England take ODI series
London — England survived without Ben Stokes as Moeen Ali set up victory over West Indies in the rain-shortened fourth one-day international on Wednesday to clinch the series.
Ali hit 48 from 25 balls and he and Jos Buttler put together a perfectly-timed and unbroken partnership of 77 from 48 balls to lift England from well behind the required run rate to just ahead when rain fell at the Oval and ended play.
England finished on 258-5 in 35.1 overs thanks to the late impetus provided by Ali and Buttler. That was good enough to win by six runs on the Duckworth-lewis method after West Indies had posted 356-5 from 50 overs thanks to a blistering 176 from manof-the-match Evin Lewis, who retired hurt after hitting the ball onto his own ankle and sustaining a hairline fracture.