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The Independent UK
The Independent UK
Pa Sport Staff

England finish ODI series with clean sweep against West Indies

PA Wire

England thashed the West Indies by 151 runs to complete a clean sweep on the third and final day of their one-day international series in Antigua.

The tourists had won the series on Wednesday by beating the West Indies by 142 runs in the second meeting. The West Indies were also beaten by 142 runs in the series opener.

But England easily secured a third win in the final meeting, refusing the hosts any small redemption.

Nat Sciver was awarded player of the match for making 85 runs off 69 balls.

The all-rounder, who withdrew from England’s series against India in September, said: “In terms of performance I just wanted to make sure I enjoyed myself, especially being back on the pitch, so without any expectations it’s been brilliant really. I’ve surprised myself.

“I think the switching mindset that Lewy [Jon Lewis] wants us to live and breathe out on the pitch has really helped as well. It has taken it away from the actual skills and switched it back to the mindset, which has worked for me.

“I wouldn’t have thought anything would change with our gameplans ahead of the T20 internationals; I don’t see Lewy going defensive now heading into the shorter format.”

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