Last week (on February 20) when England surpassed West Indies’ 360 with two overs to spare to win the first of the five-match ODI series, we had said, one doesn’t go bonkers anymore when teams make 350-plus scores in ODIs.

But the teams repeated – nay, surpassed – the madness of the first ODI (which saw 724 runs being scored) when they clashed at Grenada and produced 807 runs. It was 100 overs of six-hitting mayhem by both teams. They aggregated 46 sixes in the match, setting a new record.

Responding to the tourists’ mammoth total of 418 for six, the highest ever in an ODI in the Caribbean, the home side were set on course by a rampaging 162 off 97 balls by veteran opener Chris Gayle.

England, however, prevailed ultimately, thanks to a four-wicket over (98th of the match) by Adil Rashid. West Indies collapsed, falling short of just 29, as they had two more overs left.

Earlier, Jos Buttler led the way for the visitors with a rampaging innings of 150 off just 77 balls with 12 sixes and 13 fours while his captain, Eoin Morgan, reached 103 off 88 deliveries with six sixes and eight fours.

It was, of course, a field day for the statisticians covering this run-fest. Here’s a look at all the important records and other stats from this match:-

  • The match aggregate of 807 runs is the third-highest in ODIs.

Top-5 match aggregates in ODIs

Total runs Result Venue
872 South Africa (438/9) beat Australia (434/4) by one wicket. Johannesburg, South Africa
825 India (414/7) beat Sri Lanka (411/8) by three runs.  Rajkot, India
807 England (418/6) beat West Indies (389) by 29 runs. St George's, West Indies
763 New Zealand (398/5) beat England (365/9) by 13 runs (via D/L method)  The Oval, England
747 India (381/6) beat England (366/8) by 15 runs.  Cuttack, India

  • England batsmen hit 24 sixes – the most for a side in an ODI innings. They surpassed West Indies record of 23 sixes (which they’d set in the first game of this series, in Bridgetown). West Indies, during their chase, hit 22 sixes, taking the match tally to 46.

  • Chris Gayle played another blinder on Wednesday, taking West Indies close to victory. During his 97-ball stay, the Jamaican surpassed several milestones.

  • Gayle also scored the second-fastest hundred in an ODI in a losing cause. He got to the milestone in 55 balls – one ball more than Jonny Bairstow did against Scotland in 2018. Gayle’s 85-ball 150 is also the fastest ODI 150 in a losing cause.

  • West Indies’ 389 is the highest total by a side losing all 10 wickets in an ODI. Pakistan had made 349 against Zimbabwe at Kingston in 2007 World Cup.
  • England captain Eoin Morgan, en route to his 12th ODI hundred, became the first batsman from his country to surpass 6,000 runs in the 50-over format.

  • The match had a spectacular climax with Adil Rashid taking four wickets in five balls. This is a rare occurence in ODI cricket – and it had to come in a game that saw 807 runs!