rd ODI

    BRISTOL, England, CMC — West Indies won the toss and chose to field against England in the third One-day International on Sunday at the County Ground.

    The Windies have made two changes to their line-up with Chris Gayle recovering from injury and replacing Kyle Hope, and leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo replacing injured fast bowler Kesrick Williams. England are unchanged.

    Teams:

    ENGLAND — Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wicketkeeper), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, David Willey

    WEST INDIES — Jason Holder (captain), Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Shai Hope (wicketkeeper), Marlon Samuels, Jason Mohammed, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Jerome Taylor, Devendra Bishoo, Miguel Cummins

    UMPIRES: Michael Gough, Simon Fry (Australia)

    TV UMPIRE: Rod Tucker (Australia)

    MATCH REFEREE: Javagal Srinath (India)

    RESERVE UMPIRE: Tim Robinson

  • NOTTINGHAM, England, CMC – Persistent rain allowed just 14 deliveries before forcing the abandonment of the second One-Day International between England and West Indies at Trent Bridge here Thursday.

    Sent in, the hosts had reached 21 without loss when the rains arrived after just 15 minutes of play to drive players from the field.

    The weather abated enough for a scheduled 1:15 pm (8:15 am Eastern Caribbean time) restart but quickly returned to squash any further hopes of play in the encounter.

    In the time available, Alex Hales struck two fours to be unbeaten on 10 while partner Jonny Bairstow, who made an unbeaten maiden hundred in the opening game at Old Trafford last Tuesday, was not out on nine.

    West Indies will now turn their attention to the third ODI of the five-match series scheduled for Bristol on Sunday.

    The Caribbean side lost the opening match by seven wickets to fall behind 1-0 in the series and also see their hopes of direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup dashed.

    Starting the rubber ninth in the ICC ODI rankings, they needed to sweep the series either 4-0 or 5-0 in order to overhaul Sri Lanka in eighth, and clinch the remaining automatic berth at the showpiece.

    Only hosts England, along with the remaining top-seven ranked sides by the September 30 cut-off date, qualify directly for the competition.