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Wednesday, March 7, 2018
ron Hetmyer and veteran opener
Chris Gayle both struck imperious
hundreds as West Indies over-
whelmed United Arab Emirates
by 60 runs to make a winning
start to their World Cup qualifica-
tion campaign yesterday.
Choosing to bat first in the
Group A contest at Old Hararians,
the Caribbean side motored to a
massive 357 for four off their 50
overs, with Hetmyer blasting 127
and fellow left-hander Gayle carv-
ing out 123.
Hetmyer faced 93 balls and
belted 14 fours and four sixes to
mark his maiden One-Day Inter-
national hundred while Gayle
lashed seven fours and 11 massive
sixes in a 91-ball innings which de-
livered his 23rd one-day century.
Stroke-maker Shai Hope gath-
ered 35 before retiring hurt with
a knock to knee in the final over
while left-hander opener Evin
Lewis struck 31.
In reply, Rameez Shahzad
stroked an impressive unbeaten
112 as UAE rallied to 297 for six off
their allotted overs, in an effort
that gained the minnows plaudits.
Shaiman Anwar weighed in
with 64, Adnan Mufti got 45 while
Chirag Suri hit 38, as UAE did well
to bat out their 50 overs despite
Captain Jason Holder was the
best Windies bowler, picking up
five for 53 with his medium pace.
The result was never really in
doubt once the Windies notched
their fourth highest total in ODIs,
as Gayle and Hetmyer dominated
the inexperienced UAE attack.
Gayle posted 88 for the first
wicket with Lewis who faced 49
balls and struck three fours be-
fore falling lbw to left-arm spinner
Ahmed Raza in the 17th over.
His dismissal brought Gayle
and Hetmyer together, and they
added a further 103 for the sec-
ond wicket to keep the Windies in
The 38-year-old Gayle provided
the early momentum, punching
five fours and three sixes to ease
to his half-century off 47 deliver-
ies, before racing to three figures
off a mere 32 more balls.
He brought up his landmark in
the 25th over with a single down
the ground off seamer Moham-
med Naveed, to become only the
third batsman to score ODI hun-
dreds against 11 different coun-
South African Hashim Amla and
Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar
are the other two batsmen to have
achieved the feat.
Gayle then celebrated with suc-
cessive sixes off the first three
balls of the next over from captain
and off-spinner Rohan Mustafa
before eventually holing out to
deep mid-wicket in the 29th over
off leg-spinner Imran Haider.
The 21-year-old Hetmyer
quickly took charge of the in-
nings, accelerating the scoring to
reach his hundred off 78 balls in
the 44th over. He added 77 for the
third wicket with Marlon Samuels
(15) and a further 65 for the fourth
wicket with Hope before falling to
a catch at the wicket off seamer
Amir Hayat in the 48th over.
In reply, UAE found themselves
in early trouble when they lost
their top three to slump to 69 for
three in the 17th over.
Seamer Kemar Roach had
Mustafa caught at the wicket by
Hetmyer for eight in the fourth
over with the score on
19 and Holder struck
twice, first claiming Ghu-
lam Shabber caught and bowled
for six in the 13th over and then
sending back Chirag Suri caught
To UAE’s credit, however, there
was no collapse as Shahzad and
Anwar out on 144 to keep West
Indies on their toes.
The 30-year-old Shahzad
counted nine fours and four sixes
in a knock requiring 107 balls
to post his second ODI century
while Anwar faced 62 balls and
slammed five fours and three
Holder struck twice in the
39th over, removing Anwar and
Mohammad Usman (1) and even
though Shahzad and Mufti put on
a lively 80 off 60 deliveries for the
sixth wicket, the target proved be-
yond UAE’s reach.
West Indies face Papua New
Guinea in their second match
on Thursday the same venue.
finished with 123.
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Hetmyer 127, Gayle 123 blast UAE
UAE vs West Indies – Group A
WEST INDIES Innings
C Gayle c Amir Hayat
b Imran Haider
E Lewis lbw b Ahmed Raza
S Hetmyer c wkp Ghulam
Shabber b Amir Hayat
M Samuels c Chirag
Suri b Rohan Mustafa
S Hope ret. hurt
J Holder not out
A Nurse not out
Extras (b1, lb8, w5)
TOTAL (4 wkts, 50 overs) 357
Did not bat: J Mohammed, N Miller,
K Roach, S Cottrell.
Fall of wickets: 1-88, 2-191, 3-268,
Bowling: Mohmmed Naveed 9-0-
53-0, Amir Hayat 10-1 -80 -1, Rohan
Mustafa 10-0 -66 -1, Imran Haider
10-0-62-1, Ahmed Raza 9-0 -67-1,
Shaiman Anwar 2-0 -20-0.
Rohan Mustafa c wkp
Hetmyer b Roach
Chirag Suri c wkp
Hetmyer b Holder
Ghulam Shabber c & b Holder 6
Rameez Shahzad not out
Shaiman Anwar lbw b Holder 64
Mohammad Usman c
wkp Hetmyer b Holder
Adnan Mufti c Lewis b Holder 45
Amir Hayat not out
Extras (b11, lb3, w8)
TOTAL (6 wkts, 50 overs) 297
Did not bat: Ahmed Raza,
Mohammed Naveed, Imran Haider.
Fall of wickets: 1-19, 2-50, 3-69,
4-213, 5-215, 6-295.
Bowling: Cottrell 4.4-0-22 -0, Roach
10-0-60 -1, Holder 10-1 -53-5, Samuels
6-0 -28-0, Mohammed 0.2-0 -0 -0,
Nurse 9-0-61-0, Miller 10-0-59-0.
Result: West Indies won by 60 runs.
Points: West Indies 2, UAE 0.
Man-of-the-Match: Shimron Hetmyer
Toss: West Indies.
Umpires: Michael Gough,
YESTERDAY’S OTHER SCORES
Ireland bt P New Guinea by 4 wkts
Zimbabwe bt Afghanistan by 2 runs
Scotland vs Hong Kong by 4 wkts
TODAY (No Matches)
Netherlands vs United Arab Emirates,
Windies vs Papua New Guinea,
Scotland vs Nepal, Bulawayo
Afghanistan vs Hong Kong, Bulawayo
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his hundred against
UAE yesterday. He
top-scored with 127.
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