CPL 2021: Andre Fletcher smashes Isuru Udana for a no-look six at Warner Park
Fletcher smashed three sixes in his 25-ball 28 on Sunday against TKR.
Updated - Aug 30, 2021 9:48 am
Andre Fletcher is a powerful striker of the cricket ball due to which he has tasted success, both for Melbourne Stars and Saint Lucia Kings in the BBL and CPL respectively. The Spiceman, as Fletcher is popularly known, had a decent day with the bat in the Kings’ game against Trinbago Knight Riders on Sunday, August 29. The right-hander scored 28 runs off 25 balls with three massive sixes.
In the fifth over, he smacked former Sri Lanka pacer Isuru Udana for back-to-back sixes. Even as the first hit oozed class, the second six over deep mid-wicket was outrageous, to say the least. Udana bowled a good length ball from over the wicket and Fletcher middled the leather to perfection.
While playing the stroke, he didn’t even look at the ball, which sailed over the boundary. The right-hander couldn’t survive long as Akeal Hosein got rid of him through a simple ‘caught and bowled’. When the batter got out, the Kings were placed at 65 for the loss of two wickets in 8.4 overs.
Here’s the video of Andre Fletcher’s six
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The Kings, in the end, went on to win the game by five runs after Roston Chase’s all-round show. Tim Seifert scored a 16-ball 40 for the Knights in the death overs, but the Kings weathered the storm. The phase had made Faf du Plessis, the Kings’ skipper, a tad nervous. Kieron Pollard, the TKR skipper, was of the opinion that his team couldn’t get enough runs on the board.
“Strange game of cricket, that’s why we love the game. Keemo has been bowling well from that end, which is why I went for him in the 19th over. That’s what pressure does sometimes. Got me a bit nervous but we got across the line. The nature of this pitch is that you need to go deep. Need to scrap your way and then go big at the end, we did that,” Du Plessis said.
“I thought 150-plus on that pitch were about 15 runs too many. But can’t fault our bowlers much as they’ve been superb in the earlier games. Just need to find a way as the batting group. The dots don’t help, but getting out trying singles isn’t the answer either. We just need to find a way,” Pollard was quoted as saying.