Hope, Hetmyer lead West Indies to comfortable win
Published : Sunday, 15 December, 2019 at 10:30 PM Count : 211
Centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope helped the West Indies chase India's target easily in the first ODI in Chennai on Sunday.
With this win, the visitors took 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
The 218-run partnership for the second wicket between Hetmyer and Hope put the West Indies in a commanding position after they got off to a poor start.
Nicholas Pooran finished off the things in style with back-to-back boundaries with more than two overs left.
Earlier, Hope and Hetmyer showed great maturity and batted cautiously. Hope rotated strike, while Hetmyer batted more aggressively to rebuild the visitors' innings.
For India Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer scored half-centuries while Kedar Jadhav also scored crucial runs towards the end to help India set a competitive total on board.