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Summary

  1. Three wickets each for Plunkett and Woakes
  2. Stokes traps Carlos Brathwaite lbw, two for Finn
  3. Root - dropped twice on 1 & 12 - anchors England with 101
  4. Hales smashes five sixes in superb 110 off 107 balls
  5. England win series 3-0

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By Amy Lofthouse

All times stated are UK

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So there you have it - a convincing, 3-0 series whitewash for England to round off their winter.

They've got some time to return to their counties, or in the case of some players, head off to the IPL, before their series against Ireland in May.

Thanks for joining us over the last week. Until next time...

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'Always being pushed for your place'

England all-rounder Chris Woakes - the man of the series - is asked which part of his game he is most pleased with: "Ball, I suppose. It's always nice to contribute with the bat when required but bowling is my primary skill. The more you play and gain experience in international cricket, the more you feel at home. We've got some great players in the team and there are always players pushing for places."

Asked about the Champions Trophy, he adds: "We're in a good place. The conditions back home are going to be slightly different but this is a good win for us and we can take it into the summer."

'Time off has done Hales the world of good'

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Extremely satisfied. Over the course of the series we have displayed different skills. Root and Hales put on an outstanding partnership and our bowling performance was outstanding. 

"It's a great position to be in. We had guys coming into the side who maybe didn't expect to play and made big contributions, match-winning ones. We have adapted to different conditions in this series. Outstanding effort from Alex Hales, a bit of time off has done him the world of good." 

Asked if he knows the 11 or 12 players who will form the side in the Champions Trophy, Morgan says: "11 or 12, absolutely not. We probably have 16 or 17 quality players to select from for the Champions Trophy."

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And Eoin Morgan strolls off to celebrate with his side. He says it'll be tough to pick just 11 players for the Champions Trophy.

'It's about making the most of it'

West Indies captain Jason Holder:  "Our performance wasn't up to scratch, we gifted a lot of free runs, although the bowlers were decent, and then we didn't put up a good fight with the bat at all. 

"I'm frustrated, I thought we were moving in the right direction. We've got to be lot sharper in the field and take our chances, we didn't do that throughout the series. 

"This group of players is what we have, I'm comfortable with what we have, we have a lot of talented players in the squad but it's about making the most of it."

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Man of the series - Chris Woakes

And it's Chris Woakes who is named man of the series for his seven wickets and 81 runs in the series. He's got a batting average of 81.00 and a bowling average of 12.71. An excellent series for Woakes, who has shown just how vital he is to England's one day attack.

England man of the match Alex Hales in the post-match presentation: "Very emotional time, the last six months have been long and frustrating. To come back in my first match and get a hundred is a great feeling. After choosing not to go to Bangladesh, in India the injury came at a bad time for me. I was a little bit anxious but that's only natural. Our plan was to attack the spinners."

Asked by Ian Ward if it was his most important hundred for England, Hales replied: "Definitely."

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Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

The West Indies top order - Kraigg Brathwaite, Lewis, Powell - were all just swiping with very little foot movement. We've seen some class from Jonathan Carter, Jason Mohammed and Shai Hope but they're being exposed. I'd have loved to have seen Carter express himself, but he's having to come in three down with no runs on the board. As a West Indies fan I'd be very disappointed.

Jason Holder gets a nice round of applause from the crowd, but he's not happy with his side. He describes it as a frustrating performance and admits his side were poor in the field. "There's only one place we can go, and that's forward.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

If we're being critical, England weren't able to punish West Indies at the end of their innings. They should have scored at least 15-20 more.

Man of the match - Alex Hales

Alex Hales has been named man of the match for his commanding 110 on his return to international cricket. He describes it as "an emotional time."

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I checked Buttler's last five ODIs and he hasn't got over 14. I don't think the questions are whether to replace him in the side, it's how do they get him back firing. Hales gave himself time today, which Buttler didn't. For me, it's about the coaches finding how to get Buttler back to his best. 

The man of the moment

 Joe Root has now made centuries in ODI's in four successive calendar years. He's the second man to do so for England - Marcus Trescothick made centuries in six successive years.

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Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Hales had to come back in. Players like him and Buttler instill fear into oppositions. He had a fabulous year last year. He took a little time today but once he stepped on the accelerator... 110 from 107 balls tells you all you need to know.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

Remember this a side where Jonny Bairstow can't get a game, James Vince can't get a game, Ben Duckett can't get a game. The depth of batting that England possess shows you how solid a top order they are.

This is also England's first one-day series whitewash since 2012, when they beat Pakistan.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

The pitch was a bit more exciting than Antigua in terms of life and we all thought 300 was on the cards. That partnership between Hales and Root was incredible. 

Tino Best

Former West Indies fast bowler on Test Match Special

The days of Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and those guys are gone, they are T20 cricketers. I would like to see Darren Bravo back into the middle order, working with those young players. It's all about getting better over a period of time. They need to look towards the next World Cup and try to win it.

That is England's fifth-largest winning margin in ODIs and the first time they have completed a one-day series whitewash over the West Indies since 1991. The home side, however, have now lost 12 of their last 13 ODIs against England, with seven of those defeats coming at home. 

