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.
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
|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)
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.
|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)
|PWH de Silva||10||1||26||0||2.60||40||1||0||0||1|