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  1. England 210-3 (30.5 overs) win by seven wickets
  2. Bairstow 100* from 97 balls; Root 54 (53)
  3. Windies 204-9 (42 overs): Holder 41*, Gayle 37
  4. Stokes 3-43, Rashid 2-31, Woakes 2-41
  5. England lead five-match series 1-0
  6. Windies now cannot automatically qualify for 2019 World Cup
  7. Match delayed by two hours by wet outfield

Live Reporting

By Kal Sajad, Stephan Shemilt and Mark Mitchener

All times stated are UK

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Goodnight ...

That is all from us today. England bounce back from Saturday's T20 loss with a comfortable win in the first ODI. West Indies miss out on automatic qualification for the 2019 World Cup.

Here is Stephan's report of today's match.

We will be back on Thursday as Trent Bridge hosts the second in this five-match series.

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England captain Eoin Morgan: "I thought we came back really well, it didn't take us long to adapt to conditions with the slower balls and variations, leaving us with a relatively not-too-hard target to chase down. Joe Root doesn't drop many catches and you've just got to try to create more chances. The bowling unit put in a really good benchmark for the start of the series.

"Jonny Bairstow was outstanding and it was a superb way to begin the series. After a performance like that, being there at the end showed his hunger."

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

West Indies are lacking a bit of craftmanship in their batting - we heard about how many twos were scored in the England innings, and West Indies don't really have that. Shai Hope has shown he's got some of that skill, but England have got lots of players who can do that like Bairstow and Root.

'We got stuck'

West Indies captain Jason Holder: "We were about 30 or 40 runs short and we didn't bowl as well as I thought we should. We were inconistent with our line and length.

"From a batting perspective, if we're not getting boundaries then we need to rotate the strike, we got stuck. We need to tighten up a bit, we lost wickets at crucial stages. We let ourselves down with the ball, too inconsistent and they scored too freely.

"There's a lot of work to be done but the series is not over, it's just one game."

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

West Indies are ninth in the world ODI rankings for a reason. They've got some of their major players back like Gayle and Samuels, but they've got to perform in West Indies colours.

'A wally dropped a catch'

England’s Joe Root speaking to TMS: "I thought we played well throughout, apart from the blip at the start, where a wally dropped a catch. But we held our composure and nerve. I thought we were excellent, adapted to the conditions quickly and were ruthless.

“Jonny was outstanding, it was nice to be out there and contribute with him. He’s had to wait for his opportunity because we are so strong in our batting in ODI cricket, which is exciting. But it shows the level of his ability to come in and take his chance after such a long time waiting. He’s been fantastic in red ball cricket and it’s great to see him come and do this.

“He’s got a big smile on his face and I’m sure we will hear about these runs for a long time. We are all really pleased for him.”

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

Ashley Nurse is a canny operator, but Devendra Bishoo never really found the right areas. A lot to work on for West Indies.

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Harry Goodwin: I wonder if Bairstow could transfer this opening form over to the Test game in Australia...

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Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

The space that became available was the opening spot - but it's about showing your class and your versatility to adapt.

I have just watched a replay of Bairstow reaching his century. A Superman pose as he ran through for the third, a lot of aggressive shouting, followed by acknowledgment of the dressing room, then a big sigh of relief as he looked to the heavens. All the emotions displayed.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Unbelievable from Bairstow, he's become one of my favourite England players as he's really had to graft for this opportunity in the one-day side. When the ball was there to be put away he put it away, but when it wasn't he maneuvered the ball with excellent timing.

England win by seven wickets

Eng 210-3

Stokes does not mess about! A six down over long-on to finish off the match. But today is all about Jonny Bairstow.

100 for Bairstow

Eng 202-7

He does it! Three runs to reach 100 from 97 balls. What a gem of an innings!

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

Jason Mohammed has had a bit of a torrid time in the field today.

Here's his blunder from earlier in this innings:

Eng 199-3

Bairstow 97, Stokes 15

A slow, skiddy delivery from Williams outside off and Bairstow squeezes it out to the third man boundary for four, Jason Mohammed with some schoolboy fielding. A further single takes him to 96. Stokes scampers through for a single.

Right then, a four to reach Bairstow's 100? Ohhhh, heart in the mouth moment as he plays a ramp shot which falls short of third man. He was a little worried there for a second.

Stokes advances down the wicket and swats a six down to the long-off boundary!

Six more needed to win, Bairstow needs three for 100. The most drama we have had in this innings!

Charles Dagnall

BBC Test Match Special

The Test side has those gaps at two, three and five, but for the one-day side you can think of Duckett, Roy, Vince and Billings who aren't in contention here. it just shows you what an embarrassment of riches that England have in one-day cricket that it's taken Jonny Bairstow so long to get into this side.

Eng 186-3

Bairstow 91, Stokes 8

West Indies going through the motions here as Stokes and Bairstow opt for the singles market, three of them to be exact.

England need 19 from 77 balls.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It doesn't feel like it's going to be a fingernail-biting climax. West Indies haven't been up to it, and Jonny Bairstow is going to get the headlines.

Eng 183-3

Bairstow 89, Stokes 7

Jonny Bairstow has seen a few of his team-mates come and go, but is still there and closing in on his century. Ben Stokes joins him and is off the mark with a slice through gully.

