Alex Hales and Liam Plunkett star as England seal 3-0 whitewash over West Indies at Barbados

England produced another clinical all-round performance against West Indies in the third and final game of bilateral one day series played at Kensington Oval, Barbados to win by 186 runs to complete a 3-0 whitewash on the hosts.

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England batted first and scored 329 runs with Alex Hales and Joe Root scoring big tons for the side. Liam Plunkett and Chris Woakes proved to be a lethal combination for the hosts as the side got bundled out for 143 runs. Kieron Powell and Evin Lewis perished in the first five overs of the innings. Both the openers gave away their wickets while Kraigg Brathwaite also fell to give Chris Woakes his second wicket of the match.

Jason Mohammad and Shai Hope tried to build the innings after a woeful start to the innings. Mohammad went for an expensive shot to see Liam Plunkett clean bowled him for 10 runs to see West Indies slump to 32 for 4 after 12.1 overs. Hope also became Plunkett’s second victim to see the hosts lose their fifth wicket after 16 overs.

Liam Plunkett bagged another one as he dismissed West Indies Captain Jason Holder for a duck. Jonathan Carter was only batsman who showed application and grit to top score for West Indies with 46 runs off 77 balls while the rest could only must single digit scores. Carlos Braithwaite’s poor run continued with the bat while Alzarri Joseph struck some blows at the end to bring some joy to the disappointed fans as England dismissed West Indies for 142 runs in the 39th over to complete a clean sweep in the one day series. With the series win, England have completed a whitewash over West Indies for the first time since 1990.

Alex Hales was named man of the match for his splendid century that setup a dominant win for England while Chris Woakes was named man of the series with his contribution with the bat and ball.

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