Innings break West Indies 289 for six (Hetmyer 104*, Gayle 50) v England
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Shimron Hetmyer has salvaged West Indies’ innings after Chris Gayle’s half-century did not spark the remainder of the house aspect of their second ODI in opposition to England in Barbados.
Enjoying his 22nd ODI, Hetmyer scored an unbeaten 104 off simply 83 balls to take West Indies to a good 289 for six. It was his fourth limited-overs century since making his debut in opposition to New Zealand in December 2017.
Given England’s history-making chase on the similar floor, albeit on the adjoining pitch, to win the collection opener on Wednesday, their newest goal of 290 regarded extremely achievable.
Gayle began out travelling at a quicker clip than in his earlier innings, regardless of sticking to his coverage of shunning twos and threes in favour of the large hits. He picked off 4 sixes, together with one misplaced ball over the stands, on his technique to 50 off 63 deliveries.
He shared a 61-run partnership with John Campbell, a debutant within the first sport of the five-match collection, however the newcomer pulled a Liam Plunkett quick ball to Moeen Ali at mid-on to finish his knock on simply 23.
Adil Rashid, stored out of the assault till the 34th over within the first match, made a a lot earlier entrance this time, becoming a member of the motion within the 19th and with good impact. He conceded simply two runs to Gayle off six balls and made the essential breakthrough in simply his second over, with a sharp-turning legbreak that beat Gayle’s swipe and clattered into off stump.
Shai Hope survived a stumping probability by a toenail off the bowling of Rashid when he was on 32, however he added only one extra run earlier than sending a Ben Stokes supply straight down Jonny Bairstow’s throat on the deep sq. leg boundary.
Rashid enhanced his contribution with a beautiful direct hit when Hetmyer set off for a single after turning a Tom Curran supply in direction of quick third man, the place Rashid swooped and fired the ball in to catch Darren Bravo nicely shy of his floor.
Jason Holder was run out cheaply by one other wonderful direct hit from Jason Roy and West Indies – who had opted for an additional bowler by dropping Nicholas Pooran, who made his debut within the collection opener, in favour of Sheldon Cottrell – regarded in dire bother so far as setting England a difficult goal.
Hetmyer, nevertheless, did his finest to melt his group’s predicament, the 22-year-old compiling a assured innings highlighted by deft stroke play and, when the scenario referred to as for it, sheer energy.
He moved inside a breath of his ton with a mammoth six off a Ben Stokes full toss, sending the ball straight down the bottom and into the highest tier of the stand.
On 98 with two balls remaining, Hetmyer introduced up the milestone with a boundary off Stokes, his seventh for the match, and he celebrated by skipping down the pitch and punching the air earlier than eradicating his helmet and elevating it within the air, revealing a shiny yellow hair-do as he did so.
He had been nicely supported by Ashley Nurse, who got here in when Mark Wooden was rewarded with the wicket of Carlos Brathwaite, bowled for 22. Nurse remained not out 13.
Wooden was the decide of the England bowlers, who shared the wickets round, with Plunkett, Stokes and Rashid additionally claiming one every.