The 25th match of the Caribbean Premier League was an entertaining affair where the Guyana Amazon Warriors pulled off an incredible comeback win over the Jamaica Tallawahs. The Shimron Hetmyer-led side was reduced to 98/7 at the 15-over mark. But post this, the Providence Stadium in Guyana was hit by a massive storm.
West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith came in to bat and smashed five sixes in South African pacer Migael Pretorius’ over. After scoring five runs in six balls, Smith went ballistic as he hit an 88m six over long-off. Then after a dot ball, the 25-year-old smashed consecutive sixes. At the end of the first innings, Smith had put up a massive 42 in 16 balls as he took the total to 178.
Then in the second innings, Smith continued this incredible form as he went on to pick two wickets. On the back of this incredible all-around performance, Guyana Amazon Warriors registered a 12-run victory. Reacting to this performance, the Jamaican-born cricketer talked about how the pitch was batting-friendly as he stood his ground and hit the ball.
While talking in the post-match interview, he said, “I went out there and I knew what I had to do. The wicket was very very good. Just stood my ground, kept my base and hit the ball. We were trying to get 160, very good that we got to 168. It came down really close. We didn't get the start we wanted, I knew I had to stand up and hit the ball. Lot of tension, I started the over and the first ball went for a six.”