Akeal Hosein
Akeal Hosein (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

West Indies squared off towards Zimbabwe in a must-win recreation within the Group Stage of the continuing T20 World Cup on the Bellerive Oval in Hobart. The Caribbean facet batted first within the match and posted a aggressive complete of 153 runs due to Rovman Powell’s late blitz, who smoked a big 104m six within the closing over of the innings, leaving his nonstriker Akeal Hossein in awe of the shot.

Nicholas Pooran’s facet have been forward within the recreation through the batting innings, just for a middle-order collapse to halt their cost. However Rovman Powell and Akeal Hosein’s 49-run stand helped their facet get better to some extent. Throughout that combative partnership, Powell, who’s famend for his brute power, flexed his muscle to dispatch Blessing Muzarabani for a 104m six within the closing over.

Powell’s disdainful pull left his strike accomplice Akeal Hosein gobsmacked as he had his palms on his head in admiration of the towering six, whereas Powell stood there impassive. Though the hard-hitting batter perished on the very subsequent supply in an try and bludgeon the ball, he had seemingly accomplished his job with a 21-ball 28.

West Indies falter after a powerful begin by Johnson Charles

The Windies, led by Nicholas Pooran, got here into the sport on the again of an embarrassing loss towards Scotland within the marketing campaign opener. Pooran determined to bat first within the contest and have been threatening to put up a frightening complete after 90/2 across the 12-over mark. However Zimbabwe bowlers, Sikandar Raza specifically, utilized the brakes within the center overs.

Rovman Powell and Akeal Hossein’s 49-run partnership on the fag finish of the innings rescued the Windies innings, who have been teetering at 101/6 after the completion of the 14th over. Earlier, Johnson Charles arrange a powerful platform for the middle-order batters along with his 45 off 36 deliveries. However Pooran and Co. as soon as once more did not dwell as much as the expectations within the center overs, failing to capitalize on the strong platform.