WI vs SA: In the ODI match played between West Indies and South Africa, the captains of both the teams scored centuries. The match was also decided on the strength of Hope and Bauma’s century.
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New Delhi: There is noise of Women’s Premier League here in India. The movement regarding IPL is fast. But, on the other side, what was seen happening 8050 kilometers away, has also attracted everyone’s attention. Two captains were seen face to face on the cricket field in East London, 8050 km away from India. In this battle of two captains, now one had to win. So with his victory, the match was also decided.
We are talking about the ODI match played between West Indies vs South Africa, in which the match was decided by the bat war between the two captains. Shay Hope of West Indies, who was making his captaincy debut from this match, scored a century. Apart from him, South African captain Temba Bauma also scored a century in retaliation.
Captain led from the front, West Indies scored runs
West Indies batted first in the match and scored 335 runs for 8 wickets. West Indies managed to score such a big score because its new captain i.e. Shay Hope himself led from the front in the entire innings. He stood holding one end, which resulted in raining runs from the other end as well.
For the West Indies, Shai Hope scored 128 not out facing 115 balls. During this, 5 fours and 7 sixes were seen raining in his innings. This was the 14th century of Shai Hope’s ODI career. While the first century as captain.
Bauma hit 6 fours more than Hope in his century, yet the team lost
West Indies gave a target of 336 runs, on which there was now a chance to retaliate. Like the West Indies, the command for South Africa was also handled by its captain Temba Bauma. He scored a more vigorous century than Shay Hope. But he was not so lucky that the rest of the players also got little contribution from the other end. As a result, the team had to face defeat by 48 runs even after Bauma’s big score.
Temba Bouma scored 144 runs in 118 balls, in which sixes were included in all 7 like Shay Hope. But hit 11 fours. However, even after scoring 6 fours more than Hope, he could not win the team. This was the fourth century of his ODI career.
West Indies lead in the series
So now you must have understood that the captain of which team has more fire in his century. West Indies or South Africa. By the way, with this victory, West Indies have taken a 1-0 lead in the 3 ODI series. Earlier the first ODI was cancelled. Now in the last ODI, West Indies want to capture the series as its captain Shay Hope says that he wants to return his team to its lost glory.