SA vs WI: Record-breaker Shai Hope expects Windies to carry winning momentum forward following 1st ODI victory

Recently-appointed Windies ODI captain Shai Hope slammed his 14th hundred against South Africa in the second match of the sequence on Saturday in East London. The correct-handed Hope batted at the range fourth location in the second One-Dayer and finished his tenth away ODI century in his 37th inning – getting the fastest to accomplish this feat, with Ab de Villiers (64) and Chris Gayle (66) pursuing him on the list.


Upon top his group to a well known acquire by 48 operates, Hope explained he likes how his captaincy tenure has commenced and that he desires his aspect to do all the things probable to make guaranteed they are carrying this successful momentum ahead. Pursuing a challenging 2022, in which Windies struggled to cross the line on most occasions beneath Nicholas Pooran in ODIs, the former two-time globe champions will now seem to increase its record in the Entire world Cup yr.

Speaking on the very same just after the match, Hope said, “I am undoubtedly likely to take it on comprehensive speed. It can be about offering my all to the workforce. I am finding guidance from all finishes. I have obtained guidance from fellas off the discipline and on the subject. I’ve bought to keep embracing the responsibility, and when the time arrives to shine, I’ll do so.”

Though Shai Hope created headlines for his match-profitable hundred in the 1st innings (128* off 115 balls), Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma also hogged limelight during the chase as he also smashed a hundred (144 off 118 balls). Conversing very of that inning from Bavuma, who final 7 days only scored a excellent 172 in the second inning of the Johannesburg Take a look at, Hope said for that to go in the shedding induce felt unfair.

“Temba Bavuma – an inning like that deserves to be a victorious inning, but it just so took place that we arrived out on top rated at the close. I should give him credit for the way he controlled the innings. He performed the predicament effectively and he definitely deserved to gain the recreation but there can only be just one winner,” Hope said as quoted by the ESPNcricinfo.

In the meantime, after the very first recreation got washed out, the second ODI was a closely-fought contest. Soon after Windies posted a mammoth 335 for 8, the hosts, despite acquiring a great start off fell short of the goal by 48 operates. The last ODI will now be played at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom on Tuesday, March 21st.