England won the fourth ODI of the series against Windies and took the series3-0 with one more match to go. A terrific counterattacking century from opener Evin Lewis propelled the visitors to 356 for 5 from a precarious 33 for 3 inside the first seven overs. He stitched century stands with Jason Mohammed and skipper Jason Holder. England started steadily with a 126-run opening stand with Jason Roy leading the way with a 66-ball 84. Alzarri Joseph struck five straight blows to bring England down to 181 for 5 before a 48-ball 77 run stand for the sixth wicket between Jos Buttler (43 off 35) and Moeen Ali (48 off 25) helped England to nudge past the DLS par score and seal a win.
Stats highlights from the enthralling fourth ODI at the Kennington Oval:
3 Individual scores for Windies higher than Lewis' unbeaten 176 in ODI cricket. It is the highest for them against England as well as in England after the unbeaten 189 by Viv Richards at Old Trafford in 1984.
Highest individual scores for WI in ODIs
Innings higher than Lewis' unbeaten 176 to end retired hurt in all international cricket. The previous highest was 165 by Charles Bannerman for Australia against England at the MCG in the first ever Test match in 1877. The previous highest in ODIs was 163 by Sachin Tendulkar in Christchurch in 2009.
10 Years since a Windies batsman scored a hundred in England. The last player to do so was Shivnarine Chanderpaul who hit an unbeaten 116 at Edgbaston in July 2007. The last Windies player to score an ODI hundred at the Oval was Viv Richards against India in the World Cup in 1983.
168 The unbeaten 168-run stand between Lewis and Holder is the highest ever fifth-wicket stand for Windies in all ODIs surpassing 156 between Darren Bravo and Kieron Pollard against South Africa in Bridgetown last year.
356 for 5 is the highest total for Windies against England and their fourth highest overall. The previous highest was 313 for 6 in Kingstown way back in 1994.
4 This was the fourth instance of a team adding 300 or more after being three down with less than 50 on board. Windies recovered from 33 for 3 in the seventh over adding 323 more to reach 356 for 5. This was also the first instance of Windies recovering from a tricky situation after putting up century partnerships for both fourth and fifth wicket in the same ODI.
Most runs added after being three down for less than 50
13 Sixes hit in the last 11 overs in Windies' innings after not hitting one in the first 39 overs. They scored 131 runs in the final ten overs of the innings which is the second most for them in an ODI innings after 152 against Zimbabwe in Canberra in 2015.
30 The 126-run opening wicket stand between Jason Roy and Johnny Bairstow was the first century partnership for England in 30 innings. The last one was the unbeaten 256 between Alex Hales and Roy against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston last year.
At 20 years & 311days old, Alzarri Joseph is the youngest Windies bowler to take five-fer in ODIs. The previous youngest was Kemar Roach who was 21 years & 26 days old when he took 5 for 44 against Bangladesh in Roseau in 2009. The previous youngest in England was Stuart Broad (22y 63d) during his spell of 5 for 23 against South Africa in 2008.
356is the highest total for Windies in a losing cause in ODIs. The previous highest was 329 for 9 against Sri Lanka in Bulawayo last year (Evin Lewis scoring 148). The previous highest first innings total they failed to defend was 324 against India in Ahmedabad in 2002.
2 Scores in a losing cause in ODIs higher than Lewis' unbeaten 176. Charles Coventry's 194* against Bangladesh in Bulawayo in 2009 and Matthew Hayden's 181* against New Zealand in Hamilton in 2007 are the higher individual scores for a losing side.