Rahkeem Cornwall's Run Out
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Last Update on: August 18th, 2023 at 11:15 am

Rahkeem Cornwall is definitely not the fittest of the cricketers and it was proven once again on Friday (August 18) during the second match of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2023. The West Indies all-rounder is plying his trade for Barbados Royals in the ongoing CPL season and has started his campaign in a disastrous fashion.

Rahkeem Cornwall was run-out for a first-ball duck as Saint Lucia Kings inflicted a heavy 54-run defeat on the Barbados-based outfit. Saint Lucia Kings, who had started their campaign with a loss, bounced back in style to register a comprehensive win over the Royals.

Batting first, the Saint Lucia-based outfit posted a big total of 201/6 in the allotted 20 overs. Openers Johnson Charles and Faf du Plessis gave the team a good start by adding 61 runs for the first wicket. Healthy contributions from Johnson (30), Du Plessis (47), and Sean Williams (47) propelled the Kings to a competitive total of 201 runs.

Rahkeem Cornwall’s bizarre run-out:

Set a target of 202 runs, Barbados Royals needed a good start with the bat. Rahkeem Cornwall and Kyle Mayers came out to open the innings for the team. Both the players are known for their hard-hitting skills with the bat and the team must have expected them to deliver. However, Barbados Royals’ innings got off to a terrible start as Rahkeem Cornwall was out on the very first ball of the chase in a bizarre manner.

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The West Indies cricketer hit the ball towards the short leg where Chris Sole was standing. The fielder failed to grab the ball at first and the batsmen decided to steal a single. Kyle Mayers wanted a run and Rahkeem Cornwall duly obliged. The opener, however, had no intention of completing the run as he never tried to run quickly.

In the meantime, Sole collected the ball and hit the wicket from a short leg to catch Rahkeem Cornwall well short of the crease. Even the commentators were heard laughing at the comical run-out.

Watch Rahkeem Cornwall’s run-out:

Barbados Royals were all out for 147 in 20 overs. They were reeling at 46 for 5 inside the powerplay and even the 100-run mark was looking like a distant dream after they were reduced to 89 for 8. However, a 48-run knock from Nyeem Young helped them post a respectable total.