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Bright start for West Indies' Shai Hope, securing first ODI series victory against UAE

Setting UAE target of 307, Windies restricted home team to 228 for 7 in 50 overs in Game 2

AP/PTI Sharjah Published 08.06.23, 04:46 AM
West Indies captain Shai Hope 

West Indies captain Shai Hope 

Shai Hope and Darren Sammy secured their first ODI series victory as West Indies captain and coach, respectively, with a 78-run win over United Arab Emirates here.

The West Indies won Game 1 with 88 balls to spare and clinched the three-game series with one to spare. Setting the UAE a target of 307, they restricted the home team to 228 for 7 in 50 overs in Game 2 on Tuesday night.


Johnson Charles set the West Indies on course for a big total when he plundered eight boundaries and three sixes to reach 63 from 47 deliveries, sharing a 129-run opening stand with Brandon King before he was caught off Ali Naseer’s bowling in the 17th over.

King scored 64 off 70 deliv­eries to lead the scoring for the West Indies, while Keacy Carty (32), Hope (23) and Ka­vem Hodge (26) made contributions in the middle. Odean Smith belted 37 from 24 balls before being dismissed by Zahoor Khan (3/44) to end the innings in 49.5 overs with the total at 306.

UAE lost wickets in the 4th and 9th overs and slipped to 52/3 at the end of the 14th.

Brief scores: WI 306 in 49.5 overs (B. King 64, J. Charles 63, O. Smith 37). UAE 228/7 in 50 overs(B. Hameed 49, A. Naseer 57).WI won by 78 runs.

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