|Fourth one-day global, Nationwide 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, Wood 4-60|
|England make a selection by 29 runs|
Chris Gayle smashed a breathtaking 162 as West Indies fell agonisingly rapid of a famed one-day global victory towards a Jos Buttler-inspired England in Grenada.
The hosts nearly chased down England’s 418-6 – Buttler hitting 150 off good 77 balls – nonetheless the vacationers held their nerve for a 29-traipse make a selection as leg-spinner Adil Rashid took four wickets within the forty eighth over.
For astronomical substances of West Indies’ amazing dawdle, it regarded Gayle would look for them dwelling – the opener hammering 14 sixes in a memorable knock.
Hopes of a ancient dwelling make a selection were dented when Ben Stokes brushed apart Gayle with 16 overs remaining – the left-hander bowled attempting one tremendous shot too many – nonetheless Carlos Brathwaite and Ashley Nurse persisted the onslaught with an bright partnership of 88.
West Indies wished 32 runs from 18 balls firstly up of forty eighth over nonetheless Rashid brushed apart every Brathwaite (50 off 36) and Nurse (43 of 41) earlier than taking the final two wickets.
Buttler had earlier hit his perfect ODI rating with 12 sixes and 13 fours whereas captain Eoin Morgan also made 103.
The pair shared a brutal partnership of 204 from 124 deliveries which took England to their third-perfect ODI total – 154 runs coming within the final 10 overs by myself.
The victory puts England 2-1 up within the 5-match assortment with one sport remaining, in St Lucia on Saturday (15:00 GMT).
The stats within the wait on of a whimsical sport
- 46 sixes were hit within the match, potentially the most in an ODI.
- England hit a file 24 maximums in their innings earlier than West Indies nearly bettered the difficulty with 22 in their acknowledge.
- 807 runs were scored within the match; the third-perfect combination total in ODI history.
- Buttler scored potentially the most sixes in an ODI innings for England with 12.
- Buttler went from 51 to his hundred in 15 balls.
- He took 31 balls to circulation from his half century to 150. The quickest ODI hundred used to be made by South Africa’s AB de Villiers from 31 balls.
- Gayle scored his hundred from 51 balls, his quickest ODI century
- Morgan grew to became the first England batsman to roam 6,000 one-day runs.
- Gayle grew to became the 2nd West Indian to rating 10,000 ODI runs staunch by his knock, following Brian Lara.
England somehow presumably well follow it in thriller
England were distinct favourites on the midway stage – West Indies wished to tag their perfect ODI total to pick – nonetheless few would like predicted what used to be to come.
The momentum swung staunch by the hosts’ dawdle nonetheless, for astronomical substances, they looked to love the larger hand.
After Impress Wood had brushed apart every John Campbell and Shai Hope within the first six overs, Gayle took cost and bludgeoned the England ******.
The opener used to be criticised for batting too slowly for his century within the first match of the assortment nonetheless right here on a minute ground he used to be aggressive from the beginning up, reaching his 50 from 32 balls.
His 2nd 50 runs were even sooner as he brought up three figures from 55 deliveries with the total England bowlers, moderately a pair of than Wood, reputedly unable to cease him from clearing the rope.
Gayle scored 105 runs in a 176-traipse stand with Darren Bravo, who made 61, and with these two on the crease West Indies were nicely earlier than the fee, reaching 220-2 from good 23 overs.
Wood returned to push apart Bravo who miscued a pull shot and had Shimron Hetmyer caught within the deep two balls later, nonetheless Gayle persisted his cost earlier than in the end falling to Stokes.
At that stage England grew to became distinct favourites with lower-uncover batsmen Brathwaite, who famously scored four sixes to beat England within the 2016 World Twenty20 final, and Nurse on the crease, nonetheless after unsafe begins they persisted Gayle’s indispensable hitting and took their facet to the brink of victory.
England’s performance within the sphere persisted to be former with 11 wides bowled, overthrows conceded and Stokes dropping a sturdy likelihood within the deep.
Rashid had been as guilty as someone – his first 9 overs costing 83 runs – nonetheless Morgan saved religion along with his leg-spinner on the demise and he replied by doing away with the lower uncover with a combination of leg-spinners and googlies.
England now head to St Lucia shining they’ll not lose their final assortment earlier than they title their squad for this summer season’s World Cup on dwelling soil.
Buttler stars in one more locate-catching expose
The true fact West Indies, ranked ninth on this planet, were in a position to derive so shut to England’s total will elevate questions about their bowling going into the World Cup nonetheless their batting in Grenada proved why they’ll live as favourites.
Buttler used to be at his brutal finest along with his 12 sixes – potentially the most by an England batsman in ODI cricket – many of them full deliveries or low full tosses that were smashed down the ground.
The wicketkeeper-batsman came to the crease at 165-3 and batted in a moderately reserved manner within the origin earlier than exploding on the cease of the innings alongside Morgan.
The pair added 80 runs between overs 41 and 44, with Buttler going from 50 to 150 in barely 31 deliveries.
His knock overshadowed that of his captain nonetheless Morgan used to be also spectacular, persevering with his good-attempting originate by bringing up his century from 86 balls with a huge hit over mid-wicket.
Morgan’s ton adopted half-centuries within the first two suits of the assortment and he now averages 108.25 this winter.
Credit score have to also roam to England’s openers – Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales – whose rapid century opening partnership allowed Morgan and Buttler to wait and see earlier in their innings.
Hales opened in dwelling of Jason Roy, who had a minor hamstring distress, and confirmed his potential, and England’s batting depth, with a 73-ball 82.
He and Bairstow scored 89 from the first 10 overs earlier than being brushed apart as West Indies slowed the scoring fee within the 2nd powerplay.
Bairstow performed on to Oshane Thomas for 56 whereas Hales used to be caught on the boundary by Hetmyer running round from lengthy-on off off-spinner Nurse.
|England’s perfect one-day totals|
|481-6||Australia||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||2018|
|444-3||Pakistan||Trent Bridge, Nottingham||2016|
|418-6||West Indies||St George’s, Grenada||2019|
|408-9||Novel Zealand||Edgbaston, Birmingham||2015|
Rashid has final hiss in high-octane match dominated by the bat – analysis
by Simon Mann, BBC Radio 5 dwell in Grenada
We became at possibility of high-octane one-day suits fascinating England nonetheless this used to be on one more level.
Yes, the bowlers were thrashed to all substances and it might perhaps possibly most likely well most incessantly feel admire an unequal contest, nonetheless that didn’t cease the match being absorbing staunch by.
The gamers were emotionally and physically drained afterwards. I’m distinct the occasion-loving crowd were too.
The sport will potentially be remembered most for the fascinating hitting of Jos Buttler and Chris Gayle – they struck 26 sixes between them – nonetheless potentially the most absorbing moment came after 47 overs of the West Indies’ innings.
West Indies wished 32 to pick with four wickets left.
Who have to mute bowl the forty eighth over? Ben Stokes and Liam Plunkett every had two overs. Adil Rashid had one. Rashid had long gone for 83 from his old 9 overs.
Morgan knew Rashid can also recede for a pair of sixes. He chose Rashid even supposing due to the he backs Rashid’s wicket-taking potential. Six balls later, a dramatic sport used to be over.
Obviously, it might perhaps possibly most likely well also not constantly work out admire that, nonetheless Rashid is terribly well-known to England’s World Cup hopes due to the he supplies the captain wickets.
In a match dominated by breathtaking batting, it used to be a bowler who within the kill determined it.