England completed the whitewash against hosts West Indies after winning the third and final ODI at Barbados. West Indies decided to bowl first after winning the toss. With the help of twin centuries, England made 328 in 50 overs.
In reply, West Indies were bowled out for just 142 runs. With this victory, England won the 3-match ODI series by 3-0.
Brief Scores: England – 328 in 50 overs (Alex Hales 110, Joe Root 101, Alzarri Joseph 4/76)
West Indies – 142 in 39.2 overs (Jonathan Carter 46, Alzarri Joseph 22*, Chris Woakes 3/16)
Result – England won by 186 runs
Here are some of the statistical highlights of the match:
- England batsmen Alex Hales (110) and Joe Root (101) scored centuries in this match. It was the only second time when 2 English batsmen scored centuries in the same ODI match against West Indies. The first such incident happened on 6th July 2004 at Lord’s.
- England batsmen Alex Hales and Joe Root put a brilliant 192 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket. Here are some important stats for this partnership:
i) It is the fourth highest 2nd wicket ODI partnership for England. The top 3 in this list are: 250 between Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott (against Bangladesh at Birmingham on 12th July 2010), 248 between Alex Hales and Joe Root (against Pakistan at Nottingham on 30th August 2016) and 202 between Graham Gooch and David Gower (against Australia at Lord’s on 3rd June 1985).
ii) It is the joint second highest 2nd wicket ODI partnership for any team against West Indies. South African batsmen Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers had also put 192-run partnership once for the 2nd wicket against West Indies at Johannesburg on 18th January 2015. However, the record is for 194 runs between South African batsmen Boeta Dippenaar and Jacques Kallis (at Bridgetown on 11th May 2005)
iii) It is the third highest 2nd wicket ODI partnership for any team on the Caribbean soil. The top two in this list are: 202 between Indian batsmen Virender Sehwag and Sourav Ganguly (against Bermuda at Port of Spain on 19th March 2007) and 194 between South African batsmen Boeta Dippenaar and Jacques Kallis (against West Indies at Bridgetown on 11th May 2005).
- With scoring a brilliant century in this match, Joe Root became the first English batsman to hit more than one ODI century against West Indies on the Caribbean soil. Before this ODI, Root had also hit an ODI century against West Indies at North Sound on 5th March 2014.
However, Kevin Pietersen was another English batsman to hit 2 ODI centuries on the Caribbean soil but out of those one against Australia and the other against West Indies.
- England made 328 runs in this match. It is England’s joint highest ODI total against West Indies. On 26th May 2009, England had also scored 328/7 (50 overs) against West Indies at Birmingham.
On the other hand, England’s previous highest ODI total on the Caribbean soil was 303/6 (50 overs) at North Sound on 5th March 2014.
- Despite being expensive, West Indian young pacer Alzarri Joseph took 4 wickets in this ODI (4/76). At the age of 20years and 109days, Joseph became the youngest West Indian bowler to take 4 or more wickets in an ODI innings. Kemar Roach was the previous record holder who had achieved that feat at the age of 21years and 26days (5/44 against Bangladesh at Roseau on 26th July 2009).
- West Indies were bowled out for just 142 runs. It is West Indies’ third lowest completed ODI total against England on the Caribbean soil. The top two in this list are: 127 (at Kingstown on 4th February 1981) and 141 (at Bridgetown on 16th February 1994).
- England won this ODI by 186 runs. It is England’s largest ODI victory (by runs) against West Indies. Their previous record was for winning by 114 runs at Southampton on 16th June 2012.
- Meanwhile, West Indies lost this ODI by 186 runs. It is West Indies’ largest ODI defeat (by runs) against any team. The top two in this list are: by 257 runs (against South Africa at Sydney on 27th February 2015) and by 209 runs (against South Arica at Cape Town on 25th January 2004).