Hope, Hetmyer entertain as Windies earn sensational tie

Virginia Santiago
October 26, 2018

He's also dominated the ODI cricket scene in the last five years during which he's scored 5,115 runs.

Kohli is the 13th man to score 10,000 ODI runs, after countrymen Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and MS Dhoni, Sri Lankan quartet Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya and Tillakaratne Dilshan, Australia's Ricky Ponting, South Africa's Jacques Kallis, Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq and Windies' Brian Lara. Congratulations on achieving 10,000 runs in ODIs.

India would look to extend their lead while West Indies aim for a leveller as they face each other in the second One-day global at the Dr Y S Rajasekhara Reddy ACAVDCA Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

On a rollercoaster day where both team's fortunes almost flipped upside down, many accepted the tie in the second India-West Indies ODI as a suitable result.

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India hit 321-6 and West Indies, in reply, reached 321-7 with Hope scoring an undefeated 123 from 134 deliveries.

He put on 139 runs for the third wicket with Ambati Rayudu, who made 73.

Kohli passed 1,000 ODI runs for 2018 - the second player to do so, after England's Jonny Bairstow - when he launched Windies seamer Obed McCoy down the ground for one of his four sixes. The Indian cricket captain hammered 157 runs from 129 balls with 13 fours and four sixes. Rayudu was bowled by spinner Ashley Nurse.

"Last ball I knew a wide yorker was coming at the end", said Hope reflecting on the final ball.

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"It's an incredible achievement by Virat to complete 10,000 runs ODI before he is even 30 years old".

The remaining three matches will be played in Pune, Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) and Thiruvananthapuram on October 27, 29 and November 1. "I must do as others before have done, leave the global arena for the next generation of players", he added.

Shai Hope has pointed to Captain Jason Holder's tragic run out in the 48th over as the turning point in the second One-Day International (ODI) against India which finished in a thrilling tie here yesterday. Both the bowlers were rested from the Test squad as well as the first two matches after they featured in the Asia Cup winning squad.

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