England 364-4 (Roy 123, Root 102) beat West Indies 360-8 (Gayle 135, Hope 64, Rashid 3-74) by six wickets with 8 balls remaining.
The West Indies skipper Jason Holder won the toss and decided to bat first. Two debuts were on the Windies team opener Campbell and wicketkeeper Pooran. Roach missed out due to a back problem from the test series.
Campbell was the first to fall after a well-played 30(28) off the bowling of Chris Woakes, caught by Ali at deep square leg. Hard hitting Chris Gayle seemed to be struggling but after he was dropped on 9(32) by Jason Roy he would make the English pay, hitting a couple of sixes to pick up the record of the most sixes in cricket history (Tests + ODIs + T20I’s).
Gayle partnered with Shai Hope, both getting to their half centuries. Stokes eventually got the break through, dismissing Shai Hope for 64(65). Gayle went to his 24th century but kept losing partners on the other end. An unfortunate chop on would be the end of Gayle on 135 off the bowling of Stokes. A late surge from Nurse, who scored 25 from only eight deliveries, helped West Indies reach a respectable score of 360-8 after their 50 overs.
England was facing an uphill task as this would be their highest ever successful run chase if they were to win the match. Roy found the boundary frequently reaching his half century from only thirty balls. Bairstow was the first to be dismissed caught behind off the bowling of the Windies skipper, Jason Holder. Roy was in sublime form getting to his hundred from only sixty-five deliveries. Bishoo eventually got Roy but the damage had been done. Root kept up the tempo with partnerships with Eion Morgan and Stokes. Root was dismissed with only 1 run to win on 102(96). England won in 48.4 overs.
Man of the man: Jason Roy