Sports news | Records topple with Akeal Hosein and Andre Russell etching their names into the history book

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Guyana (West Indies), June 9 (ANI): West Indies’ hammering of Uganda in the ongoing T20 World Cup led to numerous records being toppled at the Providence Stadium.

Akeal Hosein ran rampant in the first seven overs and completed a five-wicket haul. All five batters were either bowled or trapped in front of the stumps. He finished the match with figures of 5/11.

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He now has the best bowling figure for the West Indies in the T20 World Cup. He surpassed Samuel Badree’s 4/15 against Bangladesh in Mirpur in 2014.

Overall, he has the second best bowling figures for the Caribbean side in the shortest format of cricket.

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Obed McCoy tops the list with 6/17 against India in Basseterre, 2022. Keemo Paul is third on the list with 5/15, which came against Bangladesh, Mirpur, 2018.

Hosein’s crafty spin, along with the relentless efforts of the rest of the bowlers, forced Uganda to reach 39 in 12 overs. This is the joint-lowest total in the league’s history. They are now level with the Netherlands. The Dutch team scored 39 against Sri Lanka in Chattogram in 2014.

In the first innings, where the momentum swung like a pendulum, West Indies managed to post 173/5 on the board.

The target proved to be a big challenge for Uganda as they lost by a whopping 134 runs. This is the second largest winning margin in the history of the T20 World Cup.

Sri Lanka still holds the record for the highest winning margin in terms of runs. Their 172-run win over Kenya in the first edition of the tournament in 2007 remains untouched.

The resounding victory marked West Indies’ sixth consecutive victory in the T20I format. They are just one win away from leveling their best winning streak of seven.

Experienced all-rounder Andre Russell’s heroics in the final played a key role in taking the Caribbean side to an imposing total.

He hit four boundaries in the final, taking his score to 30* and taking the total T20I to a milestone of 1000 runs.

West Indies will now face New Zealand in their next match at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy, Trinidad and Tobago. (ANI)

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