Moeen Ali century puts England total way past West Indies reach

England beat touring party by 124 runs to take 2-0 lead in ODI series

Cricket - England vs West Indies - Third One Day International - Brightside Ground, Bristol, Britain - September 24, 2017   England's Moeen Ali in action   Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra
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England beat West Indies by 124 runs to win the third one-day international at Bristol on Sunday.

West Indies, set 370 to win, finished on 245 all out after Moeen Ali's 53-ball century took England to 269 for nine in their 50 overs.

Joe Root (84) and Ben Stokes (73) laid the platform for a big total after West Indies captain Jason Holder won the toss.


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Veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle marked his return to the side with a valiant 94 before he was run out by Adil Rashid's direct hit from midwicket after the Jamaica left-hander missed the rainswept no-result at Trent Bridge on Thursday with a hamstring injury.

From then on the Windies' chase fell away, with fast bowler Liam Plunkett taking five for 52 -- his maiden five-wicket ODI haul - as England won with 65 balls to spare.