INDvsWI: Hetmyer & Hope tames India, secure eight-wicket victory for WI

December 16, 2019

CricketShimron Hetmyer

  • Centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope powered West Indies to an eight-wicket win over India after chasing down a target of 288 in the first One-day International.
  • Hetmyer, who hit a career-best 139, and Hope, unbeaten on 102, put on a key 218-run second-wicket partnership as West Indies eased to victory with 13 balls to spare and lead the three-match series 1-0.
  • Batting first, Indian batsmen Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant made half-centuries to guide India to 287/8 after they lost early wickets following West Indies’ decision to bowl first. Iyer, who made 70, and Pant, who hit 71, put on 114 for the fourth wicket after India were left struggling at 80/3.

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