Ali smashes ton as England bt West Indies

WATCH England all-rounder Moeen Ali brings his 53-ball century with a six

The Worcestershire all-rounder sprinted to his hundred off 53 balls, with almost half of his runs coming via eight sixes, before he fell for 102.

England's total was their largest in a one-day worldwide against West Indies, surpassing their 328 for seven at Birmingham's Edgbaston ground in 2009, and their fifth-largest in this format overall.

Ali eventually holed out to long-off for 102 as West Indies' labouring bowlers went for 123 in the final 10 overs. "I thought we were in a bit of trouble, then we lost those three wickets and we both had to rebuild a bit".

After a 132-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Joe Root and Ben Stokes, England had been in some strife at 217 for 6 in the 35th over when Moeen began his innings-turning stand of 117 with Chris Woakes.

Back-to-back sixes brought up his fifty from 41 balls and that was just the start.

Root broke Graham Gooch's record (1277) for the most global runs in an English summer during another classy knock, putting on 132 for the fourth wicket with Stokes.

But when the veteran opener, who missed the rainswept no-result in the second ODI at Trent Bridge on Thursday with a hamstring injury suffered warming up on his 38th birthday, was run out the tourists hopes of winning disappeared with him.

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It was Ali's third century in ODIs.

Ali s six-hitting assault really got going as England scored a remarkable 50 runs in two overs - the 45 and 46th of their innings.

By contrast, Test skipper Root is enjoying a run-laden summer.

Moeen then took centre stage, hitting 24 off five balls of an over from Cummins to pass 50.

During the course of his innings, Root surpassed former England captain Graham Gooch's record of for most runs across all formats in an English worldwide season of 1,277 in 1990 - although this was his 24th innings compared to the 15 that Gooch had 27 years ago.

Gayle gave Moeen a dose of his own medicine by easing him for three consecutive sixes to move into the 90s, but was run out by a direct hit from Rashid as he casually ambled through for a single.

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