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Ind vs WI (Third ODI): Shai Hope’s 95, Ashley Nurse’s cameo 40 helped Windies to put fighting total
By Sandy - Oct 27, 2018 6:31 pm
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Shai Hope’s brilliant 95-run knock and a fast cameo knock at the end of the innings from Ashley Nurse helped Windies to put a fighting total of 283/9 (50 overs) on the board against the hosts India in the third ODI of the five-match ODI series at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Pune).

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Shai Hope

Leading the series by 1-0, Indian skipper Virat Kohli decided to field first after winning the toss. Once again the most of Windies top-order batting failed to provide the long innings. Only the wicketkeeper-batsman and the last ODI’s centurion, Shai Hope, again played an important role to construct the team’s innings.

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In his lengthy innings, Hope had two important partnerships with the in-form Shimron Hetmyer and the skipper Jason Holder. Hope and Hetmyer had a 56-run partnership for the fourth wicket while Hope and Holder had another 76-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Hetmyer and Holder both failed to capitalise their innings as they were dismissed on 37 and 32 runs respectively, but Hope carried his innings for the long time, who completed his half-century in 72 balls.

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Shai Hope

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The 24-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman just missed his second consecutive ODI century as he was bowled by Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah on 95 runs off 113 balls (6 fours and 3 sixes). However, Windies were still battling to reach to the 250+ total and then the lower-order batsman Ashley Nurse played a cameo role of 40 runs off just 22 balls (4 fours and 2 sixes) that helped them to put a good fighting total of 283/9 in the end.

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Ashley Nurse

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On his return, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah delivered superbly and finished with the bowling figure of 10-1-35-4. Also, the left-arm chinaman bowler picked up two wickets (2/52) and the right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/70), left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed (1/65) and the leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (1/56) all picked up one wicket each.

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Jasprit Bumrah was the top bowler for India

Some key stats of the innings:

  • Windies wicketkeeper-batsman Shai Hope scored 95 runs and it was his fourth ODI 50+ knock against India. As a Windies wicketkeeper-batsman, Hope has played most number of 50+ ODI knocks against India, after surpassing Denesh Ramdin’s three 50+ ODI knocks against India.
  • As a Windies wicketkeeper-batsman, it was also the ninth 50+ ODI knock for Shai Hope. As a Windies wicketkeeper-batsman, Hope is the joint second most number of 50+ ODI innings player (Ridley Jacobs had also nine 50+ ODI knocks). Denesh Ramdin is on top of this list with ten 50+ ODI knocks.
  • Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah had a bowling figure of 10-1-35-4. It is the best ODI bowling figure by an Indian pacer against Windies on the Indian soil. The previous record was 9.3-0-36-4 by Mohammed Shami at Delhi on October 11, 2014. In overall, it was the third best ODI bowling figure by an Indian pacer against Windies.

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