It is usually a tough task even for technically strong batters to smash a six while playing a stroke from the backfoot. However, the hard-hitting batter, Rovman Powell managed such heroics against Bangladesh when he lofted a ball in the air from his backfoot while facing Shakib Al Hasan and managed to hit the ball for a six with ease.
West Indies locked horns with Bangladesh in a three-match T20I series at home and they are currently a 1-0 lead in the series. After the first T20I was abandoned due to rain, the hosts managed to register a dominating victory in the second fixture. West Indies posted a total of 193/5 in the first innings handing a tough target to the opposition. Bangladesh managed to score 158/6 and lost the game by 35 runs.
Rovman Powell came out all guns blazing for the hosts as he played an unbeaten knock of 61 runs from 28 balls and one of his sixes was just brilliant. Shakib Al Hasan was bowling the 16th over of the innings and he bowled a host and outside off delivery to Powell. The batter then went on his back-foot and played a lofted shot over long-off to clear him comfortably. The six travelled for a long distance and Powell made it look very easy in spite of hitting from the backfoot.
Here is the video of the shot from Rovman Powell:
West Indies (Playing XI): Kyle Mayers, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Rovman Powell, Odean Smith, Romario Shepherd, Keemo Paul, Akeal Hosein, Obed McCoy, Hayden Walsh
Bangladesh (Playing XI): Anamul Haque, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mosaddek Hossain, Mahedi Hasan, Mustafizur Rahman, Taskin Ahmed, Shoriful Islam
Here is how the fans reacted to the shot from Rovman Powell:
What an innings from Rovman Powell. He scored 61* runs from 28 balls including 2 fours and 6 Sixes against Bangladesh in the second T20I match and West Indies post the total of 193/5 in 20 overs.
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) July 3, 2022
Rovman Powell 5⃣0⃣* (20 balls)
He reaches his fourth T20i 50…
— Caribbean Cricket Podcast (@CaribCricket) July 3, 2022
What a knock by Rovman Powell – 50 off just 20 balls with 2 fours and 5 sixes against Bangladesh in the first T20i. pic.twitter.com/7lsO3StUw9
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) July 3, 2022
Rovman Powell smashed unbeaten 61 runs from just 28 balls including 2 fours and 6 sixes in the 2nd T20 – the brute force of West Indies.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) July 3, 2022
Rovman Powell has just hit the ball out of the ground and into the sea off Taskin Ahmed, wow, brutal pic.twitter.com/LLfGCXgoce
— CRICKETBITTS (@cricketbitts) July 3, 2022
Highest T20I scores for West Indies while batting at 5 or lower positions against Bangladesh :-
61* – Rovman Powell at Roseau, today
50 – Rovman Powell at Mirpur, 2018#WIvBAN
— Rhitankar Bandyopadhyay (@rhitankar8616) July 3, 2022
Rovman Powell moves from 7* off 9 to 42* off 16 – 35 off just 7 balls!
Takes Shakib and Taskin to the cleaners: 64661(Shakib)66(Taskin)
— 12th Khiladi (@12th_khiladi) July 3, 2022
DC have locked in a gem in Rovman Powell
— Bad Bloke (@Royal_BloKe) July 3, 2022