West Indies beat England by four wickets to win ODI series

SUMMARY: England 206-9 from 40 overs (Ben Duckett 71, Liam Livingstone 45, Gus Atkinson 20*; Matthew Forde 3-29, Alzarri Joseph 61, Romario Shepherd 2-50) vs West Indies 191-6 from 31.4 overs (Keacy Carty 50, Alick Athanaze 45, Romario Shepherd 41*; Will Jacks 3-22, Gus Atkinson 2-58)


West Indies got over the line in a nervy chase to beat England by four wickets on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in a rain-shortened third one-day international in Barbados.

When play began two hours later than scheduled, seamer Matthew Forde quickly took three wickets on his international debut as England collapsed to 49-5.

Ben Duckett made 71 to help England recover and post 206-9 from 40 overs after another rain delay.

A further downpour left West Indies with a revised target of 188 from 34 overs and they looked on course for a comfortable victory thanks to a composed half-century from Keacy Carty.

However, England hit back to set up a tense finale with Will Jacks taking 3-22 as the spinners did the damage.

The game looked to be going down to the wire, but one expensive over (costing 24) from the previously impressive Gus Atkinson swung the game decisively in West Indies’ favour and Romario Shepherd, who finished unbeaten on 41 from 28 balls, sealed the win with 14 balls to spare.

West Indies take the ODI series 2-1 and can celebrate a first home series win over England in the format since 1998.

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