Shai Hope, Hetmyer centuries seal stiff chase for WI

Brief scores: India 287/8 (Rishabh Pant 71, Shreyas Iyer 70; Keemo Paul 2/40, Alzarri Joseph 2/45) lost to West Indies 291/2 (Shimron Hetmyer 139, Shai Hope 102*, Nicholas Pooran 29*; Deepak Chahar 1/48) by 8 wickets

India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2019, key stats

  • Shimron Hetmyer’s fifth ODI century (a 106-ball 139) and Shai Hope’s eighth ODI century (an unbeaten 151-ball 102) formed the bedrock for West Indies’s eight-wicket win in the first ODI at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The pair added 218 runs for the second wicket after opening batsman Sunil Ambris was dismissed cheaply.
  • Earlier, after West Indies captain Kieron Pollard won the toss and elected to field first, half-centuries from Shreyas Iyer (70) and Rishabh Pant (71)—and their 114-run partnership for the fourth wicket—helped India recover from being 80 for three and post a seemingly competitive total of 287 for eight.
  • Shivam Dube became the 228th player to represent India in a One-Day International, having been handed the debut.
  • It was West Indies’s 63rd ODI victory overall against India.
  • Captaining India for the 82nd time in one-day cricket, Virat Kohli suffered his 20th defeat.

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