4th ODI: Jos Buttler played an innings to remember as England entered the record books for smashing 24 sixes in their innings. England posted a mammoth 418/6 in their stipulated 50 overs. Buttler smashed a 77-ball 150. His innings was laced with 12 sixes and 13 fours. England pipped Windies to the world record. Windies had hit 23 sixes in one inning. Thanks to Chris Gayle, Windies were about to better England 24 sixes in the same match but fell two sixes shy off the mark. They ended with 22 sixes, with Gayle hitting 14 of them all by himself. Also Read - IND vs AUS 2021: Mohammed Siraj Remembers His Late Father Afer Picking up Maiden Five-Wicket Haul in Brisbane, Says Can't Express My Feelings in Words | WATCH VIDEO
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Meanwhile, Windies batsman Chris Gayle also entered record books as he became the first cricketer to hit 500 international sixes. He also became the second Windies cricketer to breach the 10,000-run-mark in ODI cricket. He did it during the 4th ODI against England at St George’s, Grenada. Gayle scored a 162 off 97 balls. His innings was studded with 14 sixes and 11 fours. Chasing a mammoth 419 to win, the onus was on Gayle to get them as close as possible. He did that but could not take Windies over the line as they lost the match by 29 runs.
“Jos Buttler is superb. He is one of the best strikers in world cricket today. He’s not close to the Universe Boss though,” Gayle opined on Buttler’s 150.
Windies (From): Chris Gayle, John Campbell, Shai Hope (wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Nicholas Pooran, Darren Bravo, Jason Holder (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Oshane Thomas, Sheldon Cottrell, Fabian Allen
England (From): Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (C), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Alex Hales, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, David Willey