West Indies skipper Shai Hope has revealed how former Indian skipper MS Dhoni’s advice helped him chase down a giant total in the first ODI match against England on December 3.
Hope stated that he had a chat with Dhoni a few months ago and he provided him a golden advice that struck with him. The former cricketer highlighted that one always has a lot more time in the middle than he/she might think.
“I had a chat with MS Dhoni some time back and he told me that you always have a lot more time at the crease than you think and that stuck with me,” he said in the post-match presentation.
West Indies thrash England in first ODI
Batting first, England bundled out for 325 runs at the end of the first innings. Harry Brook scored 71 off 72 balls alongside contributions from multiple batters in the line-up. The total was considerably a good one to defend.
But the hosts started off strong as opener Alick Athanaze raced to his fifty. The Caribbean skipper then took charge and played textbook shots to keep marching towards the target.
Hope smashed an unbeaten 109 off just 83 balls with the help of four fours and seven sixes. Not to forget Romario Shepherd’s blasting 49 off just 28 balls, which helped the side chase down the target with seven deliveries to spare.
With this win, West Indies are leading the three-match ODI series by 1-0. They will next lock horns on December 6 at the same stadium. The Jos Buttler-led England will be under the radar to bounce back.