Ireland vs West Indies: 365 runs! John Campbell, Shai Hope create world record
The partnership came to an end in the 47th over as Campbell was dismissed for 179 and Hope followed him to the pavilion two overs later as he fell victim to Barry McCarthy for 170.Updated: May 06, 2019 08:27 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
John Campbell and Shai Hope created history during the ODI encounter between West Indies and Ireland in Dublin as the Windies duo added a record 365 runs for the opening wicket.
It was also the first time in ODI format of the game that both openers have reached 150-mark in the partnership.
They surpassed the previous record of 304 runs created by Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman in 2018. They achieved the feat for Pakistan during their match against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo.
Hope was first to his century while Campbell quickly followed to him to a hundred -- his first in international cricket.
They were both dismissed in the 48th over, Campbell top-edging Barry McCarthy to mid-off with Hope falling three balls later when he holed out to deep square-leg.
Campbell faced 137 balls, including 15 fours and six sixes, with Hope’s 152-ball knock featuring 22 fours and two sixes.
The only higher partnership in the 4,128-match history of men’s ODI cricket also belongs to the West Indies, with Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels sharing a second-wicket stand of 372 against Zimbabwe in Canberra during the 2015 World Cup.
Ireland’s attack had sparked an England top-order collapse at nearby Malahide on Friday but had no answer as the West Indies ran riot in the opening match of a triangular series also featuring Bangladesh.
(With AFP Inputs)
First Published: May 05, 2019 19:17 IST