BBC UK – Jonny Bairstow hit his maiden century as England outclassed West Indies to win the first one-day international at Old Trafford by seven wickets.

Summary

  • Jonny Bairstow hit his maiden century as England outclassed West Indies to win the first one-day international at Old Trafford by seven wickets.
  • Chris Gayle, returning to West Indies’ ODI team, pummelled a 27-ball 37, but after he fell the tourists needed Jason Holder’s 41 not out to reach 204-9.
  • Without the gloves – Jos Buttler remains England’s white-ball keeper – Bairstow had already taken an excellent catch at deep square leg off Ben Stokes to dismiss Shai Hope before he shared a stand of 125 with Joe Root after Alex Hales slapped to point for 19.
  • With West Indies often bowling too short, Bairstow was strong square of the wicket, cutting to point and heaving the ball into the leg side, as well as playing handsome drives and sweeping the spinners.
  • From there, West Indies struggled to build momentum and lost regular wickets in the middle overs to some disciplined England bowling, with Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes impressive.


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