4th ODI, St George's, Feb 27 2019, England tour of West Indies
(48/50 ov, target 419)389
England won by 29 runs
Player Of The Match
150 (77) & 2 stumpings
end of over 482 runs • 4 wickets
WI: 389/10CRR: 8.10 RRR: 15.00
Sheldon Cottrell0 (0)
Adil Rashid 10-0-85-5
Mark Wood 10-0-60-4

6.15pm: My giddy aunt... I think we all need a glass of milk and a sit down. Luckily there's a Test match on over in Hamilton, cricket's equivalent of a chill-out zone. Grenada certainly pulled the pin, we've just seen a bonkers match, but Valkerie has done her best to sum it up in the report. Thanks for tuning in, we'll be back for more when the teams meet again in St Lucia on Saturday. Cheerio!

6pm: Presentations time, starting with Jason Holder: "Definitely, the guys stuck to it and gave a good effort, credit to Chris, batting the way he batted was outstanding an unfortunately we couldn't get there in the end. It was a good surface to bat on, both teams struggled to contain. Credit to both sides. Buttler was outstanding at the end. We had to go at it, we had a good start and kept momentum going, but we weren't able to get there at the end. Not to die wondering. We had to go out, knew what we need to keep up with. A few guys kicked on, really good to see support for Chris. Right up there, to be at the top of the innings, two new ball, hit's commendable. To get 10,000 runs in any format of cricket is something special."

Buttler is named Man of the Match: "It was an incredible game. Put under a lot of pressure, Chris played a fantastic innings, but delighted with a win. [Your innings?] Fantastic, we talked on the bench about having a right-left combo, being able to attack one side all the time, so managed to sneak up the order and make the most of it. Been tough for the bowlers, in Barbados as well, the wind makes a huge difference. Guys work hard on range hitting, all around the world these days, we have a powerful line-up and have been utilising that well over the last few years. Had three fantastic games so far, sure it will be a great game in St Lucia."

England captain Eoin Morgan: "Hell of a game, hope people enjoyed it. We went toe to toe with the West Indies. We were fortunate with that spell from Adil to get us over the line. We needed something special. I thought as a group we batted brilliantly, it brought the best out of all of us. Bairstow and Hales laid the platform and gave me and Jos and chance to build a partnership. Jos is like a champions race horse and watching him in full flow is something. But I thought West Indies played so well and gave it their all. Lot of people talk about them being No9 in the world, but there's not a huge deal between the teams. They turned us over in the last game and have gone toe to toe with us. They are a strong side. Adil is an extremely strong asset, can bowl anywhere in the 50 overs and he has his variations. He got rhythm and purchase off the pitch. To come back and bowl an over where he takes three wickets and wins us the game is outstanding. This was such a close game,it could have gone either way. We were fighting a tough battle. The more games we play under pressure, stay calm and execute, the better for us."

5.50pm: Jeepers, I did not see that coming! West Indies were right in it, with three overs to go... and then Adil Rashid takes 4 for 0! We've seen 807 runs, a world record 46 sixes, and a couple of excellent bits of bowling, between Rashid at the end and Mark Wood, who was a one-man show for England early on. Chris Gayle crunched a 55-ball hundred, Jos Buttler made his highest ODI score, Morgan reached three figures, too, West Indies made their highest total, and that barely begins to cover the madness. England, after all that, are 2-1 up in the series.

Jos Buttler is collared straight away before he can get off the field: "Unbelievable game of cricket. Being put under huge pressure, we showed character to come through, For Adil to bowl that over at that time, it was special. We just needed wickets. If Chris Gayle batted for long enough they were going to win. I thought Mark Wood was outstanding, and I like the way Adil wants the ball in those situations. It's a great dress rehearsal, lots of pressure, You can lose those games and the guys did well to stand up to ti. [Innings?] Really special, I really enjoyed it, when you feel you get into that zone, it's really pleasing. Joe Root said we need north of 350, so with 12-13 overs to go, we tried to kick on."

Charlie: "Most expensive 5-for ever??" Looks like it

Rashid to Thomas, OUT

another wrong'un, past the bat - stumped! FOUR IN FIVE!! Rashid absolutely nails his final over to finish with a five-for! And England win with room to spare!

Oshane Thomas st †Buttler b Rashid 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0

Oshane Thomas, for only his third innings in ODIs. West Indies still need 30

Rashid to Bishoo, OUT

spanked high and handsome, but he picks out deep square leg! Three in four balls for Rashid, and West Indies lying twitching in a heap! Looped up a googly outside leg stump and Bishoo went for it, he had to, but couldn't clear the man

Devendra Bishoo c Hales b Rashid 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Rashid to Bishoo, no run

pushes through the googly, into the gloves and Buttler whips off the bails

Rashid comes through in a pinch... and he's on a hat-trick. Devendra Bishoo on strike, with another new batsman, Sheldon Cottrell, at the other end

Rashid to Brathwaite, OUT

gottim, two in two! Brathwaite won't be seeing this one home! Big wind up but he slices a lofted shot towards cover, where Morgan backpedals and holds it safely

Carlos Brathwaite c Morgan b Rashid 50 (36b 4x4 2x6) SR: 138.88
Rashid to Nurse, OUT

gone this time, top-edged straight up! Nurse slams his bat in anger at himself, but Plunkett made no mistake this time, at short fine leg. An ugly wipe across the line and Rashid breaks the stand

Ashley Nurse c Plunkett b Rashid 43 (41b 5x4 0x6) SR: 104.87
Rashid to Nurse, 2 runs

dropped! Nurse carts the ball towards long-on, Stokes scampering in, he gets to it but spills the catch as he dives full length! They pinch two more!

Zain MK: "One wicket and this is England's game." But where's it coming from?

end of over 476 runs
WI: 387/6CRR: 8.23 RRR: 10.66
Ashley Nurse41 (39)
Carlos Brathwaite50 (35)
Mark Wood 10-0-60-4
Adil Rashid 9-0-83-1

Wood is bowled out, finishing with 4 for 60. But this is still manageable for West Indies

Wood to Nurse, 1 run

full, 145kph/90mph outside off, steered through the covers for one more

Wood to Brathwaite, 1 run

banged in short, Brathwaite rides it and takes the blow on the glove, dropped into the leg side - that's his half-century, his first in ODIs. But has he got another Eden Gardens finish in him?

Wood to Brathwaite, no run

bouncer from Wood, skidding through at 142kph, Brathwaite ducks

"This is too riveting!" gulps Kevin Augustine. "It could go either way! One bad over...."

Wood to Nurse, 1 run

dug in short, Nurse slugs a pull through square leg

Wood to Nurse, 2 runs

fires in the yorker, good ball but Nurse digs it out into the leg side and they come scampering back for two

Wood to Brathwaite, 1 run

pitched up on off and driven through the covers

The rate a genial 9.50 an over. England need wickets... Here's Mark Wood

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