Fourth one-day universal, National Cricket Stadium, Grenada
Britain 418-6 (50 overs): Buttler 150, Morgan 103, Hales 82
West Indies 389 (48 overs): Gayle 162, Rashid 5-85, Wood 4-60
Britain win by 29 runs
Britain’s exciting 29-run triumph over West Indies in the fourth one-day universal gives them the conviction they can “take” matches they don’t look like winning, says skipper Eoin Morgan.
Chris Gayle hit 162 to put West Indies on course to pursue down 419 after Jos Buttler’s 150 and Morgan’s 103.
With the hosts requiring 32 off the last 18 balls, Adil Rashid took four wickets in the 48th over to verify triumph.
“It indicates we can discover a method for taking a round of cricket,” said Morgan.
“We were in the second position for a significant part of the West Indies innings and that great execution from Adil to win us the diversion implies a gigantic sum since it makes more conviction that we can win when our backs are against the divider.”
Jonny Bairstow (56) and Alex Hales put on a century opening stand, with Hales in the long run succumbing to 82 on his arrival to the side instead of the harmed Jason Roy in Grenada.
Morgan and Buttler then shared a 204-run association, the England chief raising his twelfth ODI century and Buttler crushing a profession best 150 off only 77 balls as the sightseers posted 418-6.
Regardless of Mark Wood taking 4-60, West Indies kept in front of the rate because of Gayle’s 14 sixes and key commitments from Darren Bravo (61), Carlos Brathwaite (50) and Ashley Nurse (43) preceding Rashid’s intercession, with the leg-spinner asserting 5-85.
“When you have such exceptional cricket for the whole match, it’s mind blowing to play in,” Morgan told the Test Match Special digital recording.
“It makes a colossal measure of weight on everyone’s execution and there is no stowing away.
“It was a great test for us – we remained quiet and figured out how to get over the line however just through Adil’s uncommon over.
“Our execution wasn’t exactly there at various stages – it wouldn’t have been a tight diversion if our precision and scrupulousness were on the cash. We’re unforgiving on ourselves and need to improve for the following match.”
Britain lead the five-coordinate arrangement 2-1 with the last ODI in St Lucia at 15:00 GMT on Saturday.