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Oshane Thomas is Man of the Match. Chris Gayle, deservedly, is the Man of the Series.
Clinical show with the ball earlier in the day. All credit to the way Cottrell and Holder set it up with early wickets. Carlos Brathwaite then bowled a miserly spell that consisted eight overs on the trot, for just 17 runs and picked up two vital middle-order wickets to ensure against a fightback. Thomas then ran through the tail and registered his maiden fifer in ODI cricket. And then, it was a Gayle show. He simply picked up from where he'd left off in the previous fixture, slammed a few records in his 19-ball fifty that's now the fastest for a WI player, and then eventually finished with a 27-ball 77 to almost single-handedly dictate the chase.
Windies win by 7 wickets: Bravo and Hetmyer finish off the formalities off the first ball of the 13th over and that's a massive, massive win for the hosts.
Well, there's a (consolation) wicket for Woakes too after all the hammering earlier. He takes out Hope but, once again, no celebrations. Mere formalities left for the hosts. This brings Shimron Hetmyer to the crease. This should be fun!
WICKET: The fun doesn't stop there! Gayle piles on more misery on Wood before departing for a27-ball 77! 26 runs off the over - all in fours and sixes - before the opener was bowled off the last ball. Wood is relieved, but no major celebrations there in the England camp. WI, meanwhile, 93/2.
FIFTY: Gayle has slammed the fastest fifty by a WI batsmen - off 19 deliveries - surpassing the 20-ball effort by Sammy on a ground named after the former WI skipper! Half a dozen sixes there!
FIRST WICKET: Wood strikes and Campbell falls this time. He has made just one in the opening stand of 40. It's been fireworks from the other end. Full and fast and the batter was late into the shot. Lost his stumps there.
Windies 40 for 1
DRAMA: Woakes had Gayle caught after bowling the short ball. But it's a no ball. Gayle sends the free-hit ball for a six.
Windies 40 for no loss after three overs.
BRISK START: Windies mean business and Gayle wants to have fun as well. Consecutive sixes against Woakes in the third over. In the opening over, he had picked two consecutive boundaries and then a six. Entertaining stuff.
Windies 33 for no loss
ALL OUT: What. A. Performance. Windies have roared in this contest. England didn't know what hit them. Oshane Thomas picks up his maiden five-wicket haul. The visitors have just 113 on the board. Windies openers will walk out to bat in 10 to seal the contest. Stay tuned.
EIGHT: England haven't turned up for the game. Buttler goes now Cottrell gets his first. He goes for 23 off 36.
England 113 for 8
Double trouble: Thomas is on fire! He's gotten rid of Woakes and Buttler in the space of three deliveries! Both victims of short ball - Woakes tamely pulled to mid-wicket and Buttler, after spending some time in the middle and making 23 off 36, top-edges his pull to Cottrell in the deep. Rashid and Curran in the middle, and England in deep, deep trouble.
Moeen dismissed: Windies have inflicted another damage. Moeen, rather, throws his wicket away. Short of length ball from Oshant Thomas and another batsman has been done in by the extra bounce. Moeen here edges it behind and England are six down.
WICKET: Just as a partnership was starting to build, just as Stokes was starting to look threatening, Brathwaite strikes. It's a short ball again. Banged in short, Stokes goes for a pull but gloves it behind to the keeper. Here's Moeen.
Morgan departs: Oshane Thomas strikes now. There were ten dots on the row, including that maiden from Brathwaite. and the pressure takes the toll. Short ball from Thomas and Morgan pulls instinctively. Except that there are two fielders in the deep. Poor timing and the top-edge flies to fine leg where Cottrell completes the easy catch. England 63/4 and in deep trouble. Drinks break called. England need it desperately.
Brathwaite joins the party: Hales was beginning to spread his wings and Brathwaite has nipped that threat in the bud. Short and outside off, and some extra bounce. Hales gets an outside edge to the man behind the stumps. Stokes at No. 5 today for England, earlier than he would have hoped.
Double trouble for England: Early wicket for Windies and here comes the salute celebration from Cottrell. Bairstow falls after a run a ball 11. Short ball is followed by a fuller delivery, tempting Bairstow to drive and he takes the bait. No footwork though, and the ball takes the inside edge to knock his leg-stump back! Holder takes out Root in the following over and it is two in two for the hosts. Short ball again. and Root goes for an uppercut but hands it straight to Cottrell at third man.
Right then. Here we go. Bairstow and Hales are at the crease. Bairstow is on strike. Cottrell will open the attack. And he begins with a wide!
Windies: Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope(w), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder(c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas
England: Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan(c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler(w), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood
TOSS: Windies win toss and opt to bowl in the series-decider
Hello and welcome to the series decider in St. Lucia. After an action-packed fourth game where over 800 runs were scored, in which England held their nerve to take a series lead after beating Windies by 29 runs in a mammoth chase of 419, here we are in St.Lucia for the fifth and final ODI.
England can't lose the series from here. Windies can, and if they do, it'll be their 18th consecutive series loss in the format. Going into the World Cup, it's not ideal for the hosts, who had come so close in the last ODI but blew it when it mattered. Can they stand up to the challenge? We'll find out in just a bit.
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