West Indies vs England 2nd ODI: Hetmyer’s unbeaten 104 levels series at 1-1

Shimron Hetmyer 104 not out West Indies England 2nd ODI Barbados cricket

Shimron Hetmyer celebrates after scoring his fourth ODI century

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Shimron Hetmyer smashed an unbeaten 104 to not only lead the West Indies to a 26-run win over England in the second ODI in Barbados, but also level the series at 1-1.

Being put in to bat first, the West Indies got off to a great start as Chris Gayle and John Campbell amassed a 61-run partnership before Campbell was caught by Moeen Ali at mid-on off the bowling of Liam Plunkett for 23.

Gayle went on to score 50, which came off 63 balls and included a boundary and four sixes, before he was clean bowled by Adil Rashid.

Shai Hope managed to make 33 before he was taken out by Ben Stokes, while Hetmyer and Darren Bravo stabilised the innings with a 76-run partnership, during which Hetmyer brought up his fifty, before Bravo was run out by Rashid for 25.

Despite captain Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite falling soon after, Hetmyer ended up making an unbeaten 104, which came off 83 balls and included seven boundaries and four sixes, to help the West Indies finish on 289/6.

Rashid, Stokes, Plunkett and Mark Wood picked up one wicket apiece.

Chasing 290 to win, England were dealt a huge blow on the second ball as Jonny Bairstow was trapped lbw off the bowling of Sheldon Cottrell for a golden duck.

Cottrell struck again in his next over as he clean bowled Jason Roy for two runs.

Joe Root and captain Eoin Morgan steadied things with a 50-run stand before Root was caught behind off the bowling of Oshane Thomas for 36.

Morgan and Stokes kept the runs flowing with a 99-run partnership, during which Morgan surpassed his half-century, before he was dismissed by Cottrell for a 83-ball 70, which included five boundaries and three sixes.

Stokes and Jos Buttler added 69 runs to the score before Stokes was caught behind off the bowling of Holder for 79, which came off 85 deliveries and included seven boundaries and two sixes.

Holder then removed Buttler and Tom Curran in successive deliveries in his next over, while Cottrell took two wickets in three balls when he sent Rashid and Moeen packing.

England ended up being bowled out for 263 when Plunkett was caught by Holder at long-off off the bowling of Brathwaite for two runs.

Cottrell was the most successful bowler with five wickets, while Holder took three, and Thomas and Brathwaite claimed one wicket each.

Hetmyer was named Man of the Match.

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