Rahkeem Cornwall slams 77-ball 205 in Atlanta Open 2022

Cornwall decimated Square Drive in an Atlanta Open 2022 fixture playing an outstanding knock of a 77-ball 205. His innings included 17 fours and 22 sixes.

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Andre Fletcher and Rahkeem Cornwall of St Lucia Zouks. (Photo by Randy Brooks – CPL T20/Getty Images)

West Indies Test specialist Rahkeem Cornwall made his presence felt with an outstanding double century during an Atlanta Open 2022 encounter between the Atlanta Fire and Square Drive on Wednesday, October 5. It was a whirlwind knock from the tall cricketer as he scored an unbeaten 205 off only 77 deliveries.

Square Drive were completely blown away by Cornwall's onslaught as his innings powered Atlanta Fire to a mammoth total of 326/1 from their 20 overs. The target would eventually prove to be way beyond Square Drive's reach as they went on to lose the contest by a phenomenal margin of 172 runs.

Rahkeem Cornwall's double century decimates Square Drive

Atlanta Fire won the toss and elected to bat first and the decision was indeed spot on as Cornwall, who opened the innings along with Steven Taylor, did the bulk scoring. The duo added 101 runs for the first wicket before the latter was dismissed in the seventh over. Taylor went back scoring a supeb 53 runs off 18 deliveries to his name.

Nonetheless, the Square Drive bowlers had nothing to rejoice at as Pakistan sensation Sami Aslam, who walked out to bat at No. 3, worked in tandem with a well-set Cornwall and took the opposition bowlers to the cleaners. The scoreboard kept ticking as the bowlers failed to rediscover their rhythm. 

Cornwall's destructive knock included 17 fours and 22 sixes at an outstanding strike rate of 226.23. He was involved in an unbeaten 225-run stand with Aslam for the second wicket. 

In reply, Square Drive were restricted to 154/8, with an amazing four-wicket haul from Justin Dill who finished with figures of 4/14 from his quota of four overs at an impressive economy of 3.50.

Coming back to Cornwall, he has so far played nine Test matches for the West Indies. However, he also has a good record in domestic T20s with his off-break and power-hitting. The Antigua cricketer has amassed 1146 runs at a strike rate of nearly 150 and has also succeeded in registering 31 scalps to his name.

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