Shai Hope smashed a ton. At the time of going to press, the visitors posted 264-4 in 45 overs
Caribbean batsman, Shai Hope, made a special record in the second ODI against India. Hope scored a brilliant century in this match played at Port of Spain against India. He played an innings of 115 runs. It was Hope’s 100th ODI in his career. Shai Hope is a confusing cricketer but he scored his century in the 100th ODI match against India and created history. He has reached the fourth position in terms of the highest runs scored in the 100th ODI.
At the Queen’s Park Oval in Port of Spain, West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and decided to bat first against India.
Shai Hope marks his 100th ODI with a sensational and marvellous century. Made a memorable day for the West Indies team and himself.
West Indies started the batting first, West Indies scored 311 runs in 50 overs. Meanwhile, Hope scored 115 runs off 135 balls in his 100th ODI. Hope’s innings included 8 fours and 3 sixes. He has also moved into joint fourth place for the most runs in 100 ODIs. West Indies player Ramnaresh Sarwan and former New Zealand player Chris Cairns have also achieved this feat.
Interestingly, West Indies had set a target of 312 runs for victory against India. however, Nicholas Pooran played the captaincy. He scored 74 runs with the help of 6 sixes and a four. While Brooks collected 35 runs. Meyers played an innings of 39 runs.
He made his international debut for the West Indies in May 2015. In June 2018, he was named the Men’s Cricketer of the Year, and Test Cricketer of the Year.
Shai Hope hoped the century and Looked Comfortable Throughout the Innings
For the West Indies, Shai Hope has accumulated 4078 runs in 99 ODIs before this game. In the 50-over format, he had 12 hundred and 20 half-centuries to his credit. In 22 one-day internationals against India, he had amassed 758 runs at an average of 44.50, including 2 hundred before hitting the 3rd one at Trinidad.
On Sunday he and Kyle Mayers started the innings well for the West Indies. Although West Indies lost a couple of wickets after reaching the 100-run mark Hope continued to chip away at his own pace. Captain Nicholas Pooran gave him good support from one end and it was added benefit to score well.
Shai Hope is that batsman where Joe Root is to England, Steve Smith is to Australia and Shikhar Dhawan is to India in ODIs. Very calm and composed. Maybe they have a low strike rate but try to bat throughout the innings. Well, a strike rate of 70+ for someone who’s faced more than 100 balls.
Most ODI 100s for West Indies since Shai Hope's debut:
13 – Shai Hope
5 – Shimron Hetmyer
4 – Evin Lewis
3 – Chris Gayle
1 – 8 players
Only Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Babar have more ODI 100s than Hope in this period now.
Players who scored a century in the 100th ODI Match
1. Gordon Greenidge
2. Chris Cairns
3. Mohammad Yusuf
4. Kumar Sangakkara
5. Chris Gayle
6. Marcus Trescothick
7. Ramnaresh Sarvan
8. David Warner
9. Shikhar Dhawan
10. Shai Hope
400 runs in a single match, English batsman wrote history; he is the first player since Brian Lara to achieve this feat. In his 100th ODI in which Shai Hope scored a century, the West Indies batted first and posted an impressive score of 311 runs out of 6 wickets. In addition to Hope who scored 115 runs, skipper Nicholas Pooran, who scored 74 runs, shone in the Windies’ batting. Shardul Thakur, who conceded 54 runs and took 3 wickets for India, shone in the bowling.
Shai Hope has a total of 8547 runs in 81 ODIs for West Indies with the best score of 170 at an average of 53.74 with 10 centuries and 19 fifties to his name.
Social media was abuzz with Hope’s century, fans were reacting their thoughts to his century in 100th ODI. Twitter appreciates Shai Hope’s century.
Virat Kohli And Rohit Sharma Reign At The Top Two Of The ICC ODI Batting Rankings
The rankings see India’s Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma sitting pretty at the top two spots with 870 and 842, respectively. India last played ODIs against Australia down under in 2020, but Rohit Sharma played his last ODI at home against Australia in 2020. Babar Azam of Pakistan with 837 rating points, New Zealand’s Ross Taylor with 818 points, and Australia captain Aaron Finch with 791 rating points round up the top 5 of the latest ICC ODI rankings. Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Kane Williamson, and Quinton de Kock complete the top 10 ODI batters.
Chasing West Indies’ mammoth 311/6, India rode on half-centuries from Axar Patel, Sanju Samson, and Shreyas Iyer to overhaul the target in 49.4 overs.
Axar Patel smashed an amazing unbeaten 35-ball 64, his maiden ODI fifty, as India scripted a sensational series-clinching two-wicket win over the West Indies in the second game yesterday.
Patel smashed five sixes and three fours in his unconquered match and added 51 off 33 balls with Deepak Hooda 33runs to keep India in the hunt. This was after Shreyas Iyer’s 63runs and Sanju Samson’s 54runs tried to take the chase deep with well-paced fifties.
India team captain Shikhar Dhawan said that “the pitch looks good, it started to come on nicely until the spin comes in.” With this win, India sealed their 12th successive bilateral ODI series against the West Indies.