Shimron Hetmyer continued his love affair with Indian bowlers in the 50-over format and scored his 5th ODI hundred during India vs West Indies 1st ODI at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The southpaw played an aggressive knock and reached the three-figure mark in mere 85 deliveries. Chasing a total of 289 runs for victory, the 22-year old came to bat at number three after opener Sunil Abris departed for mere nine runs. However, Hetmyer displayed great intent from the start of his innings and put his side on the driver’s seat. He joint forces with Shai Hope and the duo have added more than 150 runs for the second wicket, looking all set to guide their side to victory. India Vs West Indies, Live Cricket Score 1st ODI Match.
During the course of this knock, the batsman smashed eight boundaries and four giant sixes. Be it spinners and pacers, Hetmyer was up for all the challenges and is still going strong in the ongoing encounter. The dasher was also brilliant in West Indies’ 2018 tour of India and has certainly extended his good run against the Men in Blue. Twitterati was also impressed by the youngster fantastic display and praised him from head to toe. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer Hit Half-Centuries, Twitterati Laud Their 100-Run Partnership During India vs West Indies 1st ODI 2019.
Every Indian watching today's match:- pic.twitter.com/T7dsHbpxz8
— Indian Memers League (@official_iml) December 15, 2019
Fans Are Impressed!!
— Raj Singh (@Rajkumaarsingh) December 15, 2019
Another Chris Gayle!!
This man gonna be like Chris Gayle.
— Anjan (@anzan_nepal) December 15, 2019
Incredible hundred 💯 for #ShimronHetmyer
— Engr Irshad Yousafzai (@ShenakhanI) December 15, 2019
Meme Makers in Action!!
— Cricket Beamer (@CricBeamer) December 15, 2019
Speaking of the ongoing encounter, West Indies are looking all set to chase the total at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The onus will be on the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Mohammed Shami in order to run-through the Caribbean middle-order and bring their side again in the match. However, the duo of Hope and Hetmyer are playing responsibly and are eyeing to guide their team over the line.
Earlier in the match, Kieron Pollard won the toss and invited the host team to bat first. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer slammed half-centuries and guided their team to a competitive total. However, the target doesn’t seem to haunt the visiting side currently as their victory looks inevitable.