WI vs IND, 2nd ODI: Shai Hope scored a sparkling century in the second ODI at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Shai Hope of West Indies. Courtesy: Reuters
- Shai Hope got to his century off 125 balls
- Shai Hope became the 3rd West Indies batter to score a century in 100th ODI
- Shai Hope reached his century with a massive six
Shai Hope, on Sunday, July 24, became the 10th batter to score a century in the 100th ODI. The right-handed batter accomplished the feat during the West Indies’s first ODI against India at the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, Trinidad. He also became the fourth West Indian batter to reach the milestone.
The other batters to have accomplished the milestone are Gordon Greenidge, Chris Cairns, Mohammad Yousuf, Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Gayle, Marcus Trescothick, Ramnaresh Sarwan, David Warner and Shikhar Dhawan.
Hope failed to get going in the first ODI, perishing against Mohammed Siraj after scoring seven runs off 18 balls. But the 28-year-old well and truly made amends. Hope didn’t throw his wicket and took his time to get his eyes in and get the measure of the conditions.
After the hosts opted to bat first, Hope stitched together a 65-run partnership for the opening wicket with the in-form Kyle Mayers, who scored 39 runs off 23 balls.
Thereafter, he was involved in another handy partnership of 117 runs with Nicholas Pooran, who injected impetus into the innings with a well-made half-century.
Hope took his time and got to his half-century off 69 balls. At 95, Hope launched Yuzvendra Chahal into the stands to bring up his century off 125 balls.
He didn’t stop there and smashed Chahal for another six over the off-side boundary. Hope had slowed down a wee bit for around 10 overs, but managed to up the ante in the hour of need. Hope currently averages over 50 with 13 centuries in ODIs
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