West Indies Vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test
Cornwall is a kind of West Indian cricketers who are finest known for their stand and ship approach. Nick Riewoldt has slammed Collingwood’s treatment of Adam Treloar in their AFL grudge match. A state of emergency has been declared in Miami Beach as high tennis gamers continue to avoid the town. Aussie boxer Tim Tszyu has slammed Michael Zerafa over his savage beating of “grandfather” Anthony Mundine. The hosts will hope to drive residence their benefit after successful the toss and sending Sri Lanka into bat. Cornwall showed off his huge smile, to cap off his maiden 50, which had followers cheering him on.
Cornwall, who was born in Antigua, made his maiden Test half-century and was 60 not out having placed on a wonderful stand of ninety for the eighth wicket with the extra circumspect Joshua Da Silva, before the latter was out just before the close for 46 from 124 balls. Cornwall’s 60 not out to finish the day helped the West Indies extend their lead to 99 runs. And if you end up 6 ft 5 inches above the ground and have 300 pounds of flesh on your body, you ought not to assume twice that the individual could be a cricketer. That is the story of Rakheem Cornwall – a hard hitting lower center-order batsman and a useful off-spinner. Nicknamed as Cricket’s man mountain, Rakheem has been consistently performing on the home levels.
He was then the top wicket-taker within the 2018–19 Regional Four Day competitors, taking 54 wickets, despite solely enjoying nine matches; these performances helped his staff to third place in the table. However, a controversial declaration by Cornwall, who was stand-in captain for the final sport of the season, in an try and cease their opponents, Barbados, from finishing second, backfired spectacularly. There were solely smiles on the Sri Lankans’ faces although at the start of the day when Lakmal prised out West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite with none addition to the overnight whole. When he dismissed Jason Holder and Alzarri Joseph in quick succession after tea to complete the five-wicket haul, the Sri Lankans could have even entertained the prospect of erasing a minimal first innings deficit before the top of the day. His unbeaten 60 has come of seventy nine balls with two sixes and nine fours embellishing an entertaining innings. Rahkeem Cornwall blasted a maiden Test half-century and dominated an eighth-wicket partnership of ninety with Joshua da Silva to carry the West Indies to 268 for eight of their first innings.
- Mayers had punctuated lengthy intervals of digital strokelessness with thrilling power-hitting, putting six fours and two sixes in his innings before the skilled seamer got the higher of him.
- He once once more performed for the Cricket Board President’s XI against Pakistan in a heat-up game throughout their 2017 tour.
- Against the touring Indians in 2017, Cornwall impressed with the wickets of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara.
- At the start of the 12 months, he additionally slammed tons in the Super 50 One day competition as well.
“I just tried at first to bat with Joshua, attempt to get us to an excellent score and simply attempt to bat myself. The burly 1.96-metre Cornwall was nearly as good as his word, reaching his first check 50 from 62 balls and breaking the mould on a day of sluggish scoring with nine fours and two sixes. Da Silva’s patient stand was crucial of the innings till it was surpassed by Cornwall. He steadied the West Indies after they have been and the match was still in the balance.
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Consistent performances in the home league led to his selection within the West Indies squad for the Test series in opposition to India in 2019. Outstanding seam bowling by Suranga Lakmal, who claimed his fourth 5-wicket innings haul in 64 Tests, had restricted the home side to 171 for seven just after tea in reply to the tourists’ modest first-day effort of 169. Rahkeem Cornwall is an energetic player in the Caribbean Premier League and has performed in 4 totally different seasons of the league for St. Lucia Stars (now St. Lucia Zouks). He has risen to a distinguished participant of the league prior to now two seasons and has scored 142 and 113 runs respectively in 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Against the touring Indians in 2017, Cornwall impressed with the wickets of Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara. England Lions toured the Caribbean in 2018, and Cornwall collected 19 wickets at 18.42 to help West Indies A clean the guests 3-zero.