Discussion in 'Match Archive' started by Munna, Jan 23, 2019.
Two in two Wood! On fire. Excellent fast bowling.
Mark Wood bowling a proper fast bowling spell here. Not seen one like this in ages
Yup. Great to see. This is what Eng have been missing in this tour.
Windies 74-5. Awesome fast bowling. Why was he not playing before??
Now windies collapse. Wood with 5 wickets
England batting again with 100+ lead
What a sensational catch by Broad to dismiss Joseph.
ODI series kicks off today.
England favourites but West Indies will be looking to put up a fight.
West Indies: Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope, Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood.
West Indies win the toss & bat
Wont get many more opportunities to follow Chris Gayle. Hope he has a great series
Gayle watch - 6 off 23 lol!
Campbell meanwhile is 30 from 26
Seems like Gayle has been watching a few how to open like Ahmed Shehzad videos
Finally a boundary for Gayle!
West indies 74/1
50's for both Gayle and Hope. Windies are going well.
The volcano has erupted! 5th six now for the big man
West indies are dealing in sixes!
Century for Gayle. Started off slowly but almost at a run a ball now
Isn't this his first ODI back in forever? What a player.
Coming back after 6 months.
Gayle is a beast
No team will be easy in the WC and that's why I feel Pakistan doesn't have as good a chance.
Aur maar bestow
We have Fakhar and Imam to blaze away.
Thomas, Gabriel, Starc, Cummins, Wood, Ferguson, Bumrah, Steyn, Rabada, Ngidi, Kumara are all genuine fast bowlers Pakistan has none.
England 250/2 in reply. Fantastic chase thanks to Roy
England are the goat odi team.
England won’t have a better chance than 2019
Man with India being out of the World Cup, England will become huge favorites.
England are going to take some stopping in this format. That was chased with ease. They have so many players in form. If one fails you can rely on someone else having a blinder
Gayle breaks Afridi’s record for most sixes in intl cricket
BRIDGETOWN: Windies cricketer Chris Gayle on Wednesday broke former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi’s record of most sixes in international cricket when he hit a six off the first ball in the 15th over bowled by Moeen Ali. With that, Gayle edged past the Pakistani batsman for his 477th big hit.
The 39-year-old now stands at the top of the list with 488 international sixes, having smashed 287 sixes in ODIs, 103 sixes in T20Is and 98 maximums in the longest format of the game.
Gayle achieved the feat in his 444th match while Afridi had smashed 476 sixes from 524 matches. New Zealand’s Brendon Mccullum is third in the list with 398 hits over the fence, followed by Sri Lanka’s Sanath Jayasuriya (352) and India’s Rohit Sharma (349).
Gayle also smashed his 24th ODI century anchoring the West Indies to a formidable total of 360 for eight batting first against England in the day/night first fixture of a five-match series at Kensington Oval in Barbados.
Playing his first ODI since the home series against Bangladesh last July and having announced that the upcoming World Cup will be his international farewell in the format, the big-hitting left-hander signalled his intentions for a lengthy grand finale with an innings of 135 off 129 balls with 12 sixes and three fours.
His tally of maximums dominated an innings in which 23 sixes were struck, a new record for an ODI inning as Ashley Nurse heaved Adil Rashid beyond the boundary off the final ball of the innings to eclipse the previous standard.
Just switched on and we have a great finish on here
England need 40 from 30 with 3 wickets in hand
Rashid and Moeen looking to see England home
Back to back boundaries for Rashid
31 from 24
Cottrell with his 4th, great celebration
Plunkett the new man, he can hit the ball
Five-fer for Cottrell! Moeen gone and that surely is it for England
Got to say the England support is unbelievable. Barmy army follow them everywhere