Windies drub England to square series

Windies drub England to square series

NO STOPPING HIM: Chris Gayle of West Indies slammed a 27-ball 77 against England in the fifth and final ODI. AFP

Oshane Thomas and Chris Gayle starred as the West Indies thrashed England by seven wickets in the fifth and final one-day international in St Lucia on Saturday to square the series 2-2.

After posting 418 in their dramatic win in the 4th ODI, England were bowled out for just 113 as Thomas took five for 21.

Gayle continued his excellent form by smashing a 27-ball 77 as the Windies chased down the total before the interval with 37.5 overs to spare. Gayle slammed five fours and nine sixes. 

Thomas bagged key wickets of England skipper Eoin Morgan (18), Jos Buttler (15) and Moeen Ali (12). 

In terms of balls remaining, it was England's biggest one-day international defeat. 


ENGLAND: Jonny Bairstow b Cottrell 11, Alex Hales c S Hope b Brathwaite 23, Joe Root c Cottrell b Holder 1, Eion Morgan c Cottrell b Thomas 18, Ben Stokes c S Hope b Brathwaite 15, Jos Buttler c Cottrell b Thomas 23, Moeen Ali c S Hope b Thomas 12, Chris Woakes c Brathwaite b Thomas 0, Tom Curran b Thomas 0, Adil Rashid b c S Hope b Holder 0, Mark Wood (not out) 0. Extras (W-9, NB-1) 10. Total (all out, 28.1 overs) 113.

Fall of wickets: 1-16, 2-18, 3-57, 4-63, 5-88, 6-111, 7-111, 8-113, 9-113. 

Bowling: Sheldon Cottrell 4-0-23-1, Jason Holder 7-2-28-2, Carlos Brathwaite 8-1-17-2, Oshane Thomas 5.1-0-21-5, Ashley Nurse 4-0-24-0. 

WEST INDIES: Chris Gayle b Wood 77, John Campbell b Wood 1, Shai Hope b Woakes 13, Darren Bravo (not out) 7, Shimron Hetmyer (not out) 11. Extras (W-5, NB-1) 6. Total (for 3 wkts, 12.1 overs) 115. 

Fall of wickets: 1-40, 2-93, 3-95. 

Bowling: Chris Woakes 6-0-56-1, Mark Wood 6-0-55-2, Tom Curran 0.1-0-4-0.