“SIKANDAR RAZA CAN DO NO WRONG!!!”- Twitter reacts as Johnson Charles guides West Indies to a decent 153/7 against Zimbabwe


“SIKANDAR RAZA CAN DO NO WRONG!!!”- Twitter reacts as Johnson Charles guides West Indies to a decent 153/7 against Zimbabwe

Sikandar Raza

In the Group stage’s eighth match, Zimbabwe clashed against West Indies on Wednesday [October 19] at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart. With the help of a 45-run knock from Johnson Charles, West Indies posted a decent total of 153/7 in 20 overs.

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West Indies got off to a flying start with openers Kyle Mayers and Charles, but the former soon walked back following a knock of 13 runs off 12 balls (with two fours) in the over of Blessing Muzarabani.

Evin Lewis scored 15 runs off 18 balls, but in the 10th over, Sikander Raza dismissed him when Lewis tried for a pull shot over the long-on fence. Milton Shumba there grabbed a simple catch.

Charles scored 45 runs off 36 balls with three fours and two sixes at a strike rate of 125. In the 13th over, Tony Munyonga’s short and wide delivery outside the off stump made Powell cut the ball toward the point.

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He scampered a little, but Charles was speeding down the track. In the whole confusion, Munyonga threw the ball to bowler Williams, who took off the bails to end Charles’ innings.

West Indies skipper Nicholas Pooran could add only seven runs off nine balls before Sean Williams dismissed him in the 13th over. Shamarh Brooks departed in the next over on duck off Raza’s delivery. 

Rovman Powell contributed 28 runs off 21 balls (with four and two sixes) before Muzarabani sent him to the pavilion in the penultimate over. Murarabani pitched the ball around the off stump; Powell looked to smack it across the boundary but lost his shape and ended up cutting it high towards the extra cover region. Richard Ndarava was stationed there; he moved to his left and pouched the ball safely.

Akeal Hosein played an unbeaten18-ball 23 runs with two fours to guide West Indies to 153/7 in their allotted 20 overs. Raza, in his four overs, scalped three wickets and conceded 19 runs.

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Check how Twitter reacted to West Indies’ innings and Sikandar Raza’s bowling

Johnson Charles
Sikandar Raza

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