Twitter reactions: Kyle Mayers, Shamarh Brooks' centuries guide West Indies to ODI series whitewash

Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks stroked hundreds for the West Indies side.

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Shamarh Brooks and Kyle Mayers (Photo Source: Twitter)

Visitors West Indies completed a white-wash over the home side the Netherlands after winning the third and final ODI by 20 runs, played at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen on June 4 (Saturday). The hosts put up a fight throughout the series, but could not manage to pip the West Indies side even once.

Talking about the third ODI, West Indies won the toss and opted to have a bat first. The visitors got an excellent start from both openers Shai Hope and Kyle Mayers as the duo stitched a fifty partnership for the opening wicket. However, Hope (24 off 43 balls) was scalped by Bas de Leede soon after the ten-over field restriction.

Kyle Mayers and Shamarh Brooks stitched a 184-run partnership for the second wicket

After the fall of Hope, Mayers was joined by Shamarh Brooks and the duo stitched a valuable partnership of 184 runs for the second wicket. Both Mayers (120 off 106 balls) and Brooks (101* off 115 balls) looked very comfortable in the middle and brought up remarkable centuries. They kept milking the ball for singles and doubles and hitting odd boundaries in between.

Meanwhile, the partnership was finally broken by pacer Ryan Klein as he scalped the wicket of Mayers. With around 10 overs remaining in the innings, skipper Nicholas Pooran came to bat. However, he could not get going and got out after scoring just seven runs. Brandon King (10 off 12 balls) and Akeal Hosein (3 off 5 balls) got out cheaply as well. Some late blitz by Brooks and Nkrumah Bonner (19 off 16 balls) ensured that the visitors cross the 300-run mark.

In reply, the Netherlands batters put up a fight with decent contributions coming from the top four. Vikramjit Singh (54 off 55 balls), Max O’Dowd (89 off 121 balls), Musa Ahmed (42 off 42 balls), and De Leede (25 off 24 balls) kept the Dutch side in the match.

However, some disciplined bowling by the West Indies bowlers ensured that the required run rate kept climbing. Wicketkeeper-batter Scott Edwards (18 off 19 balls) and skipper Pieter Seelaar (16 off 9 balls) tried their level best, but the home team still fell short by 20 runs. For West Indies, pacer Shermon Lewis was the pick of the bowlers as he grabbed three wickets.

Meanwhile here are some Twitter reactions:

 

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