West Indies achieve record ODI chase led by Shai Hope’s century and Romario Shepherd’s Blitz.

In a thrilling opening clash of the three-match One-Day International series in Antigua, West Indies secured a historic four-wicket victory with Shai Hope’s outstanding century and Romario Shepherd’s explosive support. Chasing a challenging target of 326, Hope’s unbeaten 109, adorned with seven sixes and four fours, propelled the West Indies to their highest successful run-chase at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. Shepherd’s blistering 48 off 28 balls played a pivotal role in a crucial sixth-wicket partnership. This remarkable effort surpassed the previous record for the highest successful run-chase at the venue. England, despite Harry Brook’s resilient 71, now face a must-win situation in the series following a disappointing World Cup defense in India.