England in West Indies: Eoin Morgan says his side can ‘steal’ wins after thrilling victory

Eoin Morgan modified into the most valuable England batsman to slide 6,000 ODI runs
Fourth one-day world, National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
England 418-6 (50 overs): Buttler 150, Morgan 103, Hales 82
West Indies 389 (forty eight overs): Gayle 162, Rashid 5-85, Picket 4-60
England rep by 29 runs

England’s thrilling 29-bustle victory over West Indies in the fourth one-day world offers them perception they may be able to “get” suits they invent now not gaze savor winning, says captain Eoin Morgan.

Chris Gayle hit 162 to keep West Indies heading in the correct direction to scamper down 419 after Jos Buttler’s 150 and Morgan’s 103.

With the hosts wanting 32 off the final 18 balls, Adil Rashid took four wickets in the 48th over to accumulate victory.

“It exhibits we are in a position to rep a come of stealing a recreation of cricket,” stated Morgan.

“We were in 2d plight for a ways of the West Indies innings and that excellent performance from Adil to rep us the recreation come a wide amount on myth of it creates extra perception that we are in a position to rep when our backs are in opposition to the wall.”

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Jonny Bairstow (56) and Alex Hales placed on a century opening stand, with Hales at final falling for 82 on his return to the aspect in plight of the injured Jason Roy in Grenada.

Morgan and Buttler then shared a 204-bustle partnership, the England captain citing his 12th ODI century and Buttler smashing a occupation-most attention-grabbing 150 off honest correct 77 balls as the vacationers posted 418-6.

No topic Impress Picket taking 4-60, West Indies kept sooner than the velocity thanks to Gayle’s 14 sixes and key contributions from Darren Bravo (61), Carlos Brathwaite (50) and Ashley Nurse (43) forward of Rashid’s intervention, with the leg-spinner claiming 5-85.

“Ought to you could comprise such intense cricket for your complete match, it be improbable to play in,” Morgan instructed the Take a look at Match Particular podcast.

“It creates a wide amount of stress on each person’s performance and there is now not a hiding.

“It was once a extraordinarily real test for us – we stayed aloof and managed to salvage over the line but handiest through Adil’s distinctive over.

“Our execution wasn’t reasonably there at a wonderful deal of levels – it don’t were a tight recreation if our accuracy and consideration to detail were on the money. We’re harsh on ourselves and are desirous to red meat up for the next match.”

England lead the 5-match sequence 2-1 with the closing ODI in St Lucia at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.

‘Buttler is a champion racehorse’

Jos Buttler now has seven ODI centuries

Having passed his half-century off forty five balls, Buttler reached his hundred off honest correct 60 balls, the fifth-fastest ODI century by an England batsman. The wicketkeeper also holds the file for the fastest century at 46 balls.

It also took him honest correct 31 further deliveries to reach 150 forward of he was once bowled by Brathwaite subsequent ball.

“Buttler is savor a champion racehorse, once he gets in his drag, he’s excellent to rep and in the event you could very successfully be at the opposite stop looking at it, it be indubitably improbable,” stated Morgan.

Buttler, who also took two stumpings, stated he has been “feeling in real contact for a while” and wanted to take advantage of of the “gigantic platform” situation by the England openers.

“It was once as real as I comprise struck the ball in world cricket – to be that in step with the hitting and terminate that aloof and serene and take care of to react is big,” he stated.

“We showed reasonably lots of character to withhold going and pretty lots of credit should rush to Eoin Morgan. He kept aloof and is by no come fazed. Emotionally and physically, it was once a ridiculous recreation of cricket.”

And at final…

Gayle, who revels in the self-appointed title of ‘Universe Boss’, was once requested about comparisons between himself and Buttler, who was once dubbed ‘Universe Jos’ by Guardian cricket creator Ali Martin.

“There’s handiest one Universe Boss,” laughed Gayle. “He’s a teen. He’s getting there. He hasn’t reached it but.”

He added: “I thought we missed out. Rather extra stunning cricket and we would comprise bought throughout the line, even with just a few overs to spare.

“But that is the recreation of cricket – every so often you indubitably feel you could very successfully be in it after which issues change rapidly. We serene comprise one extra recreation to transfer. With any luck we are in a position to square the sequence.”

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