Bravo goes ballistic with five straight sixes
West Indian puts on a stunning show with Trinbago against St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean Premier League
Caribbean Premier League,
West Indies superstar Dwayne Bravo showed exactly why he remains one of the hottest T20 properties in world cricket during a six-hitting masterclass in St Kitts and Nevis today.
Dwayne Bravo take a bow! Five successive sixes off the bowling off Alzarri Joseph brings the Knight Riders final score to 199 #CPL18 #SKPvTKR #CricketPlayedLouder
With the final five balls of Trinbago’s 19th over against the Patriots, Bravo sent fellow West Indies rep Alzarri Joseph for five consecutive sixes, taking his team’s tally to an imposing 4-199 and becoming the first man to achieve the feat in Caribbean Premier League history. The right-hander had only come to the crease in the 17th over, facing one ball and scoring a single, before adding two more singles and a pulled for from the 18th over, bowled by Ben Cutting.
Bravo then missed an attempted pull shot from the first ball of the 19th over, and there was little indication of what was to come: the next five deliveries were heaved, crashed and sliced over the rope, everywhere from behind square leg to third man, over long on and beyond deep extra cover. The blitz took Bravo to 37 from 11 balls with an over still remaining, however the Trinidadian was unable to get any more strike, with Kiwi Colin Munro depositing 18 more runs from the final six balls to finish unbeaten on 76, the Knight Riders adding 48 from the final two overs to dramatically improve their position. The feat of hitting five consecutive sixes is a rare on in the history of cricket, though in the age of Twenty20, it has been achieved more frequently.
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