The Caribbean Premier League have begun and has already started dishing out some sizzling performances. Sunday (August 6) saw one such moment when Jamaica Tallawahs’ Rovman Powell left everyone stunned with a stupendous effort on the boundary rope and saved his time five precious runs against Barbados Tridents.
Left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan bowled full and wide outside off to Christopher Barnwell. The ball was asking to be hit and Barnwell did not hesitate in obliging as he launched the shot off the back-foot. He timed the shot well and the ball was looking destined to sail over the ropes before Powell made a stunning save to save the certain six. The all-rounder, who was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders earlier this year, timed his jump to perfection and caught the ball with a mind-boggling effort. However, just when he was about to land, he realised he was going to fall over and consequently threw the ball keeps it in play.
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Those 5 runs played a vital role in securing the Tallawahs their first victory of the season as they edged out the Tridents by 12 runs. Batting first, the Jamaica-based outfit scored 154 for 5 before dismissing the Tridents for 142.