Match Over - England won by 7 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: West Indies, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 19 Sep 2017, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JM Bairstow


  • Umpire1: RT Robinson
  • Umpire2: SD Fry
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 30.5 / 42.0




Overs: 42.0 / 42.0

West Indies

8.34pm So, that'll do for tonight. Cheers for your comments, see you on Thursday for the second ODI at Trent Bridge.

No surprises, the man of the match is Jonny Bairstow. "I said to Stokesy halfway down, not again," after getting 99 here in the Test match. "It seems a long time ago I made my debut in one-day cricket, but with the strength in depth of the England side, opportunities are so few and far between. It's why we've gone on to make scores of 400."

8.28pm Time for some presentations. Here's Jason Holder to talk through his defeat. "We were probably 30-40 runs, but we didn't bowl as well as we should. We leaked boundaries. We needed to rotate the strike, it's been an area of concern for a while. We lost wickets at crucial stages, and that doesn't help with momentum. But with runs on the board we should have given a better account of ourselves."

Eoin Morgan: "We adapted well to the conditions, we executed exceptionally well to give us a relatively easy target. Adil, he bowled exceptionally well today, the unit as a whole put in a good benchmark for the series.

On Bairstow: "Being there at the end epitomises how hungry he is to be a part of the eleven."

8.24pm West Indies, of course, have now missed their final opportunity to secure automatic qualification for the World Cup. The show's not over, of course, but they'll now need to battle with the likes of Ireland, Scotland, Afghanistan and Zimbabwe. Only two can make it all the way... dicey times for the two-times champions.

8.16pm So, that is that. England win by seven wickets, with oodles to spare. Not a lot for West Indies to take away from that beating, to be honest. Some signs of life from Gayle at the top of the order, and Holder at the death. But they never really threatened to defend a mediocre total.

Akshit: "A hundred by Bairstow against weakest of bowling attacks wont close doors for Roy right away, right?" No, but it's not exactly going to open them in a hurry either

Amogh K: "Not Root, but YJB is the run-machine in this team. Plays at any position, keeps wickets, performs in all 3 formats, always smiles. Take a bow mate"

30.5AR Nurse to BA Stokes, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, tonk! Into the stands to win the match! Stokes had been itching to cut loose, and finally has full licence. High and mighty over mid-on, and England have cruised to a crushing win.
30.4AR Nurse to BA Stokes, 2 runs, flicked to leg, a fumble at midwicket, and this game is all but cooked.
30.3AR Nurse to JM Bairstow, 3 runs, crashed through the covers, is this it? They run one, turn for two, there's a slip, but yes, back he comes, it's a century for Jonny Bairstow! He had to earn his opportunity and how he has seized it!.
30.2AR Nurse to JM Bairstow, No run, leans back for a swipe through the covers. Could have taken the single, but not sure he trusts his team-mate's intentions!.
30.1AR Nurse to JM Bairstow, No run, forward, punched to cover.
End of over 30. 13 runs this over. 199/3 after 180 balls.
BA Stokes 15 (8b 1x4 1x6 ) KOK Williams 6-0-50-2
JM Bairstow 97 (94b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Alex Sterba: "No 6's in the entire match. Could have got pretty good odds on that before the match I'd say..." Lucky you didn't!

JH: "Is it me or does Malan in this side instead of one of the bowlers make this a much stronger side?" It's just you. Next!

