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Cornwall hundred headlines Hurricanes win

Rahkeem R. S. Cornwall slammed 132 off 92 balls as Leeward Islands Hurricanes demolished United States by 162 runs in their opening match of the Regional Super50 on Wednesday January 31, 2018. Photo: CMC
ST JOHN'S, Antigua, WI — Rahkeem R. S. Cornwall slammed an imperious unbeaten hundred as Leeward Islands Hurricanes demolished United States by 162 runs in their opening match of the Regional Super50 on Wednesday January 31, 2018.

In the day/night contest at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Hurricanes raced to 298 for eight off their 50 overs, with Cornwall marching to 132 off 92 balls to mark a career-best second regional one-day hundred, according to the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC).

United States were never in the hunt and collapsed to 136 in the 39th over as left-arm spinner Akeal J. Hosein claimed five for 26, while Cornwall returned with his off-spin to pick up three for 27 and complete a fine all-round performance.

Opener Jaskaran S. Malhotra stroked a top score of 43 while former West Indies Test batsman Xavier M. Marshall struck 40, but none of the other top eight reached double figures.

The tone of the victory was set by Cornwall, whose innings made the difference for Hurricanes after they lost their way after opting to bat first.

Captain Kieran A. Powell (4) and Windies star Marlon M. Samuels (5) both fell cheaply inside the first nine overs to leave the hosts stuttering on 27 for two before opener Montcin Hodge (58) and Devon C. Thomas (32) combined in a 72-run, third- wicket stand to repair the damage.

But Cornwall later took charge of the innings, blasting eight fours and nine sixes, and providing the impetus behind a robust 114-run, seventh-wicket partnership with Jeremiah Louis (30).

The right-hander raced to his half-century off a mere 36 balls with three fours and three sixes before raising three figures off 76 deliveries.

2 Responses to “Cornwall hundred headlines Hurricanes win”

  • zoe (02/02/2018, 18:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Play ball
  • Only God (03/02/2018, 08:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is a Godly story. Only God keep this man in the game. The amount of haters commentators want him out of cricket not for his talent but his weight and fitness. I'm sure he is trying hard yo lose weight.. They need to stop hating and find away to help..

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