March 20, 2023

2nd ODI: Ton-up Shai Hope leads West Indies to victory against South Africa | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Captain Shai Hope led from the entrance with an unbeaten century as West Indies defeated hosts South Africa by means of 48 runs in the second one one-day world at Buffalo Park in East London on Saturday.
Batting first, Hope struck 5 fours and 7 sixes in his 115-ball innings in his excellent 128* to anchor the West Indies 335/8 of their 50 overs.
South Africa captain Temba Bavuma struck a profession very best 144 from 118 balls in the house facet’s answer, however they have been bowled out for 287 in 41.4 overs of their strive to stay alongside of the desired run price.

The first recreation on the similar venue was once washed out and not using a ball being bowled on Thursday. The ultimate tournament of the three-game sequence shall be performed in Potchefstroom on Tuesday.
“I thought it (the pitch) was a difficult to start on,” Hope mentioned on the post-match presentation. “Once you get in, you’ve got to go big. You have to play the situation. Credit must go to the batting partners to make it easy for me.”
West Indies made a quick get started to their innings on a just right batting monitor and controlled to handle the momentum as Hope discovered prepared companions in Nicholas Pooran (39) and Rovman Powell (46).

South Africa passed ODI debuts to 4 avid gamers, batsmen Ryan Rickelton, Tony de Zorzi and Tristan Stubbs, and seamer Gerald Coetzee, and the latter proved the select of the bowlers with figures of 3-57.
The house facet went arduous on the goal from the beginning as Quinton de Kock (48 from 26 balls) and Bavuma flayed the bowling, but if the previous was once out not one of the batters to practice may tournament his high quality.


Bavuma was once the 9th guy out and with him went South Africa’s possibilities.
“If we had restricted them to around 300, considering we had got early wickets (they might have won),” Bavuma mentioned. “There is nowhere else to learn, this is valuable experience.”
(With companies inputs)