Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TOO MANY FLAWS*

Windies flop in field as Ali fires England to victory


BRISTOL
 
A BLISTERING 94 from Chris Gayle and a career-best spell from Miguel Cummins failed to top Moeen Ali’s third One-day International hundred and Liam Plunkett’s best ODI bowling that swept England to a 124-run victory over West Indies in the third ODI yesterday.
The talismanic Gayle struck nine fours and six sixes from 78 balls to lead the Windies’ batting, but the Caribbean side, chasing 370 for victory, were dismissed for 245 in 39.1 overs at the Gloucestershire County Ground.
Gayle dominated two half-century stands with Shai Hope and Jason Mohammed for the second and fourth wickets respectively before he was run out going for a single in the 27th over with West Indies needing 194 from the remaining 139 balls.
None of the other batsmen could match the explosive batting of Gayle nor showed enough prolonged resistance to get the Windies anywhere close to their target.

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