Match Over - England won by 9 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: England, who chose to bat
  • Venue: The Rose Bowl, Southampton
  • Referee: J Srinath
  • When: 29 Sep 2017, 13:30 SAST
  • Winner: England
  • Man of the Match: JM Bairstow


  • Umpire1: MA Gough
  • Umpire2: SD Fry
  • Third Umpire: RJ Tucker



Overs: 38.0 / 50.0




Overs: 50.0 / 50.0

West Indies

England win by nine wickets and take the series 4-0. Rarely can a chase of 288 have been made to look so easy. There is such a gulf between these sides. It's been a difficult few days for England (and English cricket) but the team has kept its focus impressively. Bairstow rightly takes a standing ovation as he walks off, the final moment of the longest English season ever. England stumbled in the Champions Trophy, but overall a season of plenty of success. We'll stay with you for the presentations shortly.

Divyamsh: "What is the next fixture scheduled in England?" Brisbane, November 23, if you need reminding (if you don't count the warm-ups).

Presentation time...Man of the Match is Jonny Bairstow. "Pretty pleased, nice to finish a pretty long summer with some runs and head away with some confidence. Your first hundred is so important and you want to go from there. If selection doesn't go your way you have to bide your time and take your opportunity. Rest now, a couple of weeks off, back in the gym before we go away."

Player of the series is Moeen Ali. "I've just tried to ride the wave, work as hard as I could, and this summer it's paid off. I always look for the short boundary as much as I can! Not always easy batting at seven and eight. Adil takes a lot more wickets, I just try to bowl as tight as I can - didn't always work this series. I can't wait for Australia."

Jason Mohammed "In the bowling department it went wrong, we never had them under pressure. The bowlers we have are wicket-takers but it just wasn't happening in this game. Not much we could have done, we didn't find consistent areas at any point in time. In the middle part of the innings there was a lot of dot balls which is something we have to work on. With some of the senior guys back hopefully we can get the combination right and qualify for the World Cup."

Eoin Morgan "Extremely proud, it's been an incredibly long summer. We let ourselves down in one game in the Champions Trophy. Jonny really took his chance, Jason coming in as well. Fielding is an area we want to improve on. We took nothing lightly today and to win by nine wickets was excellent. We saw Tom in the T20s series and today was an outstanding debut. One aspect we have to bring into our game we have to work on the middle overs with the ball, get it moving sideways somehow, can't rely on our spinners. Our main focus is the World Cup in 2019, it's the biggest event we play. It's important we strive to improve."

Eoin Morgan lifts the trophy. And that just about wraps things up for tonight, this series and this season. It's been a pleasure to bring you the action over the last five months - those matches against Ireland in May feel a long time ago now! There are off-field issues to be resolved over the next period of time, but England will next be in action in Brisbane at the start of the Ashes. We'll be here for all that but, for now, from Gnasher, Alan and Miller it's goodbye and thanks for all your feedback over the season!

37.6MN Samuels to JE Root, BOUNDARY, 6 runs, finished with a six! Stays in crease, plants this straight down the ground with a meaty swing of the bat.
37.5MN Samuels to JM Bairstow, 1 run, dragged down short, played down to long-on.
37.4MN Samuels to JE Root, 1 run, pushed out to deep to point.
37.3MN Samuels to JM Bairstow, 1 run, short, punched off the back foot to long-on.
37.2MN Samuels to JM Bairstow, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, lovely, just opens up his stance a fraction drives through the off side.
37.1MN Samuels to JM Bairstow, No run, over the wicket, turned to midwicket.
End of over 37. 12 runs this over. 281/1 after 222 balls.
JM Bairstow 135 (110b 16x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 8-0-56-0
JE Root 39 (42b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Giles: "Nick knight in 1996 was the last England opener to score his first 2 100s in ODIs"

Corey: "How has the bowlers looked throughout the innings? Do they lack penetration? Are they not bowling the right lines and lengths or are they just tired?" Lack consistency, against a very good side it has to be said

End of over 36. 12 runs this over. 267/1 after 214 balls.
JM Bairstow 123 (104b 14x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 7-0-68-1
JE Root 37 (40b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 35. 6 runs this over. 255/1 after 210 balls.
JE Root 37 (40b 2x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 8-0-52-0
JM Bairstow 113 (100b 12x4 0x6 ) more

Ben: "Can everyone stop saying Johnny is in a "purple patch" or is "in nick", he's just a very good player l, period. And this is from Jos Buttler's biggest fan so a big compliment YJB"

End of over 34. 8 runs this over. 249/1 after 204 balls.
JE Root 36 (38b 2x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 7-0-56-1
JM Bairstow 108 (96b 11x4 0x6 ) more

Chris in Taunto: "At this rate, even if WI had scored 400 England could have toppled them. Sadly it's all too easy today."

