Shai Gives West Indies Hope In India

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West Indies batsman Shai Hope plays a shot during the first one day international (ODI) cricket match between India and West Indies at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on October 21, 2018. (Photo credit: Anuwar Ali Hazarika / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)


By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Oct. 26, 2018: The West Indies cricket team got a jolt of “Hope” this week as they were able to tie their second one-day international against India.

That tie is largely due to batsman Shai Hope, who hit a last-ball boundary to take him to 123 not-out and the West Indies to the tie.

 Needing five runs on the final ball to chase down West Indies’ target of 322, Hope got four off Indian paceman Umesh Yadav as the tourists ended on 321-7 in their 50 overs.

Still India hosts lead the five-match series 1-0.

The two sides will clash in the third ODI in Prune this Sunday, Oct. 28th. It’s left to be seen if Hope can deliver another jolt of much needed enthusiasm and power to deliver the once Mighty Windies to win the series.

SQUADS:

 WEST INDIES: Jason Holder (capt), Kieran Powell, Chandrapaul Hemraj, Shai Hope, Shimron Hetmyer, Marlon Samuels, Rovman Powell, Ashley Nurse, Devendra Bishoo, Kemar Roach, Obed McCoy

INDIA: Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rishabh Pant, Ravindra Jadeja, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal

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