Shai Hope, the terrific West Indies player has registered his fourth consecutive ODI ton against Sri Lanka. Playing the first ODI of three games, Hope became the only WI player with four back-to-back hundreds against the Dimuth Karunaratne-led team.
As the first game proceeded, Hope gave hopes to West Indies with his terrific century scoring 110 runs on 133 balls. The host team yielded a slight average target of 233 runs as the visitors preyed on 232 with 6 balls to spare.
It was an easy chase as Evin Lewis and Hope bind forces adding a partnership of 100 in just 23rd over. SL got a breakthrough in 29th over as Dusmantha Chameera targetted Lewis.
However, it does not affect WI’s explosive batting line-up much. The match was later coiled up by Bravo and Jason. Hope has brought up a few of the records as he slammed a hundred at Sir Viv Richards Stadium.
WI vs SL: An splendid milestone achieved by Shai Hope
Notably, he is now the fastest WI batsman to score 10 ODI centuries and the fourth fastest in the world to score ten hundreds. He has taken only 76 innings for the milestone. The rest of the list is given below:
Fastest Batsmen to 10 ODI Centuries (by innings)
55, Quinton de Kock
South Africa’s wicketkeeping batsman, Quinton De Kock has taken only 55 innings to become the fastest played to 10 ODI centuries. Thus, he tops the list.
57, Hashim Amla
Once again, the following rating goes for Proteas. Hashim Amla, the destructive player ranks second as he has taken only 57 innings to slam ten hundredths in the One-Day format.
68, Babar Azam
Pakistan’s Babar Azam comes next in the list as he brought up his 10th ODI ton in just the 68th inning he played.
74, SHAI HOPE*
We have already discussed Hope’s milestone as the WI’s dominant batter joins the list at the fourth position.
76, Johnny Bairstow
England’s Johnny Bairstow is fifth on the list of players with the ten fastest ODI hundreds. He brought up the feat in his 76th inning.
77, Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan, India’s explosive batsman is sixth on the list as he reached there in his 77th ODI match.