West Indies new captain, Shai Hope, scored a master class century against South Africa in the second ODI, in which West Indies managed to bundle up South Africa for just 287 runs, achieving a total of 335 runs here at Buffalo Park in East London.
In the second ODI, West Indies captain Shae Hope won the toss and elected to bat first. Skipper Hope played a great 128-run knock, including 5 fours and 7 sixes, and managed to achieve a total of 335 runs for 8 wickets in 50 overs.
But, reverting back to the South African captain, Temba Bavuma, also showed his presence and made his career best of 144 runs off 118 balls, but his team failed to win the match, and his team bundled up for 287 runs in just 41.4 overs. In addition, on Thursday, the first ODI at the same venue was disrupted by rain, and the final match of the three match series will be held at Potchefstroom on March 21. In the post-match conference, West Indies captain Shae Hope said, “I thought it (the pitch) was a difficult to start on. Once you get in, you’re got to go big. You have to play the situation. Credit must go to the batting partners to make it easy for me.” In the starting overs, West Indies showed their power-hitting ability and maintained a good momentum on the scorecard as other batters Nicholas Pooran and Rovman Powell played good knocks of 39 and 46, respectively. On the other hand, South Africa’s opener Quinton de Kock made 46 runs off 26 balls, but he got dismissed, none of the batters managed to survive on the ground.
“If we had restricted them to around 300, considering we had got early wickets (they might have won).