Former West Indies captain, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has made history by smashing the first ever double century in T20 cricket. The legendary batsman did what no other batsman could in the shortest format of cricket.
210 From 76 Balls
210 is a formidable total for a team in T20, but the same for an individual is a remarkable achievement. A couple of days ago, the legendary West Indian batsman smacked 25 fours and 13 sixes as he made a world-record 210 at the Caribe Lumber Ballpark at St. Maarten. It took him just 76 balls to score 210 runs, more than half of those came in boundaries.
Former West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul smashed 210 in a T20 match that formed part of the Adam Sanford Cricket4Life Twenty20 tourney at the weekend. https://t.co/aAyFY36aiu pic.twitter.com/T3pQrSxL5K
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Opening the innings with another prominent West Indian smasher Dwayne Smith, the 44-year old was hard to stop against a team from the USA called Mad Dogs (Perhaps, he didn’t like the name too much).
The team posted a mammoth total of 303 as Smith managed 54 off 29 balls. The other team was bundled out for 111 (another unlucky number), as they lost by a huge margin of 192 runs.
The innings showed that Chanderpaul is, and perhaps never was, a one-dimensional player. Even at the international stage, the bowlers had to toil hard to get his wicket, more often than not. Despite being a sturdy batsman, the unorthodox batsman was dropped from the West Indian side in 2015 and never made a comeback.