England, led by Jason Roy and Joe Root centuries, showed why they are World Cup favourites, gatecrashing Chris Gayle's retirement party and posting their highest successful ODI chase to win the series opener against West Indies in Barbados.
Of all England's achievements on their way to No 1 in the world, not many will top this after Eoin Morgan's team pulled off their country's record one-day run chase with nearly freakish ease to beat West Indies in a thrilling series opener. It was a six fest as he hit nine sixes and three fours when on 100.
West Indies were unable to defend the highest score they had made against England as the tourists looked comfortable chasing down the big total they had been set on a pitch conducive to batting.
Just days after declaring himself the "greatest player in the world", and the "universe boss", Gayle's 135 off 129 balls contained 12 sixes and just three fours.
Moeen Ali had a chastening day with the ball, going for 85 runs from his 10, including four sixes in one over, as Gayle and Bravo thumped two each.
Hope's impressive 64 off 65 ended when he top edged a ball from Stokes - who finished as the pick of the England bowlers - to Adil Rashid at third man. Hope had put on a 131-run partnerhship with Gayle off as many balls. Dropped on nine by Roy off seamer Liam Plunkett in the 12th over, he reached his half-century off 76 deliveries before completing three figures at a run-a-ball in the 35th over, with a single to point off Woakes.
It fell to Ben Stokes to see off the veteran, but not until the 47th over, the England all-rounder finishing with 3-37.
Ashley Nurse hit the record-breaking 23rd six off the final ball of the innings, his third in an eight-ball cameo that yielded 25 not out.
Roy set the pace in racing to a hundred off just 65 balls - the fastest-ever in ODIs in the Caribbean - and dominated an opening stand of 91 with Jonny Bairstow.
Joe Root and Jason Roy put on 114.
Root reached his hundred off 96 balls in the penultimate over with a boundary off Holder to third man but then holed out to deep mid-wicket off the next ball with England needing a single run for victory.