Caribbean Premier League

CPL match results in world record six-fest

A stunning aerial assault from St Lucia and Trinbago has seen them equal the world record for the most sixes in a T20 match

Cricket Network

17 August 2018, 07:43 PM

The St Lucia stars and Trinbago Knight Riders have combined for a world-record equalling 34 sixes in a Caribbean Premier League run-fest in St Lucia.

Having set a franchise record 212 in the first innings, the St Lucia Stars would have been confident of securing their first win of the tournament thanks to a team-high 72* from David Warner, who struck three sixes as part of his 55-ball knock.

Bravo's Trinbago fireworks steal victory

Rahkeem Cornwall (5) and Kieron Pollard (7) also had no trouble clearing the rope as they took to the aerial route for their half-centuries, with Pollard’s coming off just 18 balls.

However the trio were overshadowed by a devastating partnership from Brendon McCullum (68) and Darren Bravo (94*) who launched a stunning onslaught of their own.

Striking 16 maximums between them, the pair added 137 from just 55 deliveries to bring the run rate under control and stun the home crowd – including five sixes off the bat of Bravo in the 16th over to wrestle momentum well and truly in the visitors’ favour.

Denesh Ramdin then smashed a final maximum off the penultimate ball of the match to equal the record of 34 maximums as well as secure the win for the visitors.