Powell hits terrific century as Leewards record amazing winBreaking

March 20, 2023

A superb century from Kieran Powell lifted Leeward Islands Hurricanes to a great come-from-behind victory over Barbados Pride on the third day of the third round of matches in the West Indies Championship. Starting the day chasing a victory target of 247, Powell top-scored with 104 as the Leewards reached 247-8 to win by two wickets at Queen’s Park Oval on Friday. The experienced left-hander faced 109 balls and struck 11 boundaries and three sixes. His knock was the backbone of the historic run chase as he added a match-winning partnership of 120 with skipper Jahmar Hamilton, who made a crucial 55 off 70 balls with seven boundaries.

The match was set when the Leewards bowled their way back from the brink of defeat. Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall was the talisman with 11 wickets in the match as the Leewards rebounded from a first innings deficit of 168 to bowl out the Bajans for 78 and set-up the remarkable run chase. He then had the honor of hitting the winning run when he smashed a boundary over long off to record the close victory.

Speaking after the match, Cornwall was delighted with the results, "At the start of the game we always believed that we could've won. We toiled really hard on the first day but Dowrich put them in front. The second innings we did well with the ball and Kieran did well with the bat. Every season I set myself a target and I take it game by game, so I'm really pleased with the start I've had this season."

Credit : Independent News Pakistan-INP