Brandon King scored his first One-Day international century with a run-a-ball 112 for the visitors — including 12 fours and four sixes — in the 206-run chase.
West Indies beat United Arab Emirates by seven lattices with 88 balls to spare as their first bilateral ODI series began on Sunday.
Nature Brandon King scored his first One- Day transnational century with a run-a-ball 112 for the callers including 12 fours and four sixes — and Shamarh Brooks made 44.
New captain Shai Hope (13 not out) hit the winning runs with a six as West Indies ’ successful chase noway looked in mistrustfulness. West Indies reached 206- 3 in35.2 overs to give new white- ball head trainer Daren Sammy a successful launch.
Choosing to club first, UAE was sailed out for 202 in47.1 overs with paceman Keemo Paul taking 3- 34. The 19- time-old Ali Naseer top- scored for the hosts with 58 off 52 on debut, and Vriitya Aravind scored a slower- paced 40 off 77.
Dominic Drakes (2- 29), Odean Smith (2- 40) and Yannic Cariah (2- 26) were among the gate- takers for West Indies.
The three one- dayers will also prepare the brigades for the Cricket World Cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe this month. The alternate ODI is on Tuesday in Dubai.
Brandon King smashed a run-a-ball 112 as the West Indies gave themselves a confidence boost ahead of the World Cup qualifier by thrashing the United Arab Emirates in the first one- day transnational on Sunday. The excursionists sailed out the UAE for 202 and also chased down the target with 14.4 overs to spare to secure a seven- gate palm. The West Indies are preparing for the World Cup qualifying event in Zimbabwe which starts on June 18 and also features the UAE.
The two- time world titleholders have no way failed to reach the global showpiece, but only two of the 10 brigades in the qualifier will reach the World Cup in India latterly this time.
“King is an exceptional player and someone who I allowed would’ve scored a lot further runs beforehand in his career,” said West Indies captain Shai Hope.
“But happy for him. He saw the occasion to take the game forward and happy to see him get his first hundred moment.”
Seamer Keemo Paul was the pick of the Windies bowlers with 3- 34 as the hosts failed to club out their overs despite a counter-attacking 58 from Ali Naseer.
Nature King made short work of the aggregate, easing to his demoiselle ODI ton and hitting 12 fours and four sixes.
Hope finished the job in style with back- to- back sixes.
The alternate ODI takes place on Tuesday in Dubai, where the third and final match will also be held on Friday. Know More Latest Cricket News…