Thursday, April 25, 2024

Thrill of WI victory


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There were scenes of uninhibited jubilation in the stands at Kensington Oval last night for the triumphant West Indies team.

Spurred by Shimron Hetmyer’s scintillating fourth ODI century and a career-best five-wicket haul by left-arm pacer Sheldon Cottrell, spectators celebrated a thrilling 26-run victory over world No.1 England.

The winning moment came a few minutes before 7:15 p.m., with captain Jason Holder fittingly taking the final catch to level the five-match series 1-1.

It ended a topsy-turvy second day-night Colonial Medical Insurance One-Day International before another sell-out crowd when the exciting 22-year-old left-handed Hetmyer and Cottrell were the unquestioned stars.

Guyanese Hetmyer stroked seven fours and four sixes in an unbeaten 104 off 83 balls to lift the Windies to a respectable 289 for six in their 50 overs.


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