Bairstow got there in the 31st over and a few balls later Ben Stokes sealed the win by launching Ashley Nurse over the boundary rope. West Indies' defeat means they will have to qualify for the 2019 World Cup.
Jonny Bairstow hit his maiden century as England outclassed West Indies in the first ODI.Read all about it https://t.co/vFzWpMI0CL #ENGvWI pic.twitter.com/R5WUdylqZy — BBC Sport (@BBCSport) September 19, 2017
Alex Hales was caught off the bowling of Jerome Taylor for 19 but Root joined Bairstow for a second-wicket stand of 125 before Root was bowled by Kesrick Williams for 54. Williams also removed captain Eoin Morgan for 10 but Stokes joined Bairstow as England cantered home under the light. The second match is at Trent Bridge on Thursday. BRIEF SCORE England 210/3 in 30.5 overs (Bairstow 100*, Root 54) beat West Indies 204/9 in 42 overs (Holder 41*, Stokes 3/43) by seven wickets
What a start to the series! Proper work from the team. Massive congratulations to @jbairstow21 tonight, proper knock.— Jason Roy (@JasonRoy20) September 19, 2017