Amsterdam. West Indies captured the ODI series 3-0 against the Netherlands. In the final match that ended on Saturday, the team defeated the hosts by 20 runs. Nicholas Pooran was made the new captain of the team after the retirement of Kieran Pallard. He started off with a win. Playing first in the match, West Indies scored a huge score of 308 runs for 5 wickets. Kyle Meyers and Shemrah Brooks scored centuries. In response, the Netherlands batsmen showed a strong struggle and brought the team’s score to 288 runs, but it did not win. Meyers received the Player of the Match award.
Niklas Pooran won the toss and decided to bat. Shai Hope was dismissed after scoring 24 runs. After this, Kyle Meyers and Shemrah Brooks shared a big partnership of 184 runs for the second wicket to bring the team’s score near 250 runs. Meyers scored 120 runs off 106 balls. Hit 8 fours and 7 sixes. Brooks remained unbeaten on 101 off 115 balls. Hit 3 fours and 4 sixes. Bonner remained unbeaten on 19 off 16 balls.
First century of both players
This is the first century of ODIs for both Meyers and Brooks. This is the sixth ODI of 29-year-old Meyers. He has so far scored 193 runs at an average of 39. A century has been scored. The strike rate is of 87. This fast bowler has also taken 4 wickets. At the same time, the 33-year-old Brooks scored his first century in his 9th ODI. He has so far scored 360 runs at an average of 45. He has scored one century and two half-centuries.
In response, Vikramjit Singh and Max Dodd gave the Netherlands a strong start. Both added 98 runs for the first wicket. Vikramjeet scored 54 off 55 balls and was dismissed by Kyle Meyers. Hit 7 fours and a six. Musa Ahmed, who landed at number-3, also scored 42 runs. The team’s score was 206 runs for 2 wickets at one time. In the end his batsmen were shattered. The entire team got out after scoring 288 runs in 49.5 overs. Shemran Lewis took 3 wickets. Akil Hossain got 2 wickets. He took the maximum 8 wickets in the series and became the Player of the Series.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 05, 2022, 05:36 IST