Windies vs England, 2019: 5th ODI – Statistical Highlights

Windies vs England, 2019: 5th ODI – Statistical Highlights

All the major stats and numbers recorded during a record win for the Windies against England.

Chris Gayle and Oshane Thomas of the West Indies celebrate the win. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images,)

A high-scoring ODI series between the Windies and England came to a fairy tale with the visiting side getting bundled out for just 113 in the final game of the 5-match series. On a track with something for the pacers, the England batsmen were rolled over by the Windies pacers. Oshane Thomas, with his 5-wicket haul, rattled England’s last five wickets for just two runs. Chris Gayle went all guns blazing in the small run-chase by scoring a 27-ball 77 with nine sixes and five fours. The Windies chased down the target with seven wickets and 227 balls to spare.

All the major stats and numbers recorded during a record win for the Windies against England:

A record defeat for England:

227 – England suffered their biggest defeat in terms of balls to spare in the ODI format. Their previous biggest ODI loss in terms of balls was by 226 balls against Australia in the 2003 Sydney ODI defending 117 and also against New Zealand in the CWC15 match while defending 123.


28.1 – England’s innings lasted 28.1 overs which is their 3rd shortest ODI innings in an unreduced match. They were bowled out in 24.2 overs against Pakistan in 1985 and lasted only 26.1 overs against Sri Lanka during the home ODI in 2014.


2 – Runs aggregated by England for losing their last five wickets; the joint 2nd fewest by any team in an ODI inning. England went down from 111/5 to 113/10 in the space of 20 deliveries. Australia scored only one run for the lost of their last five wickets in the 2011 Colombo ODI against Sri Lanka.

New Zealand against Pakistan in the 2003 Lahore ODI and Bangladesh against Australia in the 2003 Old Trafford ODI also aggregated two runs for their final five wickets.


A record-breaking fifty:

19 – Balls Chris Gayle needed for his fifty; the fastest by a Windies player in the ODI format. Darren Sammy has two fifties in 20 deliveries against South Africa in 2010 and against Australia in 2012 respectively. Interestingly, Gayle broke Sammy’s record in Gros Islet at a stadium which is named after Darren Sammy itself.


5 – Chris Gayle now has a fifty-plus score in each of his last five ODI innings. He is only the 2nd Windies player to score five consecutive 50+ scores in ODI format. Gordon Greenidge had six 50+ scores in a row between 1979 and 1980.


96.10 – Chris Gayle scored 96.10% of his runs in boundaries having scored 74 runs in boundaries during his 77-run knock. This is the joint 2nd highest % of runs coming in boundaries during an ODI inning of 50+ runs.

Andre Fletcher scored 96.15% of his runs against Bangladesh in 2009 (50 out of 52 runs) while Brendon McCullum also scored 96.10% in boundaries during the CWC15 game against England. (74 out of 77 runs)


A record six for Gayle:

205 – Chris Gayle’s 4th six out of the nine he hit in this game was his 200th maximum in International cricket in the Caribbean Islands. He is only the 2nd player to his 200 International sixes at home. Brendon McCullum hit 230 sixes in New Zealand across all the three International formats.


A series of new records:

424 – The 424 runs by Chris Gayle in this series are the most by any player in an ODI series/tournament by playing no more than four innings. Hashim Amla aggregated 413 runs across four innings during the home ODI series against Windies in 2015.


39 – Chris Gayle ended the series with 39 sixes to his name; two more than what the whole England team hit in this series. Gayle’s 39 sixes are also the most by any player in an ODI series/tournament surpassing his own record of 26 sixes during the 2015 CWC.


103 – This ODI series became only the 2nd bilateral ODI series to witness 100+ sixes. The series between India and Australia in 2013 recorded 107 sixes.

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