SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Shai Hope and Daren Sammy secured their first ODI series victory as West Indies captain and coach with a 78-run win over the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday.
West Indies won by 88 balls in Game 1 and limited the home side to 228-7 in 50 runs to set the Emirates to 307 in Game 2. After 7, won the three-game series with a spare ball.
Johnson Charles plundered eight boundaries and three sixes in 47 overs to reach 63 to set a huge total for West Indies, sharing a 129-run start with Brandon King before he was 17th The innings were knocked out by Ali Nasir’s bowling.
King led the West Indies with 64 runs from 70 bowls, while Kisikati (32), Hope (23) and Kawim Hodge (26) contributed in the middle. Odean Smith struck 37 off 24 balls before being dismissed by Zahoor Khan (3-44), finishing in 49.5 innings for 306 total.
The UAE lost the 4th and 9th innings and fell to 52-3 at the end of the 14th.
Vriitra Avarind withstood the early pressure to strike 36, while Basil Hameed (49) and Ali Naseer scored 57 off 53 balls to help the home side complete their 50 overs.
Match 3 is scheduled for Friday in Sharjah, giving both teams more preparations for their World Cup qualifier in Zimbabwe on June 18.
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