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    Match in focus - Brilliant Bairstow century seals victory

    England beat West Indies by seven wickets in the first ODI at Old Trafford

    Jonny Bairstow scored his first ODI century as England beat West Indies by seven wickets at Old Trafford.

    The Yorkshire man retained his spot as opening partner for Alex Hales and struck a wonderful 100 not out as the Three Lions comfortably chased down a target of 205 with the game reduced to 42 overs due to a wet outfield.

    Bairstow was ably supported by county team-mate Joe Root (54) as the hosts backed up an impressive bowling performance as West Indies could only post 204/9, with Ben Stokes taking 3/43 including the wicket of his old foe Marlon Samuels.

    The result means England lead the Royal London series 1-0 after the first of five matches, with the second fixture to be played at Trent Bridge on Thursday.

    Story of the West Indies innings

    Stokes took 3/43 as England restricted the tourists, with this catch by Jonny Bairstow the pick of the bunch

    Bairstow takes fantastic catch to remove Hope

    West Indies 103/3 as Stokes and Bairstow combine

    Catch of the day

    Joe Root dropped Chris Gayle early on but made amends with this sensational catch to dismiss the West Indies opener

    Root takes brilliant catch to remove Gayle

    West Indies 53/2 as England remove West Indies danger man

    Story of the evening

    Jonny Bairstow's 100 not out allowed England to cruise to victory 

     

    Bairstow hits Bishoo for four down the ground

    Moment of the Day 

    Bairstow scrambled a three to reach his century - and celebrated in style

    Watch the moment Jonny Bairstow struck his first ODI century

    England man scored 100* against West Indies

    Shot of the day

    Windies opener Gayle started imperiously and wowed the crowd with a huge six onto the players' balcony

    Gayle thumps Willey for huge six

    West Indies opener on the attack early on as he smashes ball to the balcony

    Stats of the Day

    Jonny Bairstow is the fifth England player to score an ODI century in 2017.

    England have won all of their last six ODIs against West Indies and 13 of the last 14 contests between the sides.

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    Man-of-the-match 

    Jonny Bairstow has waited patiently for his chance in the team and looks set to keep his place for a while after a fabulous maiden ODI century.

     

     

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