Cricket: Shai Hope’s ton levels series for Windies

Shai Hope smashed a brilliant century as West Indies edged Bangladesh by four wickets in the second one-day international to level the three-match series 1-1 in Dhaka on Tuesday. Opener Hope hit an unbeaten 146 off 144 balls, guiding West Indies to 256-6 in 49.4 overs after the visitors restrict Bangladesh to 255-7 in 50 overs. Hape shared 71-run in an unbroken seventh-wicket stand with Keemo Paul to help West Indies get their first victory on the tour and stay alive in the series after they suffered a five-wicket loss in the opening match on Sunday. paul, who remained unbeaten on 18, pished spinner Mahmudullah towards midwicket to complete the victory. The fate of the game was hanging in the balance until Hope struck three fours off pace bowler Mustafizur Rahman in the penultimate over. Hope, who has now three centuries in ODIs, hit innings. “I just kept backing myself and knew that as long as I bat till the end, we will win. I asked Keemo to bat deep,” Hope said.

 

 

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