Yoel: "The only way to get this match interesting now is to have Samuels bowl" Valid

Rajindra: "I am a frustrated Sri Lanka fan. Windies are my favorites other than Sri Lanka since 1970s. I always wished Windies when they play others except Sri Lanka. Today, first time in my life I am praying Windies be lost to England. But if they lose this, then I will pray for for their victory in all other 4 matches. " Defeat here, and Sri Lanka confirm their automatic place in the World Cup. West Indies head for the qualifiers

End of over 29. 3 runs this over. 186/3 after 174 balls.
JM Bairstow 91 (90b 10x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 8-0-37-0
BA Stokes 8 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Arthur: "Re. 24.4 - "a few fewer wides". Isn't "a few fewer", "more"?" Err... yes, no, maybe. I'm confused now

End of over 28. 8 runs this over. 183/3 after 168 balls.
BA Stokes 7 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 5-0-37-2
JM Bairstow 89 (87b 10x4 0x6 ) more

Speak: "Come on Mr Williams pull out your imaginary notebook and jot that one down because it is worth it" I think his mate Chadwick put paid to that affectation!

Alex Sterba: "This could be blasphemy, but what has Jos Buttler done for me (and England) lately? I might have a short memory, but I can certainly see a path to YJB taking the gloves and Roy also in the side." Burn him! He's a witch!

End of over 27. 3 runs this over. 175/2 after 162 balls.
JM Bairstow 88 (85b 10x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 7-0-34-0
EJG Morgan 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

David: "The Samuels - Stokes thing was a little bit lame. Like Chandler and Ross's arm wrestle all those years ago. Needs to be spiced up a bit." Fair point. I vote muskets

Peter: "Come on we need Jonny B to knock these runs off before Bake-Off starts!" Well, quite

End of over 26. 7 runs this over. 172/2 after 156 balls.
EJG Morgan 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 4-0-29-1
JM Bairstow 86 (80b 10x4 0x6 ) more

Ishag Vargr: "I thought WI winning 4-1 would be enough for direct qualification to WC'19. How losing this match makes them crash out?" The washout in Belfast last week changed the requirements

Paul: "I am sure someone has already made the point but do you think Bairstow could be the answer to England's test opener woes? Is he the next A Stewart?" I wouldn't go down that route, personally. Too valuable in the middle-order. But then, that middle order is more congested than rush-hour Dhaka

Rajiv Guliani: "Exactly same runs (41) required in same overs (17.1) that Samuels and Hope managed in their partnership in same overs." Oops

Mark: "Ah! Simon Jones. He was the missing link that turned a decent attack into a great one and when he went lame with what seemed initially to be a minor niggle (he was rested as a precaution and never played again...) the attack was never the same again."

End of over 25. 6 runs this over. 165/2 after 149 balls.
EJG Morgan 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 7-0-46-1
JM Bairstow 82 (76b 10x4 0x6 ) more

Kunal: "Surprising to see that Bairstrow has 42+ average with no centuries. Hope he completes this time." He might need Morgan to ease up, and a few fewer wides ...

End of over 24. 5 runs this over. 157/2 after 143 balls.
EJG Morgan 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 3-0-20-1
JM Bairstow 80 (75b 10x4 0x6 ) more

Arro: "What is this mythical creature "fully fit Mark Wood"?" Well quite. England would probably settle for three-and-a-half Ashes Tests in a Simon Jones redux role, to be honest

So, hello then Eoin Morgan. He's not been spotted much in the middle this summer

Robert: "Sometimes two very good batsman just take the game away from you, if you are lacking an x factor bowler to change the game it is difficult to maintain intensity in the field"

Kaushik: "England have a gun batting line up that can chase any total but they don't have the bowling unit that can defend totals against quality sides despite having plenty of options it doesn't look threatening and lacks leadership." Some grains of truth. They do need a fully fit Mark Wood, in all formats

Lawrence: "Root passing 50 every 3rd innings is some stat" Innit

End of over 23. 6 runs this over. 152/1 after 138 balls.
JE Root 52 (51b 4x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 6-0-40-1
JM Bairstow 79 (73b 10x4 0x6 ) more

Harshal Shah: "This is really toothless bowling by WI. Their morale looked much better when they were playing the T20. This one doesn't even look like a team. Games and tournaments are won by teams not individuals. Their energy, body language doesn't look right either." We've been here before with West Indies on this tour. And they've retained the capacity to bounce back when the mood takes them!

