Rahkeem Cornwall isn’t known for his quick running between the wickets and was involved in a comical run out in the ongoing CPL 2019. The heaviest cricketer in the history of Test cricket did not slide his bat when he approached the crease and got out when all he had to do was get his bat down.
“Rahkeem you’ve got to slide the blade… he’d better go back to the hotel and hide,” commentator Danny Morrison was in splits after the run out.
The 26-year-old was struggling to hit boundaries during the clash between St Lucia Zouks and Guyana Amazon Warriors. Sent in to open, the St Lucia Zouks opener could score only six runs from 12 deliveries.
The cricketer made his Test debut against India on August 30 and picked up three wickets, including that of Cheteshwar Pujara, and scored 15 runs in two innings.
After a poor start, St Lucia Zouks’ innings was brought back on track by Colin Ingram and Colin de Grandhomme. Ingram contributed with a 14-ball 25 cameo whereas Colin de Grandhomme scored his 11th T20 fifty. Grandhomme scored 65 runs from 37 deliveries. The hosts managed to post 161 for 7 in 20 overs.
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For Guyana Amazon Warriors, Australia’s Ben Laughlin was the pick of the bowlers, taking three wickets for just 12 runs in three overs.
The visitors chased down the total with ease. Opener Brandon King remained not out with 81 from 59 deliveries, which included two fours and six sixes. King shared a 52-run opening partnership with Chanderpaul Hemraj. Skipper Shoaib Malik ensured there was no anti-climax after Shimron Hetmyer’s wicket and remained unbeaten for 30.
Guyana are currently on the top of the table with seven wins from seven games while St Lucia Zouks are struggling at the bottom half of the table with just two wins from eight games.