Rahkeem Cornwall played a sensational inning as he scores double century in T20 cricket during Atlatnta Fire vs Square Drive in Atlanta Open.
Rahkeem Cornwall : Double century | Highlights
Cornwall is an Antiguan cricketer. A right-arm off-break bowler, Cornwall has played for Leeward Islands cricket team and featured in the line-up for the Antigua Hawksbills in the Caribbean Premier League.
|Full name||Rahkeem Rashawn Shane Cornwall|
|Born||1 February 1993
Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
|Height||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
In August 2019, Cricket West Indies named him as the Championship Player of the Year. Later the same month, he made his international debut for the West Indies cricket team.
He also set the record for the heaviest cricketer to play Test cricket, weighing more than 140 kg (22 stone).
For the Leewards Islands, he is their second highest wicket-taker in both First Class and List A cricket, while only Kieran Powell has scored more than his four List A hundreds for the side.
Rahkeem Cornwall Double century
Cornwall blasted 22 massive sixes to remain unbeaten on 205 off just 77 balls while playing for Atlanta Fire in a tournament called Atlanta Open T20 Cricket Tournament.
While videos have been circulating on social media of the innings, the information was confirmed by reputed statistician Mohandas Menon in a tweet.
“West Indian Rahkeem Cornwall, while playing for Atlanta Fire, blasted an unbeaten 205 in just 77 balls (SR 266.23) that included 22 sixes and 17 fours in an American T20 competition known as the Atlanta Open. A prize money of $75,000 is available to the winning team.”
There were an incredible 22 sixes scored by the Caribbean star as he was firing on all cylinders. His tally included a strike rate of 266.23 while he also scored 17 fours.
A total of 132 runs were scored in sixes while 68 runs were scored in fours which accounted to a total of 200 runs from boundaries. Cornwall only ran five runs in the entire innings while he faced 77 balls in the process.
West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall on Thursday created history as he scored a double century in the shortest format of the game.
The right-handed, hard-hitting all-rounder was on fire for his team, Atlanta Fire, in the USA-based T20 league, Atlanta Open 2022, scoring an unbeaten 205 runs from 77 balls with the help of 17 fours and 22 sixes.
The 29-year-old all-rounder, who has represented Men in Maroon in nine Test matches till date, played an innings to remember for ages as his brutal assault helped him to do something which no other player had been able to do so till date.
Thanks to his sensational hitting, his team posted a total of 326 runs on the board for the loss of just one wicket against Square Drive and won the match by a margin of 172 runs after they restricted the opposition to 154 runs for the loss of eight wickets.
However, Cornwall’s record feat will not go into the history books of T20 matches as the Atlanta Open is not a recognised tournament.
The record for the highest T20 score will still remain with his countryman Chris Gayle, who slammed an unbeaten 175 runs from 66 balls for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2013 match against Pune Warriors India at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.