WAQAR: "It appears Roy is not going to get another chance anytime soon." Seems so. Lose your place at your peril in this batting line-up

End of over 22. 15 runs this over. 146/1 after 132 balls.
JM Bairstow 79 (73b 10x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 6-0-48-0
JE Root 46 (45b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Right, that will be drinks... and this will be Miller's chase to steer. Ciao!

End of over 21. 5 runs this over. 131/1 after 126 balls.
JM Bairstow 71 (70b 8x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 5-0-34-1
JE Root 39 (42b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"I think England is strong except for Morgan. He is not the right person to lead England to an ICC event championship." Hmmm, don't know about that, Piyush. He's led England to a World T20 final and a Champions Trophy semi in the last 18 months...

"Would like to see Bairstow go on and get a hundred from this point," muses David. The maths are in his favour...

End of over 20. 12 runs this over. 126/1 after 120 balls.
JE Root 38 (40b 3x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 5-0-33-0
JM Bairstow 67 (66b 7x4 0x6 ) more

"How are the spinners bowling? any assistance from the pitch?" Not bad, and a little bit, Jeetu. But WI need a shovel-full of emergency aid, rather than "assistance"

"That innings of YJB on debut is still afresh, where he was smashing it straight over sight screen," muses Phani. "But what has been the reason for his spared inclusion into team? Has he been out of form or team was so strong to break into? He is a real talent, me thinks." Ah, that night in Cardiff... well, he struggled in all formats for a while, but looks a certain starter now

End of over 19. 6 runs this over. 114/1 after 114 balls.
JM Bairstow 57 (62b 5x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 6-0-31-0
JE Root 36 (38b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"Come on folks, England is strong here," pleads Mohan. "WI should have toured SL or vice versa. It would have been neck to neck fight. England, under Morgan are at new heights. They almost were in finals of CT, just choked at last moment. Credit to Pak there though"

End of over 18. 2 runs this over. 108/1 after 108 balls.
JM Bairstow 56 (61b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 4-0-21-0
JE Root 31 (33b 3x4 0x6 ) more

"As the lights come into play, Night Nurse should be effective - Gregory Isaacs (1982)," croons Martin Mulkearn, to the enjoyment of no one

End of over 17. 6 runs this over. 105/1 after 101 balls.
JE Root 30 (32b 3x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 5-0-24-0
JM Bairstow 54 (55b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Here's christian: "Where would you place a bear trap for Bairstow? Square leg? Cow corner? tough captaincy decision..." Probably outside his hotel room, would work best

"Now what's the excuse West Indies have if they loose this? Common Gayle you shown your magic almost with all the clubs. Time to work for Caribbean Team... Take this young West Indies Team to some standards. Need to play as well as guide, coach this young team." No excuses, I'm sure, Sanjay. But this is arguably their worst format now

End of over 16. 5 runs this over. 99/1 after 96 balls.
JM Bairstow 51 (53b 5x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 3-0-19-0
JE Root 29 (29b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 15. 2 runs this over. 94/1 after 90 balls.
JM Bairstow 47 (51b 4x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 4-0-18-0
JE Root 28 (25b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Decent over from Nurse, though WI really need wickets to put the pressure on England here

End of over 14. 8 runs this over. 92/1 after 84 balls.
JM Bairstow 46 (46b 4x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 2-0-14-0
JE Root 27 (24b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 2 runs this over. 84/1 after 78 balls.
JM Bairstow 43 (43b 4x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 3-0-16-0
JE Root 22 (21b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 6 runs this over. 82/1 after 72 balls.
JM Bairstow 42 (38b 4x4 0x6 ) D Bishoo 1-0-6-0
JE Root 21 (20b 2x4 0x6 ) more

*jinx alert* This is all rather easy for England right now

End of over 11. 7 runs this over. 76/1 after 66 balls.
JM Bairstow 37 (33b 4x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 2-0-14-0
JE Root 20 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Oi! Less of this talk of England 'coasting'!! I know your game." Perish the thought, Jamie Dow... But we do like to keep things interesting

