England defied a Chris Gayle blitz to make sure centuries by Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan weren’t in useless because the West Indies quest for 419 fell brief in Grenada.
Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan made centuries earlier than Adil Rashid took 4 wickets in 5 balls as England beat West Indies by 29 runs in an astonishing ODI in Grenada.
Spectators have been left ducking for canopy because the groups 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 main the assault with a surprising 162 from 97 deliveries.
Leg-spinner Rashid clinched victory by wrapping up the West Indies’ tail along with his 4 wicket-burst within the 48th over that dismissed the house group for 389.
The victory gave England a 2-1 lead within the sequence, which misplaced a sport when rain washed out Monday’s third match in Grenada.
The ultimate match can be in St Lucia on Saturday.