In the second T20I against Ireland at Barbados, Sheldon Cottrell, the Windies cricketer, who is known for his bowling prowess, helped his team get over the line with his batting efforts. Cottrell blasted a six off the penultimate ball to help West Indies win a thrilling one-wicket victory. Cottrell hit Mark Adair in the thrilling encounter for the winning runs.
With his penultimate ball six, Cottrell became the first no. 11 batsman to finish an ODI with a six. This incredible stat was shared by Cottrell’s Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kings XI Punjab.
Cottrell Hits An Historical Six
The post read of KXIP’s twitter: “Stat Alert: the first No.11 batsman is @SaluteCotterell to finish a chase by hitting a Six in history.”
After winning the opener at the same ground on Tuesday by five wickets, this victory gave West Indies a 2-0 lead in the three-game series.
It was the fellow tail-ender Hayden Walsh who was his team’s savior, despite Cottrell’s headline-stealing shot. Starting his international career last year, Walsh finished unbeaten on 46 while playing for the United States in his seventh one-dayer.
“About the win, we are relieved, in the effort we all kept,” said Alzarri Joseph, the man of the match of West Indies for the second game in a row, He hit a valuable 16 with Walsh for the ninth-wicket stand.
Joseph added, “Sensibly we get to the score as we wanted to bat. As it’s not finished and we have to for one more game but, this win means a lot to everyone.”