WI vs SA 2nd ODI: Bavumas Century in Vain as West Indies Claim Victory with Shai Hope’s Masterclass
WI vs SA 2nd ODI: Shais Heroics Help West Indies Triumph in Thrilling Clash with South Africa. West Indies Secure Dominant Victory over South Africa with Shai Hope 128* Leading the Way to win agianst Proteas.
West Indies won by 48 runs in WI vs SA 2nd ODI at Buffalo Park, East London. West Indies scored 93 runs off the last ten overs, including 40 runs off the last three.
Temba Bavuma delivered an impressive performance, scoring his second consecutive international century, his third in 2023, and achieving a career-best score of 144. However, Shai Hope, who was captaining West Indies for the first time, outshone the home captain’s efforts.
Hope scored his 14th ODI century and led West Indies to their highest score against South Africa in the format, and the second-highest at Buffalo Park. This proved to be enough as West Indies secured a 48-run victory over South Africa, marking their first completed ODI between the two teams in seven years, since June 2016.
West Indies have played all their World Cup Super League matches and, barring Sri Lanka and South Africa being blanked by New Zealand and Netherlands, respectively, are certain to participate in the qualifiers in Zimbabwe in June.
Bavumas Century in Vain as West Indies Claim Victory with Shai Hope's Masterclass #WIvsSA #ODI #Southafrica #westindiescricket #TembaBavuma pic.twitter.com/2uZD11euf5— CriiicWorld (@Criiicworld) March 18, 2023
The team can be proud of their performance in this match, as their batters adapted well to the slow surface, resulting in three half-century stands in their innings. Additionally, Jason Holder, Alzarri Joseph, and Akeal Hosein made good use of the short, slower ball and spin, respectively, to challenge South Africa sufficiently. As a result, West Indies earned their sixth win in 28 ODIs in South Africa and their 16th win in 64 meetings overall.
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WI vs SA Series in History
This is the first time West Indies aren’t losing a men’s ODI series in South Africa.
|Year (WI vs SA Series)||Series Result|
|1999||SA won 6-1|
|2004||SA won 3-1|
|2008||SA won 5-0|
|2015||SA won 4-1|
|2023||WI lead 1-0*|