Sixes galore and a Caribbean record: England's extraordinary Grenada innings in numbers

England smashed 418 for 6 in the fourth ODI against West Indies at St George's. Here, The Cricketer runs down some of the standout statistical headlines from an amazing innings


4 - Four of England’s top five batsmen (Jonny Bairstow, Alex Hales, Eoin Morgan and Jos Buttler) reached a half-century in the same innings for just the fifth time in one-day international cricket. Three of those instances have come in the past three years, while the first came way back in 1980 against Australia at Edgbaston

15 - The number of deliveries required by Buttler to move from his half-century, which came up in 45 balls, to his ton. One extraordinary sequence of hitting saw the Lancashire keeper smash 11 consecutive boundaries, a streak which was ended when he was dropped at deep point by John Campbell

20 - This was the 20th occasion that a team has made a score of more than 400 in men’s one-day internationals. England have achieved totals in excess of 400 four times since 2015.


Jos Buttler and Eoin Morgan both made hundreds

24 - The number of sixes hit by England’s batsmen during their 50 overs, a world record. The previous best of 23 had been set just seven days previously, by West Indies against England in Barbados.

150 - Buttler’s best score in international cricket came in just 77 deliveries. It is the second fastest ODI 150 of all time. The record holder, AB de Villiers, managed the mark in just 64 balls. West Indies were again the victims, four years to the day previously.

154 - The runs plundered by England in the final 10 overs of their innings. And to think Jason Holder put the tourists in!


Jonny Bairstow in action early in the innings

399 - England’s previous oversea ODI record total was smashed by 19 runs. Back in 2016, South Africa were taken for 399-9 in Bloemfontein.

413 - Up until today, the biggest ODI score by any side in the Caribbean was the 413 for 5 made by India against Bermuda at Port of Spain in 2007. England have managed two of the top five in the space of seven days, following their remarkable chase in Bridgetown a week ago

6,051 - During his wonderful innings, Morgan became the first England player to register 6,000 runs for his country in ODI cricket. He has managed his 6,051 from 179 innings at an average of 39.80 and a strike rate of 92.63. Only three other players have accumulated more than 4,700.




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