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Joe Root's first ODI ton against West Indies helps England secure 2-1 series victory

Thursday, 6 March 2014 - 1:02pm IST | Agency: ANI

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England has defeated West Indies by 25 runs in the third ODI in a gripping contest to win the series 2-1, boosted by batsman Joe Root's first ODI century.

Root (107) defied the pain from an early blow on his thumb to put on 175 with Jos Buttler, who fell in the final over for 99 as England piled up 303-6, and then struck with his third ball as the Windies slumped to 43-4.

According to the BBC, although wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin kept the match alive with an impressive 128, however Tim Bresnan bowled him with the ideal yorker length to clatter into the leg stump, leaving the Caribbean side 278 all out.

The report mentioned that England's first limited-overs series triumph since February 2013 brought some much-needed cheer to their supporters after the disastrous Ashes tour of Australia.

The first of three Twenty20s in Barbados is on Sunday before both teams head to Bangladesh for the World Twenty20, the report added.

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