Within the post-match press convention, the 24-year-old Hope published how he controlled to hit the in-form Umesh Yadav for a boundary at the closing ball of the event.
Chasing 322 to win initially of innings and 5 off the closing ball, Hope minimize India seamer Umesh Yadav for a boundary thru level to degree the ratings.
He mentioned that his purpose was once to only put bat to ball within the closing supply and he second-guessed Umesh’s supply appropriately.
“Closing ball I knew a large yorker was once coming on the finish, and I needed to get bat at the ball. I did not get sufficient bat nevertheless it was once sufficient,” Hope mentioned.
Hope hit simplest his moment ODI century on Wednesday to lend a hand the Windies tie the event after India had placed on an impressive 321 for 6 after opting to bat.
He, then again, mentioned the Windies want to be a lot more constant as a crew.
“Without a doubt, such knocks give a boost to your self belief. You need to acquire after each innings. It was once a question of time sooner than I were given a large rating,” mentioned Hope.
“(However) we want to be extra constant as a crew.”
Hope’s unbeaten 123-run knock got here at a the most important juncture for the West Indies.
He joined forces with Shimron Hetmyer after the Windies misplaced 3 wickets and added 143 runs for the fourth wicket to stay his crew within the hunt.
On the other hand, first sport centurion Hetmyer (94) were given out with the guests nonetheless requiring 101 runs in 18 overs.
“There was once a metamorphosis in method after that (Hetmyer’s dismissal). We had to take the innings deep,” Hope mentioned.
Talking about batting with Hetmyer, he mentioned, “It is beautiful other with him, he loves to stay the scoreboard ticking. So long as we take it to the closing 5 overs, we knew we stood an opportunity.”
Due to the tie, India proceed to guide the five-match collection 1-Zero after two suits.
(With PTI inputs)