Rovman Powell hit as many as 10 sixes in his innings, scoring 107 off 53 balls in the 3rd T20I against England.
Rovman Powell wasn’t even sure about getting to play the third T20I against England till last evening. Eventually, it turned out way better than what the Windies would have imagined.
The right-hander hit as many as 10 sixes in his innings, scoring 107 off fifty three balls. Only six batters in the history of T20Is have hit more sixes in an innings than Powell. Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai holds the record for most sixes in a T20I innings. He had hit 16 sixes against Ireland.
Powell became the third West Indies cricketer to score a T20I hundred after Chris Gayle and Evin Lewis when he reached the three-figures off 51 balls.
“I came to know last night (about selection), had a chat with the captain, the plan was me splitting the two left-handers, Pooran and Bravo. It’s all about improvement, wrist spin was an issue for me in the past, but I went away and worked on it over the last 6-7 months. We knew Adil Rashid was the most threatening bowler for them, was looking to get 25-30 off him, and then target the others,” said
Powell, also added that he was aware that only Gayle and Lewis had previously hit T20I hundreds for West Indies’,”There was a big side and a small side, didn’t want either two right-handers or left-handers to Rashid. Everything came off the middle of the bat today. Yes, I knew Universe Boss and Evin Lewis (were the only ones to have scored T20I hundreds for West Indies),” he said
Watch: Rovman Powell hits 10 sixes in maiden T20I hundred to blow away England