WI vs ENG, 4th ODI, Windies v England ODI Series 2019, 27 Feb 2019
England won by 29 runs
BALL BY BALL
Ov 48: 2 W W 0 W W ( 2 Runs, 4 Wkts )
There it is, Thomas is clueless as the googly rips past his edge and Buttler completes the job. Four wickets in five balls from Rashid as he finishes with an expensive five wicket haul. England have won by 29 runs in a chaotic Fourth ODI against the Windies in Grenada to take a 2-1 lead in the series. This was another day to forget for the bowlers on both sides, with small boundaries and a belting pitch making for a boundary-filled day. Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler combined in devastating fashion earlier this afternoon, smashing the ball to all parts of St George's in a fourth wicket stand of 204 in just about 20 overs. They both made centuries and England broke the record set by the Windies in the First ODI for most sixes in an ODI innings. In response, Chris Gayle set the nerves jangling amongst the tourists as he charged past 10000 ODI runs, 500 international sixes and 300 ODI sixes with a typically brutal century, the 25th of his illustrious career. The hosts were right up with the required run rate for most of the innings and looked like pulling off a miracle with Carlos Brathwaite and Ashley Nurse finding the fence regularly, but an inspired over by Adil Rashid saw him intervene with four wickets in five balls to wrap things up for the visitors. He has the honour of taking the most expensive five wicket haul of all time in this format with his 5/85. Credit to Morgan for having the guts to bowl his legspinner at such a vital time. This series concludes in St Lucia on Saturday, you'd be crazy to miss it after the entertainment we've had today.
47.6 - A Rashid to O Thomas
Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper, by Buttler.
And another, what an over this is by the Yorkshireman. Bishoo tries to wack it out of the park but he can't get the distance. Hales this time with the catch, England are on the verge of victory in Grenada.
47.5 - A Rashid to D Bishoo
Googly half volley, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Hales.
47.4 - A Rashid to D Bishoo
Googly length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
Two in two for Rashid, surely that's the final nail in the coffin for the hosts. Brathwaite was aiming to leg but it went in the opposite direction, Morgan was never going to drop it.
47.3 - A Rashid to C Brathwaite
Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot flick, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to extra cover, by Morgan.
Rashid holds his nerve, Plunkett takes the catch as cool as a cucumber. It's a brave decision by Morgan to bowl the legspinner at this stage and it's paid off. Nurse went for a big swipe and it ballooned up off the edge.
47.2 - A Rashid to A Nurse
Leg spinner length ball, down leg side backing away slog sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short fine leg, by Plunkett.
Stokes is normally so reliable in the field but he can't cling on to this tough chance. Is that the moment the match slipped through England's fingers?.
47.1 - A Rashid to A Nurse
Leg spinner half volley, middle stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 2 runs, dropped catch by Stokes.
Ov 47: 1 2 1 0 1 1 ( 6 Runs )
46.6 - M Wood to A Nurse
Full toss, middle stump backing away pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Morgan.
A maiden ODI fifty for Carlos Brathwaite at a vital time for the Windies. Can he revive the spirit of Kolkata and be the hero again?.
46.5 - M Wood to C Brathwaite
Short, outside off stump on the back foot working, Gloved to mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.
46.4 - M Wood to C Brathwaite
Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
46.3 - M Wood to A Nurse
Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, to deep square leg for 1 run, fielded by Woakes.
46.2 - M Wood to A Nurse
Yorker, to leg on the front foot working, to mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Stokes, fielded by Plunkett.
46.1 - M Wood to C Brathwaite
Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep point for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
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