It is usually a tough task even for technically string batters to clear the fence while playing a stroke from backfoot. Rovman Powell managed such heroics against Bangladesh as he lofted a ball in the air from his backfoot while facing Shakib Al Hasan and managed to clear boundary ropes with ease.
West Indies are up against Bangladesh in a three-match T20I series at home and they are leading by 1-0 at the present. After the first T20I was abandoned due to rain, the hosts managed to register a dominant win in the second fixture. West Indies posted a total of 193/5 in the first innings handing a tough target to the opposition. Bangladesh managed to score 158/6 and lost the game by 35 runs. Rovman Powell played an explosive inning for the hosts as he scored unbeaten 61 runs from 28 balls and one of his sixes was just brilliant.
Shakib Al Hasan was bowling the 16th over of the innings and he bowled a host and outside off delivery to Powell. The batter then rocked back and lofted the ball over long-off to clear him comfortably. The six travelled for a long distance and Powell made it look very easy in spite of hitting from the backfoot.
What a knock by Rovman Powell - 50 off just 20 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes against Bangladesh in the first T20i. pic.twitter.com/7lsO3StUw9— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 3, 2022
Rovman Powell smashed unbeaten 61 runs from just 28 balls including 2 fours and 6 sixes in the 2nd T20 - the brute force of West Indies.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 3, 2022
What an innings from Rovman Powell. He scored 61* runs from 28 balls including 2 fours and 6 Sixes against Bangladesh in the second T20I match and West Indies post the total of 193/5 in 20 overs.— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) July 3, 2022
Highest T20I scores for West Indies while batting at 5 or lower positions against Bangladesh :-— Rhitankar Bandyopadhyay (@rhitankar8616) July 3, 2022
61* - Rovman Powell at Roseau, today
50 - Rovman Powell at Mirpur, 2018#WIvBAN
35 off just 7. Mindblowing!
Rovman Powell moves from 7* off 9 to 42* off 16 - 35 off just 7 balls!— 12th Khiladi (@12th_khiladi) July 3, 2022
Takes Shakib and Taskin to the cleaners: 64661(Shakib)66(Taskin)
GMR and JSW must be happy!
DC have locked in a gem in Rovman Powell— Bad Bloke (@Royal_BloKe) July 3, 2022