England vs West Indies 3rd ODI Highlights Today 9 March 2017
Watch West Indies vs England cricket highlights. England vs W Indies highlights of third ODI played on 9-3-2017. ENG vs WI highlights. In this final ODI of the series, Alex Hales and Joe Root scored centuries and their grand partnership got England 328 runs in 50 overs. Hales was officially added to the squad a couple of days ago and he justified his inclusion through brilliant batting. West Indies, on the other hand, have never won an ODI while chasing a 300 plus total. So if they manage to achieve such a big target, they will have to set a record for it.
Hales, in his 39th innings and 41st match, has hit five ODI centuries quicker than any other England batsman. David Gower, who made his fifth ODI century in his 43rd innings and 45th match, was the previous record-holder for England.
Hales was given fine support by Joe Root. Root made the ninth ODI century of his career – only Marcus Trescothick (12) has scored more for England – helping Hales add 192 in 30.3 overs for the second-wicket.
Not for the first time this series, though, West Indies will rue a couple of missed chances. Root was dropped on 1 and 12, with the first chance – offered to Evin Lewis at midwicket – relatively straightforward by international standards. Lewis was slightly slow to react to the ball and, diving forward late, was unable to cling on as his elbows crashed into the turf. Alzarri Joseph was the unfortunate bowler.
The second chance was tougher. Ashley Nurse, a solitary slip but positioned about where fourth slip would normally stand, made good ground to his right but again was unable to take the chance as his hit the ground. Jason Holder was the unlucky bowler on that occasion.