Twitter erupts as Shimron Hetmyer, Shai Hope blow India away in a record-chase

Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope hit centuries and combined in a stand of 218 runs to guide West Indies to an eight-wicket victory over India in the series opener of the three-match ODI series at the Chepauk stadium in Chennai on Sunday.


Hetmyer took just 106 balls for his highest ODI score of 139 and his second-wicket partnership with Hope, who remained unbeaten on 102, helped Windies chase down a target of 288 with 13 balls to spare.

Earlier, half-centuries from Rishabh Pant (71) and Shreyas Iyer (70) helped India to recover from a shaky start and post 287-8 in their stipulated 50 overs.


Well, the 288-run target achieved by West Indies in the first ODI is also a record by any team against India in Chennai.

Here’s how Twitter reacted:

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