Watch: Rahkeem Cornwall smashes double hundred in USA's Atlanta Open, breaks Chris Gayles record
T20 cricket is known as a batter's paradise as they take on the bowlers right from the first ball of the game. Likewise, the West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall has proved it once again during a USA-based T20 League, Atlanta Open.
The right-handed batter represented Atlanta Fire and slammed 205 runs from just 77 balls with the help of 17 fours and 22 sixes. With the help of Rahkeem Cornwall's monstrous hitting, Atlanta Fire went on to post 326 runs losing just one wicket at the end of 20 overs.
Chasing the total posted by the opposition, Square Drive hasn't even come close to the target and lost the match by a huge margin of 172 runs. Besides, taking a look at the tournament, the USA-based contest consists of 16 teams which have been divided into four groups.
It's a good wicket to bat: Phil Salt
The opening batsman of England in the shortest format of the game, Phil Salt has shared a few words ahead of the upcoming ICC mega event, T20 World Cup 2022.
"Expecting it to be fast and bouncy. It's a good wicket to bat, suits my game. The boundaries are pretty big square and generally does suit the guys who are stronger square of the wicket," Phil Salt was quoted as saying by CricTracker.
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"It's a series to win and we've got an eye on the World Cup. It's very important to keep the momentum rolling after Pakistan. To beat them in their own conditions...that's very tough to do.
We played with a lot of guys who hadn't played much international cricket so we're pretty happy with how that went. We want to keep the ball rolling and continue the momentum," he added.
England has been scheduled to face Australia in the three-match T20I series which is going to kick off on 9th October, Sunday. The visitors will be looking to defeat mighty Australia in their own backyard which will definitely boost their confidence ahead of the T20 World Cup 2022.
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Rahkeem Cornwall put Atlanta Fire on top with a DOUBLE century going 205*(77) with 2️⃣2️⃣ MASSIVE sixes 🤯🤯🤯 pic.twitter.com/1iRfyniiUw