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Shai’s hope turns to despair


Shai’s hope turns to despair

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BULAWAYO – West Indies batsman Shai Hope says the disappointment of their tied game with Zimbabwe had taken some of the gloss off his maiden one-day international hundred.

The 23-year-old stroked 101 but West Indies, chasing 258 for victory in their second match of the tri-nations series last Saturday, squandered a position of 220 for two by losing their last six wickets for 37 runs in the space of 32 balls, as scores ended level.

Hope, in only his second ODI after making his debut against Sri Lanka last Wednesday, said he was pleased with the personal achievement but that had been overshadowed by the result.

“Of course I am disappointed, it’s not a win. You go into a match to win games so after the position that we had as well, we wanted to finish off that game and get a win,” he said afterward. (CMC)

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