A swashbuckling century from Shai Hope and a sensational knock by Andre Russell guided West Indies to a mammoth 421 against New Zealand in their second warm-up match against the side at Bristol yesterday.
West Indies got off to a flyer with both openers adding 59 for the first wicket before Trent Boult got rid of Chris Gayle. Hope then joined Evin Lewis and punished the New Zealand bowlers all over the ground as the duo added 84 runs.
After Hope’s dismissal at 267, Russell and skipper Jason Holder took charge of the innings and laid a foundation for the Caribbean side to breach the 400-run mark. Hope smote nine boundaries and four sixes during his 86-ball 101 and Russell smashed seven fours and three sixes during his 25-ball 54.