England beat West Indies by 29 runs in astonishing ODI

West Indies’ Shannon Gabriel (left) with England’s Joe Root. (Reuters pic)

GRENADA: Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan made centuries before Adil Rashid took four wickets in five balls as England beat West Indies by 29 runs in an astonishing fourth one-day international of the series in Grenada on Wednesday.

Spectators were left ducking for cover as the teams piled up 46 sixes in St. George’s – 24 by England and 22 by West Indies.

England scored 418 for six off their 50 overs, a score which West Indies impressively chased, with opener Chris Gayle smashing 162 from 97 balls.

Leg-spinner Rashid clinched victory by wrapping up the West Indies’ tail with his four wicket-burst in the 48th over that dismissed the home team for 389.

The victory gave England a 2-1 lead in the series, which lost a game when rain washed out Monday’s third match in Grenada.

The final match will be in St Lucia on Saturday.