Moeen Ali hits 53-ball hundred against Windies

Moeen Ali hits 53-ball hundred against Windies

The Jamaican-born powerhouse, who played his first ODI for the Windies in over two years in the series-opener in Manchester, was set to play his 271st ODI before being pulled twenty minutes before the scheduled start due to a hamstring complaint.

"I just had a slog really and everything seemed to come off".

"For players such as Root and Stokes, mainstays in all three formats, it has been a particularly hard campaign, with the season incorporating the Champions Trophy one-day tournament and seven Tests €" four against South Africa and three with West Indies.

Joe Root had earlier made his own bid for top billing when he posted most runs, across all formats, in an English worldwide summer on his way to 84 as he and Ben Stokes (73) first put the hosts on course for a formidable total in their fourth-wicket stand of 132.

Root and Stokes both went in a rush of three wickets for 11 runs as Cummins briefly interrupted home progress.

It was Ali's third century in ODIs.

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England now lead the series 1-0, after winning the first match by 7 wickets.

Hales went lbw on DRS when Cummins slanted one into him in his first over, however, and Eoin Morgan's wretched run continued when Holder found movement off the pitch too to have him caught-behind first ball.

The top two sides from the World Cup qualifier will complete the 10-team line-up for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which will be staged from May 30 to July 15 in the United Kingdom.

Only Jos Buttler has reached three figures at a faster rate for England - his ton against Pakistan in Dubai in 2015 coming off 46 deliveries.

Seventh-wicket pair Moeen and Woakes did so initially.

In response West Indies were 101/2 in 14 overs with Chris Gayle leading the chase with an unbeaten 61.

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