Andre Russell slams Mustafizur Rahman for a 103-meter monster
The ball crossed the ropes and just kept travelling well beyond the stadium.
Updated - Aug 1, 2018 8:27 pm
Windies is one of the strongest T20I teams in the world. They are the only team to lift the ICC World T20 trophy twice. The Caribbean team owes a huge part of the success to the power hitters in the squad. Andre Russell is the integral part of the Windies T20I set up and is one of the most feared batsmen in the T20 leagues all over the world.
The first T20 International between Bangladesh and Windies had to be shortened due to rain interference. The hosts were in a pretty good position when Mustafizur Rahman was given the ball in the 7th over of the innings. The left-arm pacer is also a specialist of the shortest format of the game and is known for his variations.
Mustafizur was bowling from over the wicket and he delivered the ball with normal pace instead of a slower ball. He missed the length and the ball was in the slot for Andre Russell to swing. The star all-rounder is known for his ability to pick the length of the ball quickly which gives him extra time to set himself for the shot.
He did not need a second invitation and the ball went over the boundary line with more pace behind it than it had when released by Mustafizur. The ball went out of the stadium and the crowd looked surprised by the distance it travelled. The broadcasters showed that ball covered the distance of 103 metres, which brought a smile on the face of both Russell and his partner Rovman Powell.
Even the bowler was surprised by the gigantic six, which seemingly affected his confidence. Russell collected 18 runs off the over as he scored 35 runs off just 21 balls. Windies won the match comfortably with 7 wickets in hand, Russell was awarded the man of the match trophy for his innings.
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