HomeCricketNewsNicholas Pooran hammered Azmatullah for 36 runs in an over

Nicholas Pooran hammered Azmatullah for 36 runs in an over

West Indies wicketkeeper batter Nicholas Pooran scored a mammoth 36 runs in a single over bowled by Azmatullah Omarzai. Pooran made this impressive knock against Afghanistan during a group match in T20 World Cup 2024 at St Lucia.

Notably, both teams have sealed their Super 8 spot after registering a hattrick victory in their group stage.

After losing a wicket in the second over, West Indies was expected to make a steady inning but Pooran had other plans. In the fourth over bowled by Omarzai, Pooran struck a maximum off the very first delivery and continued the momentum throughout the over.

In the same over, West Indies crossed the fifty runs mark and ended up scoring 73 runs at the end of the four overs.

Fourth over ball-by-ball details:

  • 1st Ball – SIX
  • 2nd Ball – FOUR
  • 2nd Ball – NO BALL FOUR
  • 2nd Ball – FIVE Wides
  • 2nd Ball – BOWLED BUT FREE HIT
  • 3rd Ball – FOUR
  • 4th Ball – FOUR
  • 5th Ball – SIX
  • 6th Ball – SIX

Speaking of the match, winning the toss Afghanistan decided to bowl first where Brandon King and Charles opened the batting attack on behalf of West Indies. Brandon King kick-started the inning with a boundary of the first delivery.

With a no-ball followed by a boundary in the same over, West Indies scored 13 off the very first over. Azmatullah who bowled the second over, bagged a wicket after spilling a couple of boundaries to Charles.

Azmatullah dismissed Brandon King for 7 and made the first breakthrough. Though the West Indies lost an early wicket, their hitting tempo remained high. In Fazalhaq Farooqi’s second over, the Windies batters scored 15 runs and showed their powerhitting ability.

Pooran in the fourth over made some breathtaking shots by hitting boundaries off the all-legal deliveries. Azmatullah who bagged a wicket off his first over bowled the fourth over in which Nicholas Pooran scored a whopping 36 runs which included 3 maximums and three boundaries. At the end of the first powerplay, West Indies scored 92 runs for a wicket loss.

With back-to-back tight overs from Afghanistan, West Indies batters struggled to continue their momentum. Naveen-ul-Haq in the eighth over broke the threatening partnership by dismissing Charles for 43. At the end of 10 overs, West Indies scored 113 runs for two wickets loss.

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