Windies earn sensational series-leveling win

Man-of-the-Match Shimron Hetmyer slammed his fourth one-day hundred but it was left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell’s fiery five-wicket haul, along with captain Jason Holder’s late burst, which dismantled world number one England and propelled underdogs West Indies to a dramatic 26-run victory in the second One-Day International here Friday.

Asked to chase 290 for a 2-0 lead in the five-match series after winning Wednesday’s opener, England appeared poised for a comfortable victory at 228 for four at the end of the 40th over, thanks to half-centuries from Ben Stokes (79) and captain Eoin Morgan (70).

during the second One Day International of the Colonial Medical Life Insurance One Day International Series between West Indies and England on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Kensington Oval, Barbados.
Photo by CWI Media/Kerrie Eversley of Brooks LaTouche Photography

But Cottrell, who finished with five for 46 to record the best figures by a West Indian in ODIs at Kensington Oval, and Holder, three for 53, obliterated England’s middle and lower order as the visitors lost their last six wickets for 35 runs in the space of 46 deliveries, to fold for 263 in the 48th over in a stunning collapse.Read More..

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