Mohd Irshad: "What a year it has been for YJB, and now he has 2 ODI centuries as well. Thats the kind of confidence longer format success give you. Hope he takes this purple patch to ashes and beyond."

End of over 33. 13 runs this over. 241/1 after 198 balls.
JM Bairstow 101 (91b 10x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 7-0-46-0
JE Root 35 (37b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 32. 2 runs this over. 228/1 after 192 balls.
JE Root 32 (35b 2x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 6-0-48-1
JM Bairstow 91 (87b 8x4 0x6 ) more

On come the drinks, England sipping theirs from dainty glassware... Here's a classy gent to see things through: for one last time this summer, Andrew "Gnasher" McGlashan!

End of over 31. 12 runs this over. 226/1 after 186 balls.
JM Bairstow 90 (85b 8x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 6-0-33-0
JE Root 31 (31b 2x4 0x6 ) more

"If Joe Root makes it to 4,000 runs in this match, where will he rank on the list of fastest to 4,000?" I think he'll be third, Alex Chapman, slipping in ahead of Ole Virat

End of over 30. 9 runs this over. 214/1 after 180 balls.
JM Bairstow 79 (81b 6x4 0x6 ) R Powell 3-0-19-0
JE Root 30 (29b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 29. 6 runs this over. 205/1 after 174 balls.
JE Root 25 (27b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 7-0-54-0
JM Bairstow 75 (77b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"@Alan, what have you against RCB? Comments on both Kohli and Gayle go unpublished." Not quite sure what you're referring to, Yuvraj Jaiswal. I'm probably an RCB agnostic, if anything

End of over 28. 4 runs this over. 199/1 after 168 balls.
JE Root 19 (21b 0x4 0x6 ) R Powell 2-0-10-0
JM Bairstow 75 (77b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Some typically good statting, from Hypocaust: "This series currently has the 5th highest run rate (6.57 RPO) for a 2+ match ODI series. The post-2015 World Cup England side have been involved in 3 of those 5 series. Remarkable how seemingly straightforward this rate of scoring has become."

End of over 27. 6 runs this over. 195/1 after 162 balls.
JM Bairstow 73 (73b 6x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 6-0-48-0
JE Root 17 (19b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"@Kumar Vasnani- You missed Jake Ball's 94," sniggers Divyamsh

End of over 26. 6 runs this over. 189/1 after 156 balls.
JE Root 13 (15b 0x4 0x6 ) R Powell 1-0-6-0
JM Bairstow 71 (71b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 25. 2 runs this over. 183/1 after 150 balls.
JE Root 11 (13b 0x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 5-0-42-0
JM Bairstow 67 (67b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Here's Paul: "Good end to a difficult summer for Roy, bk-to-bk hundred partnerships with YJB bodes well considering the shenanigans of the last few days, Roy the aggressor, YJB the calming influence, a long-term opening partnership perhaps?" And maybe they could be fused together to form an all-action ginger allrounder, too

"The last 2 days have not been so good for milestones, Markram 97, Elgar 199, now Roy 96," notes Kumar Vasnani

End of over 24. 9 runs this over. 179/1 after 143 balls.
JE Root 10 (9b 0x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 5-0-46-1
JM Bairstow 66 (64b 6x4 0x6 ) more

Right, and that is "over". Moving on

"Think with Jonny now playing three formats he should ascend to JB and Jos Buttler should need an extra initial. MJB, Mumbai's Jos Buttler," suggests Nick

End of over 23. 8 runs this over. 170/1 after 138 balls.
JM Bairstow 63 (62b 6x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 7-0-44-0
JE Root 9 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) more

"Thilak Ram is the real hero of Cricinfo commentary... how many awards does he get per year?" I will print out this comment and put it in a frame for him, Graeme

End of over 22. 7 runs this over. 161/1 after 131 balls.
JM Bairstow 60 (59b 6x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 4-0-36-1
JE Root 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 21. 8 runs this over. 154/0 after 126 balls.
JM Bairstow 59 (58b 6x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 6-0-36-0
JJ Roy 94 (68b 11x4 1x6 ) more

Here's Alex Chapman: "He's changed to his desk?? You mean to tell us Thilak Ram is capable of a metamorphosis into a desk? Why are we talking about cricket when this is going on!?" People always used to say he was wooden...

"I thought YJB stood for Young Jonny Bairstow as Bumble refers to him. No?" That's an acceptable variant, James. But while he won't always be young, he'll always be Yaarkshire

Mohammed puts a slip in now

End of over 20. 15 runs this over. 146/0 after 120 balls.
JJ Roy 87 (65b 10x4 1x6 ) MN Samuels 3-0-28-0
JM Bairstow 58 (55b 6x4 0x6 ) more

"His mother," chortles DAvidS, re. YJB's origins

End of over 19. 5 runs this over. 131/0 after 114 balls.
JM Bairstow 52 (51b 5x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 5-0-28-0
JJ Roy 78 (63b 10x4 0x6 ) more

Divyamsh: "No break for Thilak Ram?" Never... He's chained to his desk

"You do you guys keep referring Bairstow as YJB? I checked his name and its Jonathan Marc Bairstow." You're very sharp, Bikash Verma. But where does he come from?

