After First ODI Loss, West Indies Look To Second ODI Against England

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Chris Gayle of the West Indies is bowled by Ben Stokes of England during the 1st One Day International match between the West Indies and England at Kensington Oval on February 20, 2019 in Bridgetown, Barbados. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 22, 2018: The West Indies cricket team, fresh from their loss in the first One Day International match against England in Barbados Wednesday, will face the English side again today, Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.

The two side will clash in the second Colonial Medical Insurance ODI at the Kensington Oval in Barbados from 11 a.m.

West Indies captain, Jason Holder, says his bowlers need to be “precise” against the England side that “pack a heavy punch in their batting,” as they go into the second clash.

Despite a record 360-8 off their 50 overs, including a superb 135 off 129 balls by left hander Chris Gayle, the Windies lost to England by six wickets with eight balls to spare after the English side replied with 364-4 off 48.4 overs.

Still the total was the West Indies highest-ever at the venue – surpassing the 312 against Sri Lanka, 16 years ago, and the side’s joint third-highest – tied with the mark against Pakistan in Karachi, over three decades ago.

Gayle was full of praise for his part in helping the team attain the 360. “I raised the West Indies flag a bit high since it’s my last home series (before retiring),” he told Sky Sports. “It’s best to keep the Windies flag high and make sure everybody has a chance to see it. This is one of my best innings to be honest with you. It took me a while to get my first boundary, but at the same time, I stuck at it and eventually like in life, it’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.”

The other three ODI’s will be played as follows:

3rd Colonial Medical Insurance ODI  Monday, February 25th – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada.

4th Colonial Medical Insurance ODI – Wednesday, February 27th – Grenada National Stadium, Grenada.

5th Colonial Medical Insurance ODI– Saturday, March 2nd – Daren Sammy Cricket Ground, Saint Lucia.


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