West Indies captain Shai Hope performed from the entrance on Saturday, scoring a century to steer his staff to a formidable whole of 335/8 within the second one-day worldwide (ODI) in opposition to South Africa in East London.
The vacationers acquired off to an awesome begin after successful the toss and selecting to bat, with Brandon King and Kyle Mayers sharing 67 runs for the primary wicket.
The introduction of spin bowler Bjorn Fortuin to the Proteas assault triggered a top-order collapse, nevertheless, when he had Mayers caught on the boundary for 36 runs off 26 balls, simply because it regarded just like the Windies openers have been going to take the sport away from the hosts.
The West Indies then misplaced two extra wickets for simply 4 runs within the subsequent couple of overs earlier than Hope led a restoration, sharing 87 runs with Nicholas Pooran for the fourth wicket.
Quick bowler Gerald Coetzee had Pooran caught by Rassie van der Dussen for 39 runs within the twenty fourth over, however Shai managed to hold the center order, racking up his thirteenth profession ODI century.
The skipper mixed in an 80-run partnership with Rovman Powell earlier than Powell sliced a Coetzee supply onto the stumps and was despatched for a stroll after making 46 runs.
The skipper completed the innings unbeaten on a complete of 125 off 115 balls as he paved the way in which, setting the house aspect a goal of 336 for victory.