Gayle leads West Indies to series-tying win against England

Gayle leads West Indies to series-tying win against England
West Indies' Chris Gayle, left, and teammate Oshane Thomas show the stumps after beating England by seven wickets on the fifth One Day International cricket match at the Daren Sammy Cricket Ground in Gros Islet, St. Lucia, Saturday, March 2, 2019. (AP)
Updated 02 March 2019

Gayle leads West Indies to series-tying win against England

Gayle leads West Indies to series-tying win against England

GROS ISLET, St Lucia: Chris Gayle struck a brutal 77 as West Indies crushed England to win the fifth and final one-day international by seven wickets to clinch a 2-2 draw in the series on Saturday.
The home team won the toss, electing to field first on a bouncy wicket, and Oshane Thomas proved the star of the bowling show. The paceman took a career-best 5-21 as England were skittled out for 113 in only 28.1 overs, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales joint top-scoring with 23 apiece.
The tourists lost their last five wickets for two runs as they collapsed to their lowest 50-over total against West Indies.
West Indies then rushed to their target in just 12.1 overs with veteran opener Gayle lashing nine sixes and five fours in a swashbuckling 27-ball innings.
The third match of the series was abandoned as a draw without a ball being bowled.