As English captain Eoin Morgan entitled Adil Rashid as a “Strong Asset”. Accordingly, This English spinner picked 5 wickets against Windies and accelerate the wicket-taking festival on the fourth ODI of the five-match series.
England beats Windies by 26 runs
England beats Windies by 26 runs on the fourth ODI of five-match series. Though England had to bat first losing the toss, but started well, with 100 runs on the opening partnership. Because of, the next three wickets, Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, and Joe Root, England never felt pressure at all.
English Captain Jos Buttler and Wicket Keeper made 204 runs the 4th wicket partnership. English captain Eoin Morgan got his 12th ODI century, 103 runs came from 88 balls only with 8 fours and 6 sixes. But experienced Jos Buttler picked 150 runs from only 77 balls with 13 fours and 12 sixes and celebrated the 7th ODI century.
To the target of a huge score of 418 runs, Windies started worst. Their opening brought 24 runs then John Cample and Shai Hope returns early. On the other hand, Darren Bravo companied Chris Gayle for 176 runs. Carlos Brathwaite scored a fifty. Accordingly, Windies opener Chris Gayle made another destruction on the English bowlers, made his 25th ODI century, 162 runs came from 97 balls with 11 fours and 14 sixes but failed to pick the stamps.
Eoin Morgan the English Captain
But our headline, English captain Eoin Morgan entitled Adil Rashid as a “Strong Asset”. Adil Rashid picked 5 wickets in a row, Mark Wood had four this two made the lead of the wicket-taking festival as well. On the other hand, Ben Stokes had the rest.
English captain Eoin Morgan entitled Adil Rashid, “Adil is a strong asset of ours. He has the ability to bowl anywhere in the 50 overs and particularly at the end, he poses a huge threat with his variations. He kept his calm. It wasn’t easy to bowl to the short side, particularly to Chris Gayle, and then when he came on at the far end, he found a really nice rhythm and found nice purchase off the pitch. That breeds confidence. To come back and bowl an over where he takes four wickets and wins us the game is outstanding.”
Some records in Granada
Firstly, this match witnessed 807 runs, which is the third highest of an ODI, after South Africa-Australia scored 872 runs and India-Sri Lanka got 825 runs. Secondly, the match got 46 sixes, 24 from England the rests for the Windies, which is the most sixes in an ODI.
Thirdly, England scored 154 runs from the last ten overs, which is the second highest collection for a team at that moment of the match, after 163 runs came from South Africa-Windies match in 2015. Fourthly, English batsmen hit 24 sixes that is the highest for the English batsmen.
Fifthly, Jos Buttler picked 76 balls to reach 150, only AB de Villiers belongs to him taking 64 balls on this record. Another matter, Buttler’s 12 sixes are the another highest sixes record for any English batsmen.
Therefore, English captain Eoin Morgan entitled Adil Rashid as a “Strong Asset”. Though Jos Buttler won the man of the match Adil Rashid contributes well for the victory.