West Indies’ Andre Russell during net pratice at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton, Britain on June 13, 2019
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West Indies hard hitting Twenty20 batsman, Andre Russell blasted a Caribbean Premier League (CPL) record 14-ball half century, as the Jamaica Tallawahs routed the St. Lucia Kings to win by 120 runs — the biggest margin of victory in CPL history — at Warner Park in St. Kitts and Nevis in the third match of the tournament which started on Aug. 26.
ESPNcricinfo described it as mayhem when Russell came to the wicket in the 18th over with Obed Mc Coy bowling — the Kings fast bowler had grabbed all three of his wickets in that over.
What ensued was carnage. Russell in a devastating form, pummeled the Kings bowling to help the Tallawahs post a mammoth 235 for five in their allotted 20 overs.
The powerful built Jamaican hit six sixes and four fours in his short but productive stay at the crease, at a strike rate of 357.14. He broke the record of JP Dumminy, who had scored 50 runs in the first 15 balls in CPL 2019.
The Kings, faced with a mammoth 256 target for victory, never found any partnerships that would get them close to the total and were bowled out for 135 in 17.3 overs.