ENG vs WI: In a thrilling encounter on December 6, the English cricket team, captained by Jos Buttler, emerged victorious against the West Indies in the second ODI of their three-match series held in Antigua (WI vs ENG). The match witnessed a remarkable milestone as Jos Buttler achieved the distinction of scoring 5000 runs in the One Day International (ODI) format.

Buttler’s contribution to England’s triumph was invaluable as he crafted an unbeaten half-century, scoring an impressive 58 runs from just 45 deliveries. His innings featured four boundaries and three towering sixes, displaying his prowess as a dynamic batsman. With this remarkable feat, Buttler now boasts a total of 5022 runs in 153 innings across 180 ODI matches. His ODI career statistics reflect a batting average of 39.85 and a striking strike rate of 117.14. Additionally, he has notched up 11 centuries and 26 half-centuries, with his highest score being an unbeaten 162.

ENG vs WI: Jos Buttler’s achievement places him among the elite ranks of English cricket. He becomes the fifth player to join the prestigious 5000-run club for England in ODI cricket. In this exclusive group, he follows in the footsteps of Eoin Morgan, the 2019 World Cup-winning captain, who tops the list with 6957 runs in his ODI career. Joe Root, the former captain, secures the second position with 6522 runs, while the seasoned batsman Ian Bell holds the third spot with 5416 runs. The fourth place is occupied by the former English all-rounder Paul Collingwood, who scored 5092 runs.

The match itself was a thrilling contest, with England winning the toss and electing to field first. The English bowlers put up a commendable performance, bundling out the West Indies for a total of 202 runs in 39.4 overs. In response, England chased down the target with ease, scoring 206/4 in just 32.5 overs to secure the victory.

Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler

ENG vs WI: Apart from Jos Buttler, noteworthy contributions came from Will Jacques (73) and Harry Brook (43), who played pivotal roles in England’s successful run chase. With this victory, the series is now level at 1-1, setting the stage for an exciting decider scheduled for December 9 in Bridgetown. Cricket enthusiasts can anticipate an intense showdown as both teams vie for supremacy in the final match of this captivating ODI series.

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