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Summary

  1. Four wickets each for Woakes & Plunkett
  2. Mohammed top-scores for Windies with 71
  3. Morgan - dropped on 4 - hits 112-ball ton 107
  4. Stokes hit three sixes in 55; Billings made 52
  5. Windies won toss; First of three ODIs; Antigua

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By Amy Lofthouse, Kal Sajad and Alan Jewell

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Goodbye!

A clinical and fairly comfortable victory for England, then, although they did look a tad nervy when the West Indian batsmen started to tee off towards the end.

They take a 1-0 series lead in the series -  and you can read the report from today's game here.

We'll be back on Sunday for the second ODI, which gets under way at 13:30 GMT, weather permitting. Thanks for keeping us company, and we'll see you in a couple of days' time.

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'I've enjoyed my cricket since the Big Bash'

England captain Eoin Morgan: "I've enjoyed my cricket since the Big Bash. I got some runs there, enjoy that competition and transferred it to India and now here.

"What pleased me the most in today's game was that we produced everything we spoke about before the game. We have set a benchmark and have to continue on this upward curve."

Morgan added that Ben Stokes was fit to bowl but he chose to bowl the spinners instead.

'Intelligent bowling from England'

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Liam Plunkett was setting up batsmen. Come round the wicket, tie them up then bowl the short ball. Intelligent bowling from England. 

Plunkett & Carter
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'Very encouraging signs'

More from West Indies captain Holder: "If we tighten up in a few areas, limit our extras, hold our chances, I'm not too worried.

"With the batting, It was important for two of the batters to consolidate. I thought they (Mohammed & Carter) did it nicely. It was turning a bit as well. 

"Very encouraging signs, we can see a lot of promise here. It's a matter of us putting together a strong game and going forward full of confidence."

'Stoke is a really rounded cricketer'

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Stokes is a really rounded cricketer now. Not only has he got the talent he can work around different cricketing conditions. He's showing he is really growing into that cricketer that he is. 

'Soft dismissals cost us'

West Indies captain Justin Holder, speaking to Sky Sports:  "I think we got off to a good start then we lost three wickets. I feel there were quite a few soft dismissals. All our chances - we could be a lot better.

"I thought Sam Billings played a very good innings. He took our spinners over the line. We dropped a few chances."

'Buttler couldn't find that flow'

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Buttler is someone we have grown to expect to come out in all conditions and deliver. He just couldn't find that flow today. Let's not forget this was a difficult wicket. Great to see he is still around, his glovework is terrific. 

Bairstow has been knocking on the door for a long time but Buttler has got a bit of a run. The thing with him is that there is fear from the opposition, whether he is in form or not they will always fear him.

Jos Buttler
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'Morgan really shone'

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Morgan's ability to first be patient when he started and then he accelerated. For me it showed his ability as a leader. It's a days like today where he really shone and showed why he is leading this young crop of players. 

The Steven Finn run-out

Fancy camera work to match the footwork...

Steven Finn
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'Credit to Sam Billings'

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Credit to Sam Billings, he's someone who has been around for a while and everyone is expecting him to get that opportunity but when he does, he comes in he grafts. A really good 50 from him today. 

Best ODI figures for Plunkett

Some solid figures from Liam Plunkett today.

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'Kudos to England'

Sir Curtly Ambrose

Former West Indies fast bowler on TMS

West Indies did make a fight of it but the top order did not click and put pressure on the middle order. Losing by 45 runs, even if top order scored some runs they could have won this game. 

Kudos to England they played well. They kept their compsure, never lost their focus and are the deserved winners. 

A tidy performance from England, and the West Indies will rue letting England get away this morning. Eoin Morgan was excellent, as was Ben Stokes, and Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes end up with four wickets each.

WICKET - ENGLAND WIN BY 45 RUNS

Gabriel c Buttler b Plunkett (WI 251)

All over. Shannon Gabriel spoons Liam Plunkett up into the air, Jos Buttler takes the catch, and after a brief pause as they try to work out if he hit it - he did - Gabriel departs. England secure a comfy 45-run victory and take a 1-0 series lead.

WI 250-9

Woakes 9-1-47-4

A slower delivery from Chris Woakes completely tricks Shannon Gabriel, who ends up thrusting his bat at fresh air. An excellent over from Woakes comes to an end. He recovered well from being tonked for six.

Shannon Gabriel is the last man in. An average of 2.00 across nine ODI matches.

WICKET

Nurse lbw b Woakes 21 (WI 250-9)

Front foot looks okay, there's no inside edge, and it's umpire's call on where the ball is hitting. Out. Off Ashley Nurse goes, looking thoroughly miffed with proceedings.