End of over 10. 6 runs this over. 69/1 after 60 balls.
JE Root 14 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 2-0-15-0
JM Bairstow 36 (30b 4x4 0x6 ) more

"Best pair between the wickets in world cricket," wagers Hello Nik. They are a right pair of scurrying Tykes

End of over 9. 7 runs this over. 63/1 after 54 balls.
JM Bairstow 33 (27b 4x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 1-0-7-0
JE Root 11 (13b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"Has Jimmy Anderson officially started his commentary career with this match or just today for a change?" Think he's on for this series, shrikant. Toe in the water, etc

End of over 8. 9 runs this over. 56/1 after 48 balls.
JM Bairstow 27 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) KOK Williams 1-0-9-0
JE Root 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) more

"I assume that cries of 'Yorkshire! Yorkshire!' are ringing round Old Trafford, in loyal support of the current pair...?" Doubtless, Jamie Dow. Gnasher is leading the chant himself, I should think

YJB has quietly made a decent start, in only his second ODI as an opener...

"C'mon boys, take some wickets and bring it home for your brothers and sisters dealing with the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria," chirps AmericanCricket. "Give them something to smile about in these hard times."

End of over 7. 9 runs this over. 47/1 after 42 balls.
JM Bairstow 19 (18b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 4-0-29-1
JE Root 9 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Here's BOB: "@James Dow - that's what I love about England's limited-over squad (particularly the ODI squad) is that they have so much flexibility and batting power - for example they have the likes of Duckett, Billings, Roy and players like TRJ who are handy allrounders"

End of over 6. 6 runs this over. 38/1 after 36 balls.
JM Bairstow 15 (15b 2x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 3-0-18-0
JE Root 4 (7b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Nikhil: "Is Chris Gayle on the field?" Yep, he's fielding at slip, according to Gnasher

End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 32/1 after 30 balls.
JE Root 1 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 3-0-20-1
JM Bairstow 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Just looked down Eng's batting lineup ... wow!" gasps Jamie Dow. "There is no tail whatsoever. Without exaggeration, they bat down to 11."

"If Eng wins this match, SL have a chance to direct qualify for WC 2019. Isn't it?" Not just a chance, Surangan. They're in

End of over 4. 6 runs this over. 27/0 after 24 balls.
JM Bairstow 12 (12b 2x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 2-0-12-0
AD Hales 15 (12b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 6 runs this over. 21/0 after 18 balls.
AD Hales 14 (10b 3x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 2-0-15-0
JM Bairstow 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Chris Ramirez: "Jerome Taylor. Good memories. My favourite of his blasts from the past is the 6/84 vs Australia, including THAT CATCH to remove Warne. West Indies need that today."

End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 15/0 after 12 balls.
JM Bairstow 7 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) JO Holder 1-0-6-0
AD Hales 8 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"Where is Gabriel, arguably WI's best bowler? Am I missing something?" I think, Rizwan, he's a bit fragile at the moment - played well during second and third Tests, possibly being saved for Zimbabwe

Two slips in

End of over 1. 9 runs this over. 9/0 after 6 balls.
AD Hales 8 (4b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 1-0-9-0
JM Bairstow 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more

So, Hales is into his stride... WI need wickets, you feel

JM Bairstownot out 10013097110103.09
AD HalesC E Lewis B JE Taylor19201440135.71
JE RootB KOK Williams54775340101.89
EJG MorganC SD Hope B KOK Williams1017111090.91
BA Stokesnot out 23151012230
JC Buttler -
MM Ali -
AU Rashid -
CR Woakes -
DJ Willey -
LE Plunkett -
Total 210/3
JE Taylor7.004616.57
JO Holder3.001806
KOK Williams6.005028.33
AR Nurse8.504805.43
D Bishoo6.004808