A slower ball from Williams is picked up Bairstow who gently pushes it to mid-off for a single. That brings Stokes back on strike and that's four very easy runs. A full-toss and the England all-rounder, off the toe end of the bat, with a firm-handed punch down the ground.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Morgan was surprised by the bounce, and Williams was delighted. In Morgan's last seven innings he had only made 12 runs, and at least he's got double figures today.


Morgan c Hope b Williams 10 (Eng 175-3)

The skipper falls cheaply again and won't see his side over the line. A decent delivery from Williams, the ball nipping back slightly from outside off and finding the edge of Morgan's bat. Straight into the gloves of Hope.

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Theo Bowyer: Is this Bairstow's audition for an Ashes opening spot? Whenever he plays he rarely lets the side down.

Jeremy Leese: Root at three and Bairstow at four in Tests would solve at least one problem in the Ashes batting line-up.

Eng 175-2

Bairstow 88, Morgan 10

Ashley Nurse with some flight and Bairstow gets down low to paddle-sweep down to third man for two. Oooh, a couple of play and misses from the opener. The first, he has a waft at a wide one. The second one finds bounce and turn as Bairstow plays inside the line.

Pressure of reaching his first ODI ton?

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Jason Holder has made some strange decisions in the field. Who's at backward point for the left-hander? Chris Gayle. You've got to put your best fielders in the most important positions.

Eng 172-2

Bairstow 86, Morgan 9

England may have batted professionally and picked the balls to hit, but West Indies have also offered far too much width outside that off stump. Jonny Bairstow punches off the back foot through the covers for three to pass his previous ODI high score of 83.

Slight hesitation between the England pair as Bairstow dabs and runs, but they get through comfortably. Seven from the over.

How's stat?!

Andy Zaltzman

BBC Test Match Special statistician

The Bairstow-Root partnership of 125 is England's joint highest for the second wicket on this ground and their third highest against West Indies.

Eng 165-2

England need 40 runs from 102 balls

Do you agree or disagree with Michael Vaughan? Pick your Ashes XI using our selector tool and you can decide which position Joe Root should bat at.

Eoin Morgan admitted after Saturday's T20 that he is looking to find some form. Well, he plays a glorious cover drive to send the ball racing down to the boundary. I'm sure that will do his confidence with the bat the world of good. A super shot.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

Given that Root bats at three in ODIs, why is he not keen to do so in Test cricket?

It's a good point. For one, he's not the captain, which gives him more leeway to bat at four in Test cricket. But you'd still have to find a number four. His record at four is outstanding, he's the captain and if he wants to bat at four I wouldn't be moving him from four.

Eng 159-2

Bairstow 82, Morgan 1

Captain Morgan is the new man in and is off the mark straight away with a single off the legs. Bairstow is rapid between the sticks and has no better dancing partner than his skipper, as England run through two to end the over.

46 from 108 needed.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

It just nipped back and got tight on him, he was trying to run it down to third man and it just got the inside edge onto the stumps.


Root b Williams 54 (Eng 156-2)

It's disappointment for Joe Root who plays on. Back of a length delivery from Kesrick Williams, returning for his third over, but Root plays off the inside edge of the bat and the ball clatters into the stumps.

Michael Vaughan

Ex-England captain on BBC Test Match Special

England are running them ragged now. There's no excuse for allowing two to cover point on the boundary, that's just lazy fielding.

50 for Root

Eng 150-1

Dan, this is looking like a perfect opportunity for him to reach three figures.

But for now let's applaud the England Test captain Joe Root for reaching his 33rd ODI half-century. He reaches it with a controlled pull shot down to deep mid-wicket. He has 52 from 51 balls. It also brings up England's 150.

Jerome Taylor, sporting a scruffy look with half of his collar up and the other not, looks deflated.

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Dan O'Brien: Feels like Bairstow is trying to make up for missing out on his ton during the Old Trafford Test against South Africa.

Eng 146-1

England need 59 runs to win

It seems like West Indies have given up. A big over for England.

A misfield through the legs of the fielder at backward points gifts England two runs, before Root drills one off the back foot for four. Bairstow then ends the over with consecutive boundaries, the first steered through the covers and the second smashed down the ground.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

Bairstow enjoyed the extra pace on the ball there, saw it early and got the width he was looking for.

Here's how Bairstow brought up his fifty a few minutes ago:

Eng 131-1

Bairstow 71, Root 39

We do see some pace as Jerome Taylor returns. I say that, the seamer bowls a slower ball (71mph), giving way too much width and a man in Bairstow's form has no problem in dispatching that to the deep point boundary for four.

74 more needed from 126 balls.

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Rae: If Hales is going to make the trip to Australia he is going to have to engage his brain and bat within himself.

Eng 126-1

Bairstow 67, Root 38

No pace, as Bishoo continues and it's back-to-back boundaries for Bairstow. Two very different fours, but both pure class.

The first, a poor, short ball from Bishoo and the England opener rocks back and thumps past mid-on. The second, soft and delicate hands and he guides it down to third man.

Runs from every ball of the over as England manage to find the gaps and run well between the wicket. This is a solid batting performance.

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Francis Edwards: I wonder how Hales would play if the white ball actually still nipped around. He was poor at it, just like in Tests.