West Indies have issued a stark warning to their opponents ahead of the World Cup 2019 as they slaughtered the New Zealand bowling attack in their warm-up game on Tuesday. Shai Hope slammed a hundred and Andre Russell scored a scintillating half-century as Windies posted a staggering total of 421 in 49.2 overs at the County Ground in Bristol.
West Indies batsmen went after the Kiwi bowlers right from the start as openers Chris Gayle (36 off 22) and Evin Lewis (50 off 54) added 59 runs for the first wicket. '
Lewis then played a second-fiddle to Hope, who continued his fine form and slammed a brilliant century.
Hope ensured Windies didn’t lose the momentum as he slammed nine fours and four sixes en-route his splendid knock of 101 off 86 deliveries.
Hope and Lewis added 84 runs for the second wicket.
West Indies 421 in 49.2 overs (Shai Hope 101, Andre Russell 54; Trent Boult 4-50, Matt Henry 2-107) vs New Zealand.