West Indies' Rahkeem Cornwall Smashes Terrific Double Century In USA's T20 Tournament

Updated - 22 May 2024, 05:37 PM

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Rahkeem Cornwall (Photo by Randy Brooks / AFP) (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP via Getty Images)

The 29-year-old West Indies National Cricket Team all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall showcased an exceptional batting performance in the USA-based T20 league Atlanta Open on Wednesday, October 5, and blasted a spectacular double century.

The West Indies all-rounder, who has played for the teams like St Lucia Kings, Leeward Islands, Barbados Royals and Antigua Hawksbills, did the unthinkable in the Atlanta Open 2022 clash between Atlanta Fire and Square Drive at the Ground-4.

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The Atlanta Open 2022 is a competition that consists of 16 teams. The teams are divided into four different groups in the T20 tournament. Also, the winners of the USA-based T20 competition are all set to get the prize money of $75,000.

Rahkeem Cornwall Smashes Unbeaten 205 Runs In T20 Competition

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In the Atlanta Open 2022 clash between Atlanta Fire and Square Drive on Wednesday, October 5, the former won the toss and elected to bat first.

Rahkeem Cornwall opened the innings for his side with Steven Taylor and annihilated the Square Drive bowling unit. The Square Drive used 8 bowling options in the match and all the bowlers got decimated by the Caribbean all-rounder.

The 29-year-old all-rounder, who has played 9 Test cricket matches for the West Indies National Cricket Team, smashed an unbeaten 205 runs off just 77 balls and his sensational innings consisted of 17 fours and 22 sixes. Also, he batted with an outstanding strike rate of 266.23 in the match.

Atlanta Fire batters Steven Taylor and Sami Aslam also chipped in with 53 runs each to help their side post a whopping total of 326/1 on the board. Chasing the target, Square Drive were able to score 154/8 and they faced a 172-run defeat in the match.

Also, Rahkeem Cornwall was awarded Player of the Match for his remarkable double-century in the T20 game. However, his mind-blowing innings of 205* runs will not go into the history books as the USA-based T20 competition, Atlanta Open is not a recognised tournament.

Meanwhile, the record for the highest individual score in T20 cricket is still held by West Indies National Cricket Team batting legend Chris Gayle, who blasted 175 runs for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against the Pune-based franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2013.

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The record for the highest individual score in T20I cricket is held by Australia National Cricket Team captain Aaron Finch, who slammed 172 runs against Zimbabwe in 2018.

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