The second match of the 2021 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) saw a thrilling encounter between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Barbados Royals. Playing at the Warner Park in Basseterre, Nevis Patriots outclassed the Royals by 21 runs. One of the highlights of the match was Chris Gayle hitting a glass-shattering maximum in the first innings.
Gayle’s stay at the crease was extremely short as the power-hitter lost his wicket to Oshane Thomas cheaply. The West Indies star was beaten by extra pace on the fourth delivery of the sixth over as he marched back to the pavilion after scoring just 12 runs off nine deliveries.
However, before losing his wicket, the Universe Boss made sure to entertain the cricket fanatics by smashing a trademark downtown maximum. Gayle’s only six of his knock came on the fifth ball of the fifth over by Jason Holder. The shot was so powerful that it managed to shatter the glass of the sightscreen. The video of the visually appealing six has been going viral on social media.
Sherfane Rutherford steered St Kitts and Nevis Patriots to victory
The match between St Kitts and Nevis Patriots and Barbados Royals was filled with a lot of drama and thrill. Barbados won the toss and decided to invite the opposition to put the total on the board. Battin first, the Patriots presented a spectacular batting effort as they racked up 175 runs on the scoreboard in their 20 overs.
Sherfane Rutherford emerged as the highest run-getter for his side by playing a remarkable knock of 53 runs off 43 balls. Rutherford was aptly supported by DJ Bravo as the all-rounder played a class inning of 47 runs.
Chasing 176, Barbados fell short of 21 runs as Sheldon Cottrell and Dominic Drakes picked two wickets each. The wicketkeeper Shai Hope emerged as the lone warrior for the Royals as he added 44 runs to the scoreboard in 38 deliveries.
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