End of over 18. 7 runs this over. 126/0 after 108 balls.
JM Bairstow 49 (47b 5x4 0x6 ) MN Samuels 2-0-13-0
JJ Roy 76 (61b 10x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 17. 8 runs this over. 119/0 after 102 balls.
JJ Roy 76 (61b 10x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 4-0-23-0
JM Bairstow 42 (41b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 16. 6 runs this over. 111/0 after 96 balls.
JJ Roy 70 (57b 9x4 0x6 ) MN Samuels 1-0-6-0
JM Bairstow 40 (39b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Time for a drink. Mostly serene from England so far. On track for 4-0. Can West Indies change things? To find out it's back to Alan

Mike: "Why do West Indies not consider Roach and Gabriel for ODI's?" Saving for Test cricket with their fitness records?

End of over 15. 6 runs this over. 105/0 after 90 balls.
JJ Roy 65 (52b 9x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 3-0-15-0
JM Bairstow 39 (38b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 11 runs this over. 99/0 after 84 balls.
JJ Roy 61 (48b 9x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 4-0-40-0
JM Bairstow 37 (36b 5x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 3 runs this over. 88/0 after 78 balls.
JM Bairstow 36 (34b 5x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 2-0-9-0
JJ Roy 51 (44b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 8 runs this over. 85/0 after 72 balls.
JM Bairstow 35 (31b 5x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 3-0-29-0
JJ Roy 49 (41b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Pearson: "What are the odds of WI qualifying directly to the WC if they loose today?" That ship sailed after the first game of the series, I'm afraid. They had to win 5-0 or 4-0. They are in the qualifiers now

End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 77/0 after 66 balls.
JM Bairstow 28 (26b 4x4 0x6 ) AR Nurse 1-0-6-0
JJ Roy 48 (40b 7x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 71/0 after 60 balls.
JM Bairstow 23 (22b 3x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 3-0-29-0
JJ Roy 47 (38b 7x4 0x6 ) more

Sid N: "Wasn't, as per the new rules, umpires call verdict no to impact number of reviews left for WI?" Doesn't impact this series

End of over 9. 9 runs this over. 63/0 after 54 balls.
JJ Roy 44 (35b 7x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 5-0-21-0
JM Bairstow 18 (19b 2x4 0x6 ) more

shubh: "When an Englishmen is commenting the match, you can't expect a comment about opposition player or such, just pure talk of English players, their coach, conditions, blah blah ! I know this won't go through!" Glad you are enjoying the coverage

End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 53/0 after 47 balls.
JM Bairstow 16 (17b 2x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 2-0-20-0
JJ Roy 36 (30b 6x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 7. 4 runs this over. 43/0 after 42 balls.
JJ Roy 31 (26b 5x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 4-0-12-0
JM Bairstow 12 (16b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 10 runs this over. 39/0 after 36 balls.
JJ Roy 28 (21b 5x4 0x6 ) ML Cummins 1-0-10-0
JM Bairstow 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 2 runs this over. 29/0 after 30 balls.
JJ Roy 18 (15b 3x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 3-0-8-0
JM Bairstow 11 (15b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 12 runs this over. 27/0 after 24 balls.
JM Bairstow 10 (10b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 2-0-21-0
JJ Roy 17 (14b 3x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 3. 4 runs this over. 15/0 after 18 balls.
JM Bairstow 9 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 2-0-6-0
JJ Roy 6 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 2. 9 runs this over. 11/0 after 12 balls.
JJ Roy 5 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) AS Joseph 1-0-9-0
JM Bairstow 6 (5b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Kingsbury: "Moeen Ali, the player who scored 150(104) in the last two games deserves to bat up the order. What are your thoughts on this?" He's pretty effective where he is

End of over 1. 2 runs this over. 2/0 after 6 balls.
JJ Roy 1 (5b 0x4 0x6 ) JE Taylor 1-0-2-0
JM Bairstow 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Divyamsh : "What are the odds of change in batting order? Moeen-Roy opening, Billings on No.4 and Bairstow at No. 6 !!" Slim

JJ RoyLBW ML Cummins9670111137.14
JM Bairstownot out 141114170123.68
JE Rootnot out 464421104.55
EJG Morgan -
JC Buttler -
SW Billings -
MM Ali -
TK Curran -
AU Rashid -
LE Plunkett -
JT Ball -
Total 294/1
JE Taylor8.005206.5
AS Joseph7.005407.71
ML Cummins8.007018.75
AR Nurse8.005607
MN Samuels4.0041010.25
R Powell3.001906.33