West Indies fast bowler bowler Sheldon Cottrell turned hero with the bat as his six off the penultimate ball sealed a thrilling one-wicket victory for the West Indies. Cottrell heaved Mark Adair over cover for the maximum and gave West Indies an unassailable lead (2-0) in the three-match series. With the winning six, Sheldon Cottrell also became the first no.11 tail-ender to win the game by hitting a six. Along with Cottrell, it was West Indies young tail-ender Hayden Walsh, who held his nerve and turned into a saviour for his team.
Walsh, who started his international career last year playing for the United States, finished unbeaten on 46.
“We are relieved about the win, we all put in the effort”, said West Indies man of the match Alzarri Joseph who took four wickets in the match.
“We wanted to bat sensibly and get to the score”, he added
Chasing a target of 238 on a tricky pitch, West Indies were cruising at 140-3 at one stage, but a brief rain delay changed the scenario. West Indies lost three quick wickets for just eight runs.
Nicholas Pooran (52) and Keiron Pollard (40), who were going strong in the middle overs, dismissed without adding to their scores following the rain delay.
But the young guns Khary Pierre and Hayden Walsh steadied the ship with a crucial 52-run partnership.
Earlier, West Indies bowler Alzari Joseph bowled an impressive spell to restrict the visitors to 237-9. Joseph finished with 4-32, identical figures from the first game, and also took two catches.
The third and final ODI of the series will be played on Sunday in Grenada.