Shai Hope scores brilliant century, West Indies beat Sri Lanka in 1st ODI by 8 Wickets

West Indies beat Sri Lanka - Shai Hope shines
West Indies beat Sri Lanka in 1st ODI, Shai Hope scores brilliant century

West Indies beat Sri Lanka in 1st ODI: Shai Hope scored brilliant century as West Indies easily won the 1st ODI against Sri Lanka by 8 wickets. This was Hope’s 10th century in ODI cricket.

Set 233 to win, West Indies knocked off the runs with three overs to spare, with the sort of ruthless efficiency it is generally so difficult to execute against Sri Lanka, particularly on slower tracks that might have something in them for spinners.

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West Indies beat Sri Lanka: Shai Hope scores brilliant Century

Sri Lanka chose to bat first and scored 232 runs in 49 overs. The total Sri Lanka had put up after winning the toss ended up well below par.

A 143-run opening stand between Hope and Evin Lewis, who scored impressive, 90-ball 65, effectively froze Sri Lanka out of the game before their spin bowlers had a chance to get stuck into it. A clinical unbeaten 37 from Darren Bravo guaranteed Dimuth Karunaratne’s men would not be permitted a sniff after that stand was broken.

Hope scored 110 runs in an innings that involved twelve 4s and a single 6. West Indies started their innings really strongly. Evin Lewis also scored 65 runs off 90 balls. Both their openers were bowled out by Chameera.

Darren Bravo and Jason Mohammed stayed on the pitch to see West Indies win their 1st ODI against Sri Lanka.

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard: “They were 100 without loss and we were looking at a chase of 300. We thought we needed to up the intensity in the field. They lost a couple of wickets and it started the slide. For us in white-ball cricket Hope is the guy. He’s been given a role and he gives us the foundation and others can bat around him. In one-day cricket, he’s been fantastic. We still had a couple of fumbles and weren’t perfect. The guys are up for the fight.

SL captain Dimuth Karunaratne: “We got a nice start but we lost a couple of wickets. In the end, we were short of 30-40 runs. If me and Danushka could have batted longer it would have been a different story. 230 is not a good score on these wickets. They could just get singles and rotate the strike. Shai got a start and he batted well. We kept losing wickets in our innings.

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 8 Wickets – Full Scorecard 1st ODI

Sri Lanka Innnings – 239 All out (49 Overs)
BATSMEN R B M 4s 6s SR
Danushka Gunathilaka obstructing the field 55 61 98 7 0 90.16
Dimuth Karunaratne (c) c & b Pollard 52 61 89 4 0 85.25
Pathum Nissanka run out (Bravo/Hosein) 8 16 29 1 0 50.00
Angelo Mathews run out (Shepherd/Pollard) 5 7 11 0 0 71.43
Dinesh Chandimal † c sub (HR Walsh) b Allen 12 24 41 0 0 50.00
Ashen Bandara c Hosein b Holder 50 60 98 4 0 83.33
Kamindu Mendis c Allen b Mohammed 9 21 26 0 0 42.86
PWH de Silva c Holder b Mohammed 3 5 8 0 0 60.00
Dushmantha Chameera c †Hope b Holder 8 15 16 1 0 53.33
Lakshan Sandakan not out 16 20 26 2 0 80.00
Nuwan Pradeep c Shepherd b Joseph 1 4 8 0 0 25.00
Extras (lb 5, w 8) 13
TOTAL (49 Ov, RR: 4.73) 232
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 19.2 ov), 2-112 (Danushka Gunathilaka, 21.1 ov), 3-119 (Angelo Mathews, 23.3 ov), 4-126 (Pathum Nissanka, 24.5 ov), 5-151 (Dinesh Chandimal, 31.2 ov), 6-183 (Kamindu Mendis, 37.5 ov), 7-189 (PWH de Silva, 39.1 ov), 8-207 (Dushmantha Chameera, 43.2 ov), 9-224 (Ashen Bandara, 47.4 ov), 10-232 (Nuwan Pradeep, 48.6 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Alzarri Joseph 10 0 49 1 4.90 36 7 0 2 0
Jason Holder 10 1 39 2 3.90 37 4 0 2 0
Akeal Hosein 8 0 44 0 5.50 16 2 0 2 0
Romario Shepherd 5 0 30 0 6.00 12 3 0 0 0
Jason Mohammed 4 1 12 2 3.00 14 0 0 0 0
Kieron Pollard 5 0 15 1 3.00 19 0 0 2 0
Fabian Allen 7 0 38 1 5.43 19 3 0 0 0

Sri Lanka off to a flyer after both the openers notched up their respective half-centuries. Soon after they brought up a hundred run opening stand between them, Pollard broke the growing partnership with his trick to send off the Lankan captain Karunaratne. And then it was all West Indies as they took wickets at regular intervals to keep a check at the Lanka scoring rate.

West Indies 236/2 (47/50 overs, target 233)
BATSMEN R B M 4s 6s SR
Evin Lewis  b Chameera 65 90 109 4 2 72.22
Shai Hope †  b Chameera 110 133 176 12 1 82.71
Darren Bravo not out 37 47 84 2 1 78.72
Jason Mohammed not out 13 15 17 2 0 86.67
Extras (lb 3, nb 3, w 5) 11
TOTAL (47 Ov, RR: 5.02) 236/2
Did not bat: Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard (c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein
Fall of wickets: 1-143 (Evin Lewis, 28.2 ov), 2-215 (Shai Hope, 42.6 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Nuwan Pradeep 8 1 46 0 5.75 27 7 0 1 0
Dushmantha Chameera 10 0 50 2 5.00 33 6 0 1 1
Kamindu Mendis 3 0 21 0 7.00 8 3 0 1 0
PWH de Silva 10 1 26 0 2.60 40 1 0 0 1
Danushka Gunathilaka 5 0 25 0 5.00 16 0 2 0 0
Lakshan Sandakan 10 0 57 0 5.70 24 2 2 1 1
Ashen Bandara 1 0 8 0 8.00 2 1 0 0 0
Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat first. 

 

PLAYING XI: 

West Indies (Playing XI): Shai Hope(w), Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Darren Bravo, Nicholas Pooran, Kieron Pollard(c), Jason Holder, Fabian Allen, Romario Shepherd, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein

Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Danushka Gunathilaka, Pathum Nissanka, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Angelo Mathews, Ashen Bandara, Kamindu Mendis, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dushmantha Chameera, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep