Shimron Hetmyer (139) and Shai Hope (108 no) both smashed blistering centuries to help West Indies thrash India by eight wickets in the opening ODI of the three-match series at the M.A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday. The duo stitched a mammoth 218-run stand for the second wicket to help the Caribbean side chase down the target of 288 runs with 13 balls to spare.
West Indies have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Earlier, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant slammed fluent half centuries as India's middle order came to the party to help the hosts post 287/8. Iyer (70 in 88balls) and Pant (71 in 69 balls) shared a 114-run partnership for the fourth wicket to help India recover from a top-order collapse and post a challenging total on a slow wicket after they were asked to bat first. This was Iyer's third successive fifty while Pant struck his maiden half century to put behind flak that he has been drawing for his poor form in recent times. Back in the team after a break, Kedar Jadhav also helped the cause with a 35-ball 40.