West Indies all-rounder Odean Smith ran riot in the ongoing CPL 2022, hitting five sixes in a single over against Jamaica Tallawahs. The incident took place in the 25th match of the CPL between Guyana Amazon Warriors and Tallawahs.
He arrived on the field post the dismissal of Gudakesh Motie in the 16th over. Guyana Amazon Warriors were reeling at 98/7 before Smith’s arrival. Migael Pretorius was handed the ball by the skipper to bowl the 18th over. They were confident of summing them up under 130. But little did they know of Odean Smith’s intentions.
Within the blink of an eye, Smith smashed five sixes in Pretorius’s 18th over. He went for 31 runs in a single over. The Punjab Kings (PBKS) all-rounder showcased brutal hitting with absolute power. He lived up to his Caribbean name.
Here’s a glimpse of the splendid moment:
— CPL T20 (@CPL) September 22, 2022
Odean Smith’s 42 (16) helped Guyana post a total of 178. They scored 78 runs in the last three overs. That was the level of brutality by the duo of Keemo Paul and Smith.
During the chase, Jamaica Tallawahs lost a wicket early. But Brandon King led the charge of the team. He registered a magnificent hundred, including eight fours and six maximums. But his ton went in vain as the team fell short of 12 runs. They were bowled out for 166.
The win will boost the confidence of Guyana as they are having a below-par season this year. They are ranked last in the points table.
“That was some ball striking by Odean Smith” – Ian Bishop
Former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop applauded Odean Smith’s effort and praised them on the social media platform Twitter. He wrote:
“That was some ball striking by Odean Smith and Keemo Paul tonight for the @GYAmazonWarrior. A little glimpse into what so many of us here in the Caribbean hope to see more of in international cricket.”
That was some ball striking by Odean Smith and Keemo Paul tonight for the @GYAmazonWarrior . A little glimpse into what so many of us here in the Caribbean hope to see more of in international cricket. @CPL
— Ian Raphael Bishop (@irbishi) September 22, 2022
Odean Smith rose to prominence following his outstanding performance in the IPL 2022. He has also been selected in the West Indies squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. His growing form will boost the West Indies’ confidence in the tournament.