Tino Best

Former West Indies fast bowler on Test Match Special

I think this West Indies team is inexperienced. They need to keep working hard and believing in their ability because the talent is there. Jason Holder needs to rally those young players. He is the captain and he needs to encourage them.

Centuries from Alex Hales and Joe Root allowed England to post a commanding 328, a total that the West Indies were never really going to get near. But a dreadful start, the opening batsman playing lazy shots, put them on the back foot instantly. England's seamers were excellent from the get-go, but they will face tougher challenges over the summer.

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WICKET - ENGLAND WIN BY 186 RUNS

Bishoo c Roy b Rashid 10 (WI 142)

And that is that. Devendra Bishoo takes aim and ends up swatting it straight to Jason Roy. A convincing series victory for England, over a pretty poor West Indies side.

WI 141-9

Plunkett 8-2-27-3

Joseph follows up that six with an aerial drive that flies over Chris Woakes' head for four, before a big swing and a miss brings about a wry grin from Liam Plunkett. He's displaying all the shots in his locker, pulling lustily for a single, before Devendra Bishoo defends the final ball of the over. That draws cheers from the crowd, who'd clearly prefer to see Joseph take on the next over.

Tino Best

Former West Indies fast bowler on Test Match Special

That's a big man shot, as we say in the Caribbean.

WI 134-9

That is massive from Alzarri Joseph. Absolutely massive. He watches Liam Plunkett bang the ball in and then heaves it, with utter distaste, over mid-wicket for six. Made a cracking noise off the bat, too.

WI 128-9

Here's Adil Rashid, who might be able to tidy things up quickly. The googly almost beats Alzarri Joseph but an inside edge saves him, before a big mow picks him up a single. I like Joseph's approach of hit it, and hit it hard. He picks out the fielder though to keep it to just four from the over.

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

That is the worst throw you have ever seen by Alex Hales. 20 yards away and he somehow missed the 6 foot 5 inch frame of Liam Plunkett.

WI 124-9

Plunkett 7-2-14-3

It takes some skill to chuck the ball over your six foot tall team-mate, but Alex Hales has managed it. Alzarri Joseph is halfway up the pitch, it should be a simple run-out for Hales, and he ends up lobbing the ball harmleslly over Liam Plunkett's head. Plunkett and Eoin Morgan look thoroughly miffed, while Hales wisely avoids eye contact. Devendra Bishoo then adds insult to injury with a lovely punch through the covers for four.

WI 119-9

Alzarri Joseph is not going to hang around. He has an almighty swipe at his first delivery from Steven Finn, and misses. That's an absolutely gorgeous shot, though. Straight back, pushed off the back foot and that's away for a boundary. That's the end of Steven Finn. He finishes with nice figures of 10-1-35-2.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I feel for Carter because he's done all the hard work today. He's been set up by England with the short ball. 

WICKET

Carter c Stokes b Finn 46 (WI 113-9)

Ah. There's the short ball from Steven Finn, Jonathan Carter can't resist taking it on and Ben Stokes in the deep hardly has to move to catch the ball. That's a real shame for Carter, who has been the only West Indies batsman to offer up any real resistance today.

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John Rodway : After Barcelona last night West Indies still in this... 

Ollie Randall : Only England could manage a humiliating batting collapse even in the middle of a one-sided thrashing

Jim McGrath : Can someone remind the skipper that Rashid's on the field, please....?! 

WI 112-8

Plunkett 6-2-9-3

Liam Plunkett is back into the attack and Jonathan Carter follows the age old adage that if you're gonna swing, then swing hard. A short ball gets pulled for two before a slower delivery, short again, spoons up towards Jason Roy but drops just short. England clearly don't fancy Carter against the short ball but he's dealt with it well so far.

Fazeer Mohammed

TMS commentator

Every two or three years West Indies find themselves in a rebuilding cycle, which falls apart at some point. Then they start again. It's depressingly repetitive to see how they've gone. It's almost like it's not a challenge for England anymore. 

WI 104-8

Carter 42, Bishoo 2

Steven Finn is back and Devendra Bishoo ends up half-ducking his first delivery as it snorts up into his ribs. A good over from Finn ends up a little off-target as a short ball is called a wide, but there's nothing in there for the West Indies to hit. 

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Carter does hit some delightful shots. 

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WI 101-8

I'm with you, Jake. It's not nice to see a side go down so meekly. Having said that, Jonathan Carter spies Chris Woakes' slower ball and launches it back over his head for a boundary. That's a lovely shot - it made a cracking noise off the bat. That brings up the 100 for the West Indies.

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Jake Organ : Shame to see the West Indies like this. I grew up on the great Windies side of the 80's and they inspired us boys to play.

Susan Ruth Gittins : I suffered many years of seeing The Windies roll England over so makes a nice change for the reverse to happen.

Iain Chambers: I've tickets for the t20 against Windies in the Summer. Doubt they'll last the 20 overs... 

WI 97-8

Carter 37, Bishoo 1

Ben Stokes, presumably cheered up after a bit of refreshment, carries on around the wicket. Meanwhile in the outfield, Alex Hales is whirling his arm around as though he fancies a bit of a bowl. That's a much tighter over from Stokes, and it'll be a maiden.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

It's been desperate going for the West Indies. I've also noticed the music has changed as the mood has changed - it started off with West Indian calypso music. Now it's pure English house music.