Eoin Morgan’s team went on to win the five-match series in the first one-day international by six wickets. The 361-run target has crossed the rest of the eight balls. In the one-day format, there are only two victories to chase the target.
England, after chasing 300 or more runs in nine matches, won the toss. In the 2015 Nottingham, the victory against New Zealand, chasing the target of 350 runs, their previous record was their previous record.
West Indies Inning
West Indies won the toss on Wednesday at Kensington Oval at Bridgetown. Gayle, on one side, did not let himself down, but the visitors did not let the visitors down, the anointed John Campbell Opening opener Evin Lewis scored 30 runs in 28 balls.
Gayle batted slowly down to the start. Roy, one of England’s best fielders, was caught by Liam Plunkett on nine runs. Gayle continued to follow the same cautionary batting for some time after getting life.
Hope, he started playing the shot after being crew. He was the pioneer in the beginning. Slowly swing explosive opener Gayle their pairing got accustomed. They added 131 runs in the second wicket.
Hope, 64 runs off 65 balls. Shimron Hotmayer Nicholas Puran returns to an unbeaten run of the innings. Darren Bravo rocks on bowlers after going into the crease Gayle pair with him quickly gets accustomed.
Bravo was caught in the limelight by trying to fly leg spinner Adil Rashid Gayle picked up his 24th ODI hundred before. The left-handed opener scored 20 runs in the first 49 balls to reach 100 in the 100th over.
Finally Gayle stopped bowled by Ben Stokes His 135-run knock of 129 made 12 beautiful sixes and three fours. At the end, Ashley Nurse’s 25 not out off 8 balls helped the West Indies collect 250 runs. The hosts added 100 runs in the last 10 overs.
West Indies innings with six sixes This is the highest one-day match in one innings. New Zealand’s 22 sixes in 2014 were against them. Gayle, who scored his first six of the match, was the highest scorer in international cricket by Gayle after Shahid Afridi (476).
All-rounder Stokes took 3 wickets for 37 runs. He is not the only one who has digested six sixes of English bowlers. Leg spinner Rashid took three for 74 runs.
Roy scored a 91-run partnership with Johnny Bairstow to give England a flying start. Captain Jason Holder broke the 10.5-over opening pair of Bairstow for 34 off 33 balls with four fours.
Joe Root, with a century in the partnership, made the team stand firm on the ground and returned. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo, who broke the 114-run opening stand in the English Open, got the seventh century.
Riding on the bowlers from the start, Roy scored 30 runs in 50 balls. Reach 65 in the Century. At the end, 15 fours and three were dismissed in 85 balls with 85 balls and one inning.
England’s three-over match in the 12th over of Royer’s batting, Twenty-two of the visitors came in 25.5 overs.
Hosts could not put pressure on English batsmen for batting supportive wickets. Rookie fielding suffered a strokeful bowling Holder’s team has to pay a lot of hard earned opportunities.
Go to the rhythm of a rhythm. Captain Morgan hit the bowlers on the attack. Test and one-day captains are pairing up to see. Holder, who broke his 116-run partnership with a wonderful catch in the third wicket,
Morgan returned to 65 runs in 51 balls with three sixes and four fours. Joy was then at the hands of England.
England was 17th in the last 18 ODIs against West Indies. They have not lost any ODIs since the 2014 series against the Caribbean.
The third century against the hosts in the Caribbean to return to the team in equality is the route. His 97-ball knock of 9 runs in 9 fours. The top order batsman reached the milestone of five thousand runs on the way to take his career-fourteenth century.
Jas Butler gave the team victory with four balls. Stokes on 20 not out
The second ODI will be held on Friday at the same venue.
West Indies: 360/8 (Gayle 135, Campbell 30, Hope 64, Hitmeyer 20, Old 0, Bravo 40, Holder 16, Brathwaite 3, Nurse 25 *, Visu 9 *, Oakes 2/59, Wood 0/49 , Moin 0/85, Plancket 0/54, Stokes 3/37, Rashid 3/74)
England: 364/4 in 48.4 overs (Roy 123, Bayesto 34, Root 102, Morgan 65, Stokes 20 *, Butler 4 *; Visih 1/78, Thomas 1/7, Holder 2/63, Barthwight 0/66, Nurse 0/69, Campbell 0/13)
Result: England won by 6 wickets
Man of the Match: Jason Ryan (England)