West Indies flamboyant batsman Shimron Hetmyer toyed with the Indian bowling attack to help his side register a thumping eight-wicket win in the first ODI. The explosive batter thrived in the conducive batting conditions to hammer a career-best 139 as the tourists raced to victory with 13 balls to spare.
Hetmyer was involved in a mammoth 218-run stand for the second wicket alongside Shai Hope, who himself also racked up a three-figure score. Frequent belligerent strikes were a hallmark of Hetmyer’s authoritative stay at the crease as he stood tall and ransacked the lackluster Indian bowling.
He smashed a total of seven sixes and 11 boundaries in his blistering knock as his contribution came off at a rapid strike rate of 131.3. Most of his big hits were launched with absolute precision over the mid-wicket boundary, encapsulating the sheer class of the 22-year-old.