Twitter Reactions: Shai Hope’s unbeaten ton sees West Indies win South Africa in 2nd ODI

West Indies defeated South Africa in the second 48-run One Day International (ODI) held at Buffalo Park, East London, on Saturday.

The Carribeans opted to bat first, posting a challenging total of 335/8 on the board. The highlight of their innings was skipper Shai Hope, which destroyed an undefeated century. The right-handed batter scored 128 off 115 balls, including five fours and seven sixes.

All-rounder Rovman Powell contributed 46 runs off 49 balls with two fours and three sixes. Gerald Coetzee was the bowler’s choice for the hosts, taking three wickets for 57 runs in his 10 overs quota.

In response, South Africa started their innings on a high note, with Quinton DeKock and captain Tem Bavuma Added 76 runs for opening partnership. De Kock was dismissed for 48 runs off 26 balls, and his dismissal opened floodgates as the Proteas regularly lost wickets, eventually being bowled out for 287 in just 41.4 overs.

Staying alive at his end, Bavuma was the standout performer for South Africa, scoring a brilliant century. The right-handed batter scored 144 off 118 balls, with 11 fours and seven sixes, but he didn’t get enough support from other batters. Alzarry Joseph (3/53) and Akeal Hosein (3/59) took three wickets each for the West Indies.

“Was a good game in the end. I thought it was quite a good game. Catches win games but we dropped a few to get into the situation we were in. Important to look forward to. I thought it was a tough wicket to start with. You have to play the situation. The pressure treatment was key. The way they went it was important for us to get wickets, it was important for us to finish well,” said Hope after the game.

Here’s how Twitter responded:

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