ENGLAND TOUR OF WINDIES, 2019
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Buttler struck 13 fours and 12 sixes in his effervescent knock of 150 © Getty
Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan led the way in which with stellar centuries in what was a show of super hitting, virtually like a highlights package deal, that helped England break the document for the utmost variety of sixes in an innings in one-day cricket with 24. On the finish of their 50 overs within the fourth ODI in opposition to Windies, they completed with 418 for six on the Nationwide Cricket Stadium in Grenada on Wednesday (February 27).
There have been as many as three half-centurions, two centurions, one century stand, and a 200-run stand en route in England’s scientific innings. Buttler obtained to his 150 in type with a six, earlier than falling within the final over in simply 77 balls, with England scoring as many as 154 runs within the final ten. Buttler, in what was an innings stuffed with highlights, and his most interesting, moved from 50 to 150 in simply 32 balls, ending with 13 fours and 12 sixes.
It was solely the fifth time that 4 of England’s prime 5 had fifty-plus scores in opposition to their identify. After a stable begin on the prime, Morgan and Buttler settled in to what turned out to be the best fourth-wicket stand in opposition to the Windies in West Indies, having added 204 runs that got here off simply 149 deliveries. The stand was a sheer show of some tremendously clear hitting, as Windies’ bowlers have been left clueless, with all of them being taken to the ropes because the pair collectively scored 21 fours and 15 sixes of their innings. Morgan first upped the ante after his half-century, however Buttler took it to a distinct degree. He took 45 balls to get to his half-century, after which it took him simply 15 balls to get the following fifty to get to his hundred off simply 60 balls.
Morgan then reached his century with a six, however fell quickly after holing out to lengthy on. However by then the harm was achieved as Windies bowlers’ confidence had been shattered. Nothing went proper for Windies from the onset. Oshane Thomas struck twice upfront to get Jonny Bairstow and Joe Root, however solely after Alex Hales, in his return recreation, and the previous gave the facet an excellent begin with a quickfire century stand to spice up their momentum early on. Bairstow, on a wicket that supplied loads for the batsmen, went after Devendra Bishoo placing three sixes in an over to carry up his half-century. Lack of strike and quiet overs pissed off him to cut on quickly after for 56.
Hales carried on, however could not get to his century, falling for a 73-ball 82 after Shimron Hetmyer took a spectacular catch on the boundary. However that was the final break Windies obtained earlier than witnessing carnage within the center. England misplaced Morgan, Buttler and Stokes in the direction of the tip, however the assault they dealt Windies earlier, could be one laborious to get better from.
Temporary scores: England 418/6 in 50 overs (Alex Hales 82, Jonny Bairstow 56, Eoin Morgan 103, Jos Buttler 150; Carlos Brathwaite 2-69) vs Windies.