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Who would have predicted that: Adil Rashid goes from 1/85 to 5/85 in 5 balls against West Indies

England's Adil Rashid
England's Adil Rashid

In our feature series - Who would have predicted that? – we are looking back at matches where there were big upsets or extraordinary individual performances that turned matches on their head.


On England's tour of West Indies in 2019, the same trip on which they lost the Wisden series 1-2, the ODI series was tied at 2-2 due to the third ODI being abandoned due to rain. The 4th ODI of the series witnessed something extraordinary.


Match Summary


England 418/6 (50 overs) - Jos Buttler 150 (77), Eoin Morgan 103 (88); Carlos Brathwaite 2/69 (10), Oshane Thomas 2/84 (10)  

West Indies 389(48 overs) - Chris Gayle 162 (97), Darren Bravo 61 (59); Adil Rashid 5/85 (10), Mark Wood 4/60 (10)

Result - England won by 29 runs


First, it was the English batters who punished West Indies on their home turf by blasting 418/6. Eoin Morgan scored a brilliant 103 off 86 deliveries but the man for England was Jos Buttler who was awarded the Man of the Match later.

Buttler struck 150, his highest ODI score, off just 77 deliveries. Morgan and Buttler added 204 runs for the fourth wicket off just 124 deliveries.


Fall of wickets: 1-100 (Jonny Bairstow, 13.5 ov), 2-120 (Joe Root, 17.3 ov), 3-165 (Alex Hales, 25.5 ov), 4-369 (Eoin Morgan, 46.1 ov), 5-417 (Jos Buttler, 49.4 ov), 6-418 (Ben Stokes, 49.6 ov)



In order to turn the tables on England, West Indies needed to pull off the second-highest successful ODI chase. In such a situation, who other than Chris Gayle could have put his hand up.


The opener slammed 162 off just 97 balls during his 176-run partnership with Dareen Bravo for the third wicket. After Bravo's departure, Stokes removed Gayle but not before being taken for 24 runs off the over.

The match was by no means over, but Adil Rashid decided to finish it with something special. Ashley Nurse was the first to go on the second ball of the 48th over. On the the next delivery, big-hitting all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite was caught by Eoin Morgan

A dot ball followed. His opposite number, Devendra Bishoo could not last the next one and was caught. Oshane Thomas was stumped by Jos Buttler on the last delivery of the over as Rashid claimed four wickets off five deliveries to keep England's margin of victory to 29.


Fall of wickets: 1-24 (John Campbell, 3.1 ov), 2-44 (Shai Hope, 5.2 ov), 3-220 (Darren Bravo, 23.1 ov), 4-226 (Shimron Hetmyer, 23.3 ov), 5-295 (Chris Gayle, 34.1 ov), 6-301 (Jason Holder, 35.5 ov), 7-389 (Ashley Nurse, 47.2 ov), 8-389 (Carlos Brathwaite, 47.3 ov), 9-389 (Devendra Bishoo, 47.5 ov), 10-389 (Oshane Thomas, 47.6 ov)




West Indies - Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer, Jason Holder (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Sheldon Cottrell, Oshane Thomas 

England - Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood


Match Details


Match: WI v ENG, 4th ODI, England tour of West Indies, 2019 

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 

Toss: West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl 

Venue: National Cricket Stadium, St George's, Grenada 

Umpires: Bruce Oxenford, Gregory Brathwaite 

Third Umpire: Paul Wilson 

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft 


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