Hard work pays off for Freddie

"I’d be lying if I said this wasn’t a good feeling," admitted 31-year-old Andrew Flintoff.

"It’s been an on and off winter for me and I’ve had a few injuries and it’s been hard, but it’s nights like this that you do come back and you put the work in so you can come back out onto the pitch.

"To finish on a win for the team and also have a personal performance in there as well is very pleasing."

"It was important to finish on a high with this one-day series," he admitted. "It’s been a tough winter after what’s gone on and to win this series at the end of it is very pleasing.

"We can go back home now and look ahead to what we’ve got over the next few months and get a bit of momentum for the summer."

Captain Andrew Strauss added: "Given we lost the Test series the one-day series is very important to us. Freddie has had a tough tour but he showed his quality today. That is why he is one of the best bowlers in the world because under pressure he can deliver."

West Indies captain Chris Gayle said: "(Winning) the Test series was very important to us. It means we have turned a bit of a corner but we still have a long way to go.

"We’re improving as we are going, give them credit for their work."