Cottrell and Hetmyer star as Windies beat England to level ODI series

A career best 5-46 from pacer Sheldon Cottrell handed the West Indies a 26 run win over England in their second One Day International at the Kensington Oval in Barbados on Friday. The win helped the Windies level the 5-match series at 1-1. Having been inserted to bat, the Windies got off to a solid start once again as Jamaicans Chris Gayle and John Campbell put on 61 for the opening stand. Having hit 4 fours in his knock, Campbell was dismissed for 23 off the bowling of Liam Plunkett.

Gayle pushed on to his second consecutive score of at least 50 as he hoisted 4 sixes and one four in an even half century before being dismissed with the score on 98-2. By this time, Shai Hope once again looked set for a big total before he fell for 33. With the score on 197-4 and the West Indies once again looking set for a big total, Darren Bravo was run out for 25. 

The inform Shimron Hetmyer would find a useful ally in Ashley Nurse and the young Guyanese would bring up his 4th ODI ton. Hetmeyer ended on 104 not and Nurse an unbeaten 13 as the West Indies posted 289-5. Cotterell who was brought in for Nicholas Pooran, quickly justified the decision as the he took the wickets of Jonny Bairstow for a duck and Jason Roy for 2 to leave England at 10-2.

Joe Root went about repairing things for England but he fell with the socre at 60-3 but captain Eion Morgan quickly got into his stride, putting on 99 with ben Stokes for the 4th wicket before falling for 70. Stokes went for 79 and Jos Butler 34. The Windies then soldiered on through Cottrell who grabbed his maiden 5 wicket haul, dismissing Moeen Ali and then Adil Rashid before Carlos Brathwaite wrapped up the workman- like victory for the caribbean team. The series now moves to Grenada for the 3rd and 4th ODI matches with the next game set for Monday



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