Prime News, International and National Sport, Cricket, Chennai, December 16:- Swashbuckling West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer described his match-winning 139 against India in the first one-dayer here as the best knock of his career but said he would have been happier had he finished off the game.
Hetmyer was out in the 39th over after stitching 218 runs for the second wicket with fellow centurion Shai Hope (102 not out), with the West Indies at the stage needing 59 runs from 11.2 overs with eight wickets in hand.
Hope and Nicholas Pooran (29 not out) eventually chased down the target of 288 with 13 balls to spare.
“This is my highest score in international cricket, so this would be the best one. It’s always nice chasing a score than a setting one. Chasing and taking the team home is a much better feeling. Sad that I didn’t finish the game, but it’s a work in progress for me,” Hetmyer said at the post-match press conference.
He said he just kept it simple and batting with Hope also made it easier as they have good understanding between them. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)