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West Indies Beat India By 8 Wickets In 1st ODI, Hetmyer, Hope Hit Tons

Chennai: Shimron Hetmyer cracked a career-best 139 whereas Shai Hope scored an unbeaten 102 because the West Indies romped to a eight-wicket victory in opposition to India within the first One-Day Worldwide on the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium right here on Sunday.

Chasing a difficult 288 for a victory on a sluggish wicket, 22-year outdated Hetmyer took 106 balls for his sensational 139 which was studded with 11 fours and 7 enormous sixes. The left-hander was dropped on 106 by Shreyas Iyer off Deepak Chahar however many of the injury was already performed by then.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Hope gave Hetmyer glorious firm with a affected person 102 off 151 balls (7×4, 1×6), citing his hundred in 149 balls by hitting Chahar for a six and a 4 within the 47th over.

The pair shared a mammoth 218-run partnership for the second wicket. The Windies misplaced Sunil Ambris (9) early, trapped in entrance by Chahar who was the one bowler who regarded good for India on a uncommon unhealthy day within the workplace for Virat Kohli’s males.

However as soon as Hetmyer and Hope received collectively, there was no wanting again for the vacationers because the pair combined warning with aggression and made India really feel the necessity for a fourth bowler with allrounders Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja going for lots.

Whereas Hetmyer performed in his regular aggressive method, hitting Ravindra Jadeja for 16 runs within the 22nd over, Hope held one find yourself and made positive they didn’t lose wickets. He received to his 50 in 92 balls as Hetmyer raced to his fifth century from simply 85 deliveries.

Within the 35th over, Iyer dropped him at long-on off Chahar and the damaging batsman made the workforce pay by smashing Jadeja for 2 consecutive sixes within the subsequent over.

Hetmyer lastly holed out to Iyer on the midwicket boundary off Mohammed Shami within the 39th over however with 58 extra required from 11 overs, it was too straightforward in the long run as Hope and Nicholas Pooran (29) joined palms for an unbroken 62-run stand to information the workforce residence with 13 balls to spare. West Indies scored 291/2 in 47.5 overs.

Earlier, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant slammed fluent half-centuries as India’s center order got here to the celebration to assist the hosts put up 287/8.

Iyer (70; 88b; 5×4, 1×6) and Pant (71; 69b; 7×4, 1×6) shared a 114-run partnership for the fourth wicket to assist India get well from a top-order collapse and put up a difficult complete on a gradual wicket after they have been requested to bat first.

This was Iyer’s third successive fifty whereas Pant struck his maiden half-century to place behind flak that he has been drawing for his poor type in latest occasions. Again within the workforce after a break, Kedar Jadhav additionally helped the trigger with a 35-ball 40 (3×4, 1×6).

The hosts have been lowered to 25/2 within the seventh over with opener Ok.L. Rahul (6) and skipper Virat Kohli (4) again within the hut early.

Sheldon Cottrell unfurled his salute twice within the seventh over as his double strike silenced the house crowd. Rohit Sharma (36) and Iyer then resurrected the ship considerably with a 55-run stand for the third wicket however simply because the pair regarded settled, the India vice-captain mistimed a pull to midwicket the place the Windies’ skipper Kieron Pollard accomplished a simple catch off Alzarri Joseph.

Iyer and Pant confirmed plenty of maturity to see off the preliminary interval and get used to the gradual floor to then construct on their respective innings.

Pant received to his maiden half-century in 49 balls and was fortunate to outlive as he was dropped by Cottrell at cowl off Pollard when he was batting on 56.

Iyer, in the meantime, flicked a Joseph supply straight to Pollard to overlook out on 100 whereas Pant couldn’t profit from his reprieve, holing out to Hetmyer at deep sq. leg within the 40th over.

Jadhav and Jadeja did nicely for a quickfire 59-run partnership however as soon as Jadhav was eliminated by Keemo Paul, Windies reined in and conceded solely 38 runs within the final 5, taking three wickets.

Jadeja’s run out was weird as South African umpire Shaun George requested for a 3rd umpire for evaluation solely after replays confirmed the batsman was in need of his crease.

Transient scores: India 287/Eight in 50 overs (Rishabh Pant 71, Shreyas Iyer 70, Kedar Jadhav 40; Sheldon Cottrell 2/46, Keemo Paul 2/40, Alzarri Joseph 2/45); West Indies 291/2 in 47.5 overs (Shimron Hetmyer 139, Shai Hope 102 not out)

(IANS)

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