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Hope scores ton against India


Barbados and West Indies batsman Shai Hope scored an eye-catching century as the WICB President’s XI made 281 for 7 in 87 overs, on the final day of their two-day match against the touring Indians at Warner Park, Basseterre, St Kitts, today.

Hope, competing for a place in the first Test in Antigua starting on July 21, struck 15 boundaries in his unbeaten 118 made off 229 balls in 355 minutes of batting.

The right-hander who has already played six Tests and been forced into the unfamiliar spot as opener, batted at number three and shared in a 122-run second-wicket partnership with Guyanese opener Rajendra Chandrika who compiled 69 in 142 balls with 10 boundaries before he was dismissed by leg-spinner Amit Mishra, stumped by wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha.

WICB President's XI squad cricketer Shai Hope plays a shot off Indian bowler Indian cricketer Amit Mishra during the second day of a two-day tour match between India and WICB President's XI squad at the Warner Park stadium in Basseterre, Saint Kitts, on July 10, 2016.  / AFP / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Shai Hope on the drive during his century today.

Wickets then tumbled around Hope as other Test hopefuls Jermaine Blackwood, Roston Chase, Vishaul Singh and Shane Dowrich all failed. Blackwood was dismissed by Mishra first-ball after the departure of Chandrika, caught at the wicket by Saha.

But Hope found a willing partner in left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican who made an unbeaten 50 batting at number nine. He hit seven boundaries in 102 minutes at the crease where he faced 75 deliveries. The two added an enterprising 104 runs.

Mishra finished with the best figures of 4 for 67 in 27 overs. India had declared on their overnight total of 258 for 6.

The two sides meet again in a three-day fixture at Warner Park starting on July 14. (WG)

3 Responses to Hope scores ton against India

  1. Shawn Walrond
    Shawn Walrond July 11, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Excellent keep it up God blessings on you

    • harry turnover July 11, 2016 at 7:42 am

      Well done Hope…keep up the form in the tests and you will cement your place like Kraigg and remember TRINIS are only waiting for you to fail….they tried it with Kraigg but he SHUT them up….do like Kraigg and SHUT them up too.
      When big Carlos scored a century on the WI last tour they said that was a fluke….Carlos shut them with 2 half centuries in 2 tests on that same tour and now they are saying that his WC heriocs were a fluke now that he is playing for the team( PATRIOTS and not himself like Ramdin in the last ODI ) and not getting off the ground with the bat.
      It is only a matter of time before he shuts them up too. Right now a certain mngci ( trini ) on another forum continues to find fault with Dowrich and Hope as keepers…but you know who he is pushing THREE TRINIDAD keepers POORan,Katwaroo and Imlach …says they are the BEST in the WEST…as a matter of fact he finds fault with ALL NON TRINIS keepers.

  2. Alex Alleyne July 11, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Dowrich, Thomas , Pooran and Hope. Seeing that the WI had Dowrich in the mix before , I think they will go with him. If he do not put some runs on the board then try Thomas . If he too fail to score I will go for HOPE. So Hope keep doing you thing behind the stumps in the nets.
    WI cannot afford a keeper that cannot bat. With this kind of batting line-up , WI need a batsman who can keep wicket.


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