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Rahkeem Cornwall Bags Nine Wickets Across Two Innings To Help West Indies Thrash Bangladesh

Rahkeem Cornwall Bags Nine Wickets Across Two Innings To Help West Indies Thrash Bangladesh

Rahkeem Cornwall is one seriously, seriously talented cricketer.

He's already a favourite among West Indies fans, but the 140kg star has now singlehandedly wrote his name into cricketing folklore with a flawless bowling display against Bangladesh.

Rahkeem Cornwall. Credit: PA
Rahkeem Cornwall. Credit: PA
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The West Indies spinners took all 10 wickets to complete a series whitewash, but it was Cornwall who was the true star of the show.

Fellow spin bowlers Kraigg Brathwaite took 3 wickets for 25 runs while Jomel Warrican bagged 3 for 47.

As for Cornwall, he took a whopping four wickets for 105 runs in the second innings.

Bangladesh ended up getting bowled out for just 213 runs in the final Test, handing the West Indies an emphatic victory on foreign soil.

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Rahkeem Cornwall. Credit: PA
Rahkeem Cornwall. Credit: PA

Oh, and this wasn't just any old upset victory.

Most of the West Indies' first-choice players were missing due to coronavirus travel fears, meaning the team was crying out for a star to step up to the plate when needed most.

Enter, Mr Cornwall.

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With the ball-in-hand, the 28-year-old simply couldn't be stopped.

And if his four-wicket haul in the second innings wasn't impressive enough, it turns out Cornwall bagged a five-fer in the first innings too.

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That's right, it means he was just one wicket away from a ten-fer in the match - a five-fer in each innings.

He was so instrumental in helping his team to victory that he was named Player of the Match by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

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Fans, media and former players were quick to heap praise on the West Indies for such a historic win, but it was Cornwall who received special attention after capping off his stellar performance with a game-winning catch in the slips.

"It's a series victory for the ages," ex-player Ian Bishop said in the commentary box.

"Given all that has been stacked against them, coming on the shores of Bangladesh, these men have achieved what many thought impossible."

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What a win. What a team. What a player.


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