Guyana’s Shimron Hetmyer today produced an exhilarating performance at the Providence National Stadium, becoming the youngest West Indian player to score a century in the Caribbean.
The 21-year old Canje-born player who came in at number four during the second One Day International (ODI) against Bangladesh, scored a solid 125 off 93 balls, before being run out in the final over of the game.
He hammered seven 6s and three 4s during his long but invaluable innings. The West Indies, who batted first, finished on 271 all out. Rovman Powell was the second-highest run scorer, contributing 44.
The Guyanese player who has only played 10 One Day International (ODIs) for the West Indies, also became the highest run scorer at the Providence Stadium.
It was just two days ago West Indies Captain, Jason Holder urged the young player to add greater value to his wicket, after he scored a team-high 52.
Hetmyre made his ODI debut for the West Indies against New Zealand on in December of 2017. On March 6, 2018, in the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, he scored his first ODI century, batting against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the Old Hararians ground in Harare.