West Indies beats India by 8 wickets

Delhi: Shimron Hetmyer smashed 139 runs off 106 balls as West Indies beat India by eight wickets in the first one-day international on Sunday with 13 balls to spare.

Hetmyer hit seven sixes and 11 fours, and put on a 218-run partnership with Shai Hope, who was 102 not out. It was the second-highest partnership for any West Indies wicket against India after 221 runs by Viv Richards and Gordon Greenidge, also for the second wicket, back in 1983.

West Indies reached 291-2 in 47.5 overs after Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant scored half-centuries to help India score 287-8.

“I try to hit the ball as hard as I can. The last time I scored a hundred, we lost, so I am happy that we won today. This innings means a lot to me. It is always great to have a smile on the face after that,” said Hetmyer, who was man of the match.