Sharjah Half-centuries and a first-wicket century partnership between openers Brendan King and Johnson Charles helped West Indies beat UAE by 78 runs in the second ODI here on Tuesday to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series. made
West Indies won the first series under the captaincy of Shai Hope and Darren Sammy as coach. Despite King’s 64 and Charles’ 63 and an opening partnership of 129 runs between the two, the West Indies scored 306 runs in 49.5 overs. Taken. Casey Carty (32). ), Hope (23) and Kevem Hodge (26) failed to capitalize on a good start for West Indies.
In the end, Odion Smith played an aggressive innings of 37 runs off 24 balls to take the team’s score past 300 runs. Zahoor Khan was the most successful bowler for UAE, taking three wickets for 44 runs. Ali Naseer, Sanchit Sharma and Ayan Afzal Khan also took two wickets each.
King hit four fours and four sixes in his innings of 70 balls while Charles hit eight fours and three sixes in his 47-ball innings.
In reply, UAE lost five wickets for just 95 runs but managed to reduce the deficit with an 80-run partnership for the sixth wicket between Ali Naseer (57) and Basil Hameed (49). The host team scored 228 runs for seven wickets. Hodge scored 46 runs for West Indies while Roston Chase took two wickets for 49 runs. West Indies won the first ODI by seven wickets with 88 balls to spare.