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England prevail over West Indies in all-time great ODI

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27th February, 2019
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England defied a Chris Gayle blitz to ensure centuries by Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan were not in vain as the West Indies quest for 419 fell short in Grenada.

Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan made centuries before Adil Rashid took four wickets in five balls as England beat West Indies by 29 runs in an astonishing ODI in Grenada.

Spectators were left ducking for cover as the teams piled up 46 sixes in St. George’s – 24 by England and 22 by West Indies.

England scored 6-418 off their 50 overs, with Buttler slamming 150 from 77 balls and Morgan 103 off 88.

The West Indies chased impressively, with opener Chris Gayle leading the assault with a stunning 162 from 97 deliveries.

Leg-spinner Rashid clinched victory by wrapping up the West Indies’ tail with his four wicket-burst in the 48th over that dismissed the home team for 389.

The victory gave England a 2-1 lead in the series, which lost a game when rain washed out Monday’s third match in Grenada.

The final match will be in St Lucia on Saturday.

© AAP