Sir Curtly Ambrose

Former West Indies fast bowler, on TMS

He's quite right to review it, he has one left so why not? It looked out straight away.

West Indies review

WI 250-8

Ah. Ashley Nurse has been given out lbw to Chris Woakes, hit flush on the pad by a big, full delivery. He reviews it because, well, why not?

WI 250-8

Shot! That's lovely from Ashley Nurse, straight back down the ground and flying over the boundary rope for six. Ooh, that went nicely, and Ben Stokes at long-on could only watch it fly over his head.

How fit is Stokes?

Sir Curtly Ambrose

Former West Indies fast bowler, on TMS

I wonder if Ben Stokes is carrying a slight injury and England don't want to risk him. They are doing well - they don't need to have him bowl.

WI 244-8

Target 297

Is Nurse going to go big? He gives himself space and an outside edge bounces short of third man and they go through for a single. 

Surprisingly, it's Bishoo who finds the boundary with a club down to midwicket for four. And he goes again! Opens up his body and drags it over to the leg-side. 12 from that over. 

WI 231-8

Target 297

Devendra Bishoo, the new man in, drives a single to get off the mark. The West Indies will need 65 from these final five overs, with two wickets in hand.

WI 231-8

Ooft! Ashley Nurse gets down on one knee and whack, that's gone well over the rope. He makes an almighty mess of the next delivery though, the ball going high into the air. Three fielders get under it, and three fielders watch the ball crash to the floor in the middle of them. 

'The nail in the coffin'

Sir Curtly Ambrose

Former West Indies fast bowler, on TMS

That's the nail in the coffin for the West Indies. Carlos Brathwaite is a player who, once he gets going, can take the game away from the opposition. 

You want to see a close game. Winning so convincingly doesn't paint the best picture, you want a competition. 

It's an easy win for England

Chris Woakes
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WICKET

Brathwaite c Root b Woakes 12 (WI 224-8)

Here's Chris Woakes, and his first two deliveries are pinpoint accurate. Carlos Brathwaite wants to swing hard but Woakes bowls a fuller length to keep him quiet. Eventually Brathwaite's patience runs out, a big heave-ho goes sky high and Joe Root snatches it up.  

WI 223-7

Target 297

Brathwaite isn't giving up as he slaps a short ball from Finn past long-on for four. That was pure power. The England bowler, sorting out his side-swept hair, walks back to his marker with a grin. Much better from Finn for the rest of the over. Eight off it. 

Sir Curtly Ambrose

Former West Indies fast bowler, on TMS

Brathwaite has no choice other than to go for it now. The asking rate is 11.5. They need boundaries.

WI 215-7

Target 297

Liam Plunkett fires through another over, with new man Ashley Nurse working a few singles here and there. It's dropped a little quieter in Antigua.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Roy & Stokes
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The West Indies have a lot to do now. It's not a pitch where you can catch up with the rate easily enough.

WICKET

Mohammed run out (Finn) 72 (WI 210-7)

And Jason Mohammed is gone. And with it, you assume, so is West Indies hopes of a win. A fine innings but it will be hard work for the hosts now. 

Steven Finn
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Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

That was great work from Finn - sidefooting the ball into the stumps as the batsman struggled to get home because of cramp.

Umpire review

WI 210-6

Mohammed and Brathwaite take some easy singles. Finn won't mind that - singles won't do it, they need to go big. But it's the last single of the over which proves interesting, Finn with some clever footwork side-foots the ball onto the stumps and is Mohammed on his way back to the pavilion? 

WI 205-6

Target 297

Jason Mohammed, still moving stiffly, takes a quick single and just slides his bat home to avoid the ball that is trickling towards the stumps. He and Carlos Brathwaite, who absolutely towers above him, have a fist bump and a quick chat.

Here's Carlos Brathwaite, who England all have very fond memories of. Or perhaps not. He's only made one 50 in all forms of cricket since that World Twenty20 final.

Simon Hughes

BBC Test Match Special commentator

That was short of a length, held back and it deceived the batsman.

WICKET

Holder c Buttler b Plunkett 4 (WI 201-6)

Got 'im! A slower bouncer does for Jason Holder. No foot movement, a bit of a waft, and an easy take for Jos Buttler behind the stumps. The imposing figure of Holder trudges off, as Liam Plunkett celebrates his third wicket of the afternoon.

Liam Plunkett
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Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I'd like to see Stokes bowl here today. I wonder if we'll see him come in at some stage today to try and make an impact. 

WI 201-5

Target 297

Steven Finn is introduced back into the attack. Jason Holder will face him. These two have a combined height of over 13 foot. Big lads. 

Holder and Mohammed rotate the strike. Five from the over. 

96 required from the final 10. Still no sign of Ben Stokes.