Shai Hope scored a 44-ball century in a CPL match.
Hope has scored 32 runs in one over of Rahkeem Cornwall.
New Delhi. Guyana’s Amazon Warriors defeated Barbados Royals by a huge margin of 88 runs in the Caribbean Premier League match being played in West Indies. In the match, Amazon Warriors batted first and scored 226 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 20 overs. Shai Hope, who came to bat at number three from the Warriors, played an innings of 106 runs in just 44 balls. Hope hit 9 fours and 8 sixes in this innings. Chasing a target of 227 runs, the Royals team could only score 138 runs for 6 wickets in 20 overs and lost the match by 88 runs.
This is Shai Hope’s first century in the Caribbean Premier League. Although Hope bowled every Barbados Royals bowler in his innings, 140 kg Raheem Cornwall was Hope’s biggest target. Hope scored 32 runs in a single over for Cornwall and completed his century in just 41 balls. Rahkeem Cornwall bowled the 16th over of Amazon Warriors’ innings. Before this over Hope had scored 69 runs off 35 balls but after the end of this over his score was 101 runs off 41 balls.
Ridiculous scenes!!! Shai Hope hits Raheem Cornwall for 32 in an over to reach his first CPL 💯 🙌 – Clear winner for Republic Bank Play of the Day#CPL23 #GAWvBR#CricketPlayedLouder #BiggestPartyInSport #RepublicBank pic.twitter.com/NCYi5OZerX
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 18, 2023
Shai Hope hit Rahkeem Cornwall for a four off the first ball of this over and the next three balls were blasted in the air like deep midwicket. All three times the ball went straight outside the boundary. That means Hope scored 22 runs in the first 4 balls of Cornwall. In the last two balls of the over, Hope hit a four and then a six to complete his century, making his total 32 runs in the over.
First published: September 18, 2023, 09:24 IST