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Summary

  1. England win by six runs on DLS method
  2. Win five-match series 3-0, one match to play
  3. England were 181-5 before Moeen and Buttler shared 77
  4. Roy 84, Joseph five wickets
  5. WI 356-5: Lewis retired hurt 176 (130)
  6. Holder 77 (62), Mohammed 46 (71)

Live Reporting

By Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye ...

A well timed run-chase which ended with England narrowly making it over the DLS par score. Unfortunate for the West Indies, particularly Evin Lewis and Alzarri Joseph.

That's all from us. Join us on Friday as the final ODI takes place in Southampton. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Goodbye!

The story of the day ...

So, to the back-end of this match ....

West Indies were in top after Joseph's five wickets, but step up Mr. Jos Buttler and Mr. Moeen Ali. The pair put on 77 from eight overs.

England captain Eoin Morgan was not at the presentation as the side were in a team-meeting.

West Indies captain Jason Holder: "Evin set the tone for us up front and was able to bat deep. Unfortunately he was unable to bat in the last few overs.

"He had to adjust to the situation. When he gets in he goes big. The stand with Mohammed was crucial and he was able to kick-on at the back end.

"We always know the potential of Alzarri. He came in in the middle overs and gave us the impact we needed.

"It's not often you one guy scores 170, another gets five wickets and you lose the game. We were aware of the DLS situation but we couldn't stem the flow of runs."

With no dry patch on the surface, the post-match presentation is taking place up on the balcony.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Morgan's position will come under scrutiny, but it shouldn't. He's done a brilliant job. What he has done for the mindset of this team should not be overlooked.

The story of the day

As we wait for the thoughts and reactions from the captains/players, back to our story of the day.

With Roy and Bairstow in control for England, Alzarri Joseph struck with five wickets, leaving the hosts reeling. Eoin Morgan struggled again. There was also a fine catch from Chris Gayle.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It's a shame the rain came, because it was turning out to be a belting game.

BreakingEngland win by 6 runs (DLS method)

And there it is. No more cricket at The Oval and England have won the fourth ODI and the series, with one match to play.

It looks like it may be over. The umpires have inspected the wicket and are now shaking hands with both teams. Just waiting for confirmation ...

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Jason Roy made batting look like the easiest task on the planet. He was beautiful out there today.

The story of the day ...

With the target set at 357, Jason Roy made the most of his recall to the England ODI side, getting the hosts off to a flying start.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

What a knock by Evin Lewis. He made it look easy. He was going on for 200 plus. He recognised he situation and held in the reigns and knocked it about, until he decided to go.

The story of the day ...

But then Evin Lewis showed us what all the hype is about.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Chris Woakes bowled beautifully at the start. He got three very good wickets and we thought that was it.

The story of the day ...

Let's have a recap of today's play.

It started off well for the hosts and Chris Woakes in particular, who took three early wickets.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

James Anderson rates no one. He always thinks he can nick people off. He said about Foakes "he's a good player". He's a good lad too, you need good tourists, like Steve Harmison. He once didn't take his blue pads on tour so he could fit more sweets in his bag. We used to call his room The Harmison Arms. He'd have a dart board, a bath filled with ice and 50 beers, and Auf Wiedersehen Pet on the telly.

As it stands ...

Here is the moment the umpires made the decision to leave the field ...

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

Brisbane will be crucial to how it goes down there. If England can get out of there with a draw...

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Are the Aussies having the same debate as to which of their players will be in their squad? The emphasis always seems to be on us. Shouldn't we be looking at what they're up to to inform our choices?

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Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

There's a feeling that Adil Rashid isn't comfortable with the red ball. He's a fine white-ball bowler and that is what he wants to be.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

I like the decision to take Mason Crane, but I wonder why Adil Rashid has been discarded?

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

If only Moeen could take his confidence with the bat through to his bowling, because I think he is as good a bowler as he is batsman. He just doesn't believe in himself.

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Jonny Wilson: Looks like it could be Duckworth-Lewis 1, Evan Lewis 0.

Alex Haworth: I was wondering when the rain would arrive in the south. It's been pouring for a couple of hours in Sheffield. End of the game.

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

The cut-off is 20:45, but they have been slow with the over-rate. That could push it back. They won't call it off just yet.

Well done to Alzari Joseph. Another building block in a young career. 5 fer. Courage under pressure.πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Simon Mann

BBC Test Match Special commentator

The feeling is that now this rain has started, it won't stop.

Rain stops play - Eng 258-4

England are six runs ahead of DLS par score

Jason Holder brings back Alzarri Joseph, the man with five wickets to his name. He bowls one ball, which is clipped down to fine leg for two.

Hold on ... they're coming off. The DLS par score is now 252, England are six runs ahead.

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

West Indies are getting Moeened at the moment.

Eng 256-4

DLS par score: 252, Target: 357

Moeen Ali strikes the ball so, so well. Right in the block from Jerome Taylor and Moeen drives it past a diving wide mid-off for another four.

It's raining! England are level on DLS par score, with one ball left in the over ... and Moeen drives through extra cover for four.

England are now ahead on DLS. Drama!

Phil Tufnell

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It has to stop somewhere. Just because it's raining somewhere in London, it doesn't mean it will rain everywhere in London.

Eng 245-5

Buttler 39, Ali 39

West Indies mixing up their bowlers as Miguel Cummins comes on. Wide, full and Moeen slashes and slashes well. It went through the hands of backward point. It went fast, but it's a chance.

A big swing from Moeen and he slices it down to third man for just the single. Then Buttler finds the boundary with a cheeky little shuffle across the wicket ramp shot, down to fine leg. Premeditated and perfectly executed.

Moeen can do no wrong. A bit too over-pitched from Cummins and Moeen makes some space and sends it down to the long-off boundary.

50 partnership is up and that's 15 from the over. England are three behind the DLS par score.

Jos Buttler
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Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

The crowd is getting on the backs of the West Indies. They sense that they are slowing the game down, which they might be.

Eng 230-5

DLS par score: 245, Target: 357

Jason Holder continues. Moeen Ali drives through extra cover for two. A single brings Jos Buttler on strike, who drives through the cover region for two of his own. There is definitely some intent here from England. They know they need to go big, and go big now.

Holder gets away with one as Moeen fails to capitalise on a slower ball full-toss. Another dot ball. A good over for the tourists.

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

England sense rain in the air. The next 15 minutes could be crucial.

Eng 224-5

Buttler 30, Moeen 27

A single from Moeen brings Jos Buttler on strike, but England's wicketkeeper struggles to find the same big shots. A clip through square-leg and two rapid runs to end the over.

England are 18 runs behind the DLS par score.

Ebony Rainford-Brent

Ex-England batter on BBC Test Match Special

I'm nervous for Nurse with the way that Moeen is striking it. He needs to vary the angle.

Eng 221-5

SIX! He swings his axe and smashes it over mid-wicket.

FOUR! He clubs it back past the bowler.

SIX! Down on one knee and lofted over long-on.

Are we seeing some Moeen magic again?

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

DLS par at the end of the 32nd over was 242.

Eng 205-5

Buttler 28, Moeen 10

Captain Jason Holder brings himself back on, he has a swagger to his walk as he returns to his mark. Jos Buttler takes a few strides forward and looks to drive through the covers, but instead it's a play and a miss and through to Hope behind the stumps.

This time he does connect as Marlon Samuels at backward point lets it go through his hands for four. Sloppy, but West Indies have taken some fine catches today.

Gayle dives at cover to stop a potential four. Looks like he's enjoying being out on the field today.