West Indies' John Campbell and Shai Hope post record opening stand in ODI cricket
Last Updated: 05/05/19 7:21pm
West Indies'John Campbell and Shai Hope smashed a record ODI opening partnership of 365 as their side beat Ireland in Dublin.
Campbell (179) and Hope (170) narrowly missed out on the highest ODI partnership for any wicket - a record held by compatriots Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels, who shared a second-wicket stand of 372 against Zimbabwe in Canberra during the 2015 World Cup.
The batsmen hit a combined 37 fours and eight sixes as they posted their first and fifth ODI centuries respectively and helped their side to 381-3 from their 50 overs at Clontarf Cricket Club.
Campbell and Hope passed the previous best ODI opening partnership in men's cricket of 304, set by Pakistan's Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo in July 2018.
The West Indies pair became the first openers to pass 150 in the same ODI innings but with Gayle and Samuels' record in their sights, Ireland's Barry McCarthy struck.
The seamer had Campbell caught at mid-off in the 48th over before Hope holed out to deep square three balls later.
Ireland - who gave England a scare at Malahide on Friday - slumped to 21-3 in reply before Kevin O'Brien (68) and Gary Wilson (30) shared a stand of 131 to lift the hosts to 152-3.
But after O'Brien and Wilson fell to successive deliveries, Ireland collapsed to 185 all out to lose by 196 runs - Ashley Nurse (4-51) and Shannon Gabriel (3-44) doing the brunt of the damage.
The tri-series continues on Tuesday as West Indies play Bangladesh.