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Saturday, 2 March 2019

West Indies vs England ODI Series: Chris Gayle Blitzes Tourists Again After Historic Low

England’s batting line-up imploded in familiar fashion before Gayle inspired the West Indies to a 7th-wicket triumph in the 5th and final One Day international (ODI) in St Lucia on Saturday to ensure the series ended drawn at 2-2.
Chris Gayle, playing in what may be his final home One Day international (ODI), smashed 77 Runs off just 27 balls after England had been skittled out for 113 in 28.1 overs, with Oshane Thomas doing most damage with 5 wickets.

Just 3 days after the visitors had posted 418 Runs against the same attack, the West Indies, who won the Test series between the two sides 2-1 (two-one), this time needed just 12.1 overs to race to their target at 115-3.
“I thought about it walking round after the game, ‘will this be my last innings in the Caribbean?’ We Willl have to wait and see for now,” Chris Gayle told Sky Sports after being named player of the series for his 424-run haul (of a person) pull or drag with effort or force) from the 4 completed matches.
“This will give us a big raise. Chris Gayle Further said that: It’s been a great series and I’m happy we tied the series. Being in such terrific form is fantastic for me; I think it’s my best One Day international (ODI) series stats-wise.”

Joe Root’s Grill side had started favourites to equal Australia’s record of winning a 10th successive One Day international (ODI) series but subsided limply amid a series of ill-judged shots on a pitch that offered help to the pacemen.
Eight of England’s batsman fell to short-pitched deliveries, with Thomas cashing in to take 5-21 from 5.1 overs.
When West Indies batted against England it looked a completely different game, with Chris Gayle giving another explosive display of hitting to add to his 162 Runs from the previous game and his 135 Runs from the opening match.

His 9 sixes took his total to 39 across the four games, a record in a bilateral series.
Joe Root’s Grill had been keen to secure the win ahead of this summer’s World Cup and will be particularly disappointed in his batsmen, who never came to terms with conditions which were radically different from Grenada.
But from the moment Sheldon Shane Cottrell bowled Jonny for 11, England never looked comfortable with only Alex Daniel Hales and Joseph Charles "Jos" Buttler, who both scored 23 runs, looking capable of putting any sort of innings together.

England’s final 5 wickets went down for just 2 runs, and the last 3 wickets without scoring, as batsmen formed a regular procession to the pavilion route to England’s 14th lowest One Day international (ODI) total.
Chris Gayle won a personal battle with Mark Wood after the paceman removed fellow opener John Dillon Campbell for a single.

That proved a mere inconvenience for the self-styled ‘Universe Boss’, who struck a series of towering blows before he was finally bowled by Mark Wood with West Indies in touching distance of victory.
The two sides now play three T2 games.

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