In a breathtaking display of power-hitting, Rahkeem Cornwall blazed his way to a remarkable century, propelling the Barbados Royals to a historic chase in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). Cornwall’s explosive knock of 102 off just 48 balls included a staggering 12 sixes and 4 fours, and he reached his century in just 45 balls. This astonishing display of batting prowess marked the third-highest run chase in CPL history.
Facing a daunting target of 221, Cornwall, who opened the innings for the Royals, combined forces with his teammates to orchestrate this memorable chase. Kyle Mayers (22 off 13), Laurie Evans (24 off 14), and Rovman Powell (49 not out off 26) all played crucial roles in the pursuit of victory.
Cornwall’s 12 towering sixes, two of which traveled an astonishing distance of 110m and 111m, left the opposition stunned. His performance earned him the well-deserved title of “Player of the Match.”
In a heartfelt moment, Cornwall dedicated his extraordinary innings to his son, whose birthday it was. He expressed his gratitude to the Barbados crowd for their unwavering support throughout the match.
“Today is my son’s birthday, and I dedicate this knock to him. My two sons always back me. The pitch was really good, and I backed myself. This is my first hundred, and I believe in my ability to give my team a strong start,” said Cornwall after the match. “The crowd keeps me going, so I want to give them something to cheer about. I haven’t gone past the powerplay often, but once I do, I know I can go big. Thanks to my family for their support.”
Cornwall’s scintillating century will be etched in CPL history as one of the most memorable innings, showcasing his exceptional talent and power-hitting prowess.