Delhi Capitals must be feeling bad over not making the most of Daniel Sams’ batting abilities in IPL 2020 after the latter’s stunning display with the bat in the recently-concluded game between Sydney Thunder and Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League.
The left-arm pacer sprung a huge surprise by scoring a match-winning whirlwind fifty to power Thunder to an insane win. Chasing 179, the Thunder were off to a disastrous start as Jack Wildermuth took just two balls to dismiss Alex Hales for a golden duck.
In the same over, he went on to dismiss Thuder captain Callum Ferguson for a duck as he finished his six deliveries with the score 2 for 1. Wildermuth struck in the his second over too as he dismissed Usman Khawaja for 17 to reduce the Thunder to 22 for 3.
Baxter Holt and Alex Ross steadied the ship with a much-needed 49-run stand for the fourth wicket before Mujeeb Ur Rahman claimed Holt and Matthew Kuhnemann skittled Ross to leave the Thunder reeling at 80 for 5. At that stage, it looked all over for Thunder before Ben Cutting and Daniel Sams joined hands.
The duo hit the boundaries at will and shared a 69-run stand to turn the game on its head. Surprisingly, Daniel Sams was the aggressor in the stand while Cutting played the role of the second fiddle before departing for 29. Daniel Sams, on the other hand, remained unbeaten on 65 off just 25 balls with the help of 3 fours and seven sixes.
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Daniel Sams does a Carlos Brathwaite:
The way Daniel Sams finished the game, it must have reminded the fans of Carlos Brathwaite’s heroics in the final of the 2016 T20 World Cup. Just like Brathwaite, Daniel Sams also finished the game with four sixes in an over although they didn’t come off consecutive balls.
With 24 needed from the final two overs, Heat veteran Ben Laughlin started the over with a no-ball full toss that Sams hammered for six. The next ball was a dot before Sams hit three consecutive deliveries to seal the game.
Here is a clip showing Daniel Sams hitting four sixes to finish the game:
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 14, 2020