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21 Feb 2019

England beat West Indies in first ODI: Here're records broken

Gayle heroics not enough as England emerge victorious

With less than 100 days left for the ICC World Cup 2019, England showed once again why they are the number one side in the world in ODIs.

Eoin Morgan's side chased down a nearly impossible target of 361 to down West Indies.

Jason Roy and Joe Root struck hundreds to master the chase after West Indian Chris Gayle had scored 135.

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In context

Gayle heroics not enough as England emerge victorious
How did the match pan out?

First ODI

How did the match pan out?

Batting first, Windies rode on a superb ton by Gayle to post a competitive total of 360/8. Shai Hope (64) gave the opener the required support.

Ben Stokes (3/37) was the pick of the English bowlers.

England kept themselves in the game and sealed the match with 8 balls to spare.

Besides Roy and Root, Morgan hit a 51-ball 65. Jason Holder took 2/63.

Chase masters

England master their highest chase in ODIs

England pulled of their highest chase in the 50-over format, as Roy (123) hit his seventh career ODI hundred.

The aggressive opener smashed 15 fours and three sixes.

Root struck a 97-ball 102 to smash his 14th career ODI ton.

The anchorman hit nine fours and shared two century-plus partnerships with Roy (114) and Morgan (116) respectively.

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Windies smash 23 sixes against England

Windies

Windies smash 23 sixes against England

Chris Gayle was at his best against England, as he notched his 24th career ODI century. The southpaw hit three fours and 12 sixes.

Gayle is now one ton away from equalling legends Kumar Sangakkara and AB de Villiers in terms of career ODI tons (25).

Windies hit 23 sixes against England. It is the most by a team in the history of ODIs.

Gayle

Gayle scripts various records against England

Gayle's 12 sixes against England is his second best tally in ODI cricket.

His best is 16 sixes versus Zimbabwe in 2015.

Gayle has 1,307 ODI runs against England.

He went past Desmond Haynes (1,185).

The powerful batsman also notched his third career ton against England and equalled Sir Vivian Richards.

Gayle now has the most sixes in international cricket (488).

A fleet of records for Joe Root in ODIs

Root

A fleet of records for Joe Root in ODIs

Root became the fourth England player to get to 5,000 ODI runs (5,048).

He joined the likes of Eoin Morgan, Ian Bell and Paul Collingwood.

Root is also the fourth quickest batsmen to reach 5,000 ODI runs, after Hashim Amla, Viv Richards and Virat Kohli.

The 28-year-old also went past South Africa's JP Duminy in terms of career ODI runs (5,016).

Other records scripted in this match

Gayle amassed his highest ODI score versus England. Root now has 662 ODI runs against WI. He went past former England players Michael Atherton (638) and Alex Stewart (659). England have beaten West Indies 10 times in their last 11 ODIs (W 10, N/R 1).

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How many runs did Chris Gayle smash against England in first ODI?

What records did Windies create in the first ODI versus England?

Which players won the match for England?

By how many wickets did England beat WI?

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How many runs did Chris Gayle smash against England in first ODI?

Asked on 21-02-2019 by Aaradhya Dutta

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Chris Gayle smashed 135 against England in the first ODI. He hit 12 sixes.

What records did Windies create in the first ODI versus England?

Asked on 21-02-2019 by Shreyas Chavan

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WI hit the most sixes in an ODI innings which is a world record. They also hit their highest score versus England.

Which players won the match for England?

Asked on 21-02-2019 by Paridhi Gavde

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Joe Root and Jason Roy hit impressive hundreds to win the match for England.

By how many wickets did England beat WI?

Asked on 21-02-2019 by Shreyas Bose

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England best WI by six wickets.

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