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Friday, 22 February 2019

Windies' new cult heroes seal thrilling ODI win


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West Indies have produced a dramatic comeback to beat England by 26 runs in Barbados to level their five-match one-day international series at 1-1.

The hosts, who ended a 10-match losing streak in one-day internationals against England, made 6-289 with left-hander Shimron Hetmyer hitting a magnificent unbeaten 104 from 83 balls, which included four sixes.

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Veteran Chris Gayle, who scored a century in the opening match of the series won by England, had laid the foundation with a solid 50 from 63 balls.

But it was 22-year-old Hetmyer who got the crowd on their feet with his flamboyant innings.

The century was Hetmyer's fourth in the 50-over format at international level and suggests he could be a player to watch in the World Cup later this year.

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But having chased down 361 at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday, England would have been confident of extending their lead in the series.

The tourists were given a strong platform as captain Eoin Morgan made 70 and they needed 62 to win from 61 balls with six wickets remaining before West Indies skipper Jason Holder removed Ben Stokes (79), Jos Buttler (34) and Tom Curran - the latter with a questionable lbw decision after England had used their reviews.

Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell returned to the attack and won the game with the wickets of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid - and he celebrated with his trademark military salute.

Cottrell, a Jamaican Defence Force soldier brought into the side as an extra bowler, ended with his career-best ODI figures of 5-46.

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Carlos Brathwaite got the final wicket when Liam Plunkett holed out to Holder at long-off and England were dismissed for 263 in 47.4 overs to the delight of the Kensington Oval crowd.

Holder was quick to praise his key men.

"I am really pleased, credit to Hetty (Hetmeyr), he set it up on a sticky wicket, and credit for the way we defended it, led by Sheldon Cottrell," he said.

Morgan felt his team should have done better

"A game is never won until right at the end... We made mistakes and it hurt us, and West Indies deserved to win," he said.

https://twitter.com/windiescricket/status/1099110519418638336

West Indies have produced a dramatic comeback to beat England by 26 runs in Barbados to level their five-match one-day international series at 1-1.

The hosts, who ended a 10-match losing streak in one-day internationals against England, made 6-289 with left-hander Shimron Hetmyer hitting a magnificent unbeaten 104 from 83 balls, which included four sixes.

https://twitter.com/windiescricket/status/1099091717914050560

Veteran Chris Gayle, who scored a century in the opening match of the series won by England, had laid the foundation with a solid 50 from 63 balls.

But it was 22-year-old Hetmyer who got the crowd on their feet with his flamboyant innings.

The century was Hetmyer's fourth in the 50-over format at international level and suggests he could be a player to watch in the World Cup later this year.

https://twitter.com/windiescricket/status/1099093650620014594

But having chased down 361 at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday, England would have been confident of extending their lead in the series.

The tourists were given a strong platform as captain Eoin Morgan made 70 and they needed 62 to win from 61 balls with six wickets remaining before West Indies skipper Jason Holder removed Ben Stokes (79), Jos Buttler (34) and Tom Curran - the latter with a questionable lbw decision after England had used their reviews.

Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell returned to the attack and won the game with the wickets of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid - and he celebrated with his trademark military salute.

Cottrell, a Jamaican Defence Force soldier brought into the side as an extra bowler, ended with his career-best ODI figures of 5-46.

https://twitter.com/windiescricket/status/1099094584217485318

Carlos Brathwaite got the final wicket when Liam Plunkett holed out to Holder at long-off and England were dismissed for 263 in 47.4 overs to the delight of the Kensington Oval crowd.

Holder was quick to praise his key men.

"I am really pleased, credit to Hetty (Hetmeyr), he set it up on a sticky wicket, and credit for the way we defended it, led by Sheldon Cottrell," he said.

Morgan felt his team should have done better

"A game is never won until right at the end... We made mistakes and it hurt us, and West Indies deserved to win," he said.

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