Saturday, March 17, 2018

‘Fantasic job’*

Hetmyer, Gayle plunder UAE in opener

HERO HETMYER: West Indies’ Shimron Hetmyer hits to the on-side during yesterday’s ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at The Old Hararians Ground in Harare, Zimbabwe. —Photo: courtesy ICC

“I guess all the guys came together and we did a very fantastic job.”
Man-of-the-Match Shimron Hetmyer was a pleased man after he and veteran opener Chris Gayle struck imperious hundreds and West Indies overwhelmed United Arab Emirates by 60 runs to make a winning start to their World Cup qualification campaign yesterday.
Choosing to bat first in the Group A contest at Old Hararians, the Caribbean side motored to a massive 357 for four off their 50 overs, with Hetmyer blasting 127 and fellow left-hander Gayle carving out 123.
Hetmyer, the World-Cup winning former WI Under-19 captain, faced 93 balls and belted 14 fours and four sixes to mark his maiden One-Day International hundred while Gayle lashed seven fours and 11 massive sixes, in a 91-ball innings which delivered his 23rd one-day century.

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