England’s big victory against West Indies shows they can beat the world | Ali Martin

Another huge score, allied to the skills of Adil Rashid and Mark Wood, will give England renewed confidence for the World Cup

England’s one-day renaissance began in 2015 with a Jos Buttler-inspired monster of 408 for nine against New Zealand at Edgbaston and, having never climbed so high previously, their batsmen have since gone on to pass the hallowed 400-barrier on three more occasions.

But only in their most recent such feat – the near-gazumping in Grenada on Wednesday– did they walk off the field at the end looking closer to survivors in a disaster film than victors. Until Adil Rashid finally doused the West Indian fire in the 48th over of the chase, claiming four wickets in five balls, English hearts had been in their mouths.

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