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Marshall's 12 sixes power West Indies over Canada

Marshall's 12 sixes power West Indies over Canada

Xavier Marshall hit a record 12 sixes in his maiden one-day international century to pace the West Indies to a 49-run victory over Canada in the Tri-Nation One-Day International series on Friday.
Marshall also had 11 boundaries in his unbeaten 157, helping the West Indies to 303 for four in its 50 overs. Brendan Nash led the Caribbean islanders' bowling effort, taking three for 56 to dismiss the hosts for 254 in 47.2 overs.
The 12 sixes, made off 118 balls and in 131 minutes, surpassed the 12-year-old limited overs international record of 11 jointly held by Sri Lankan Sanath Jayasuriya and Pakistani Shahid Afridi.
Marshall's 157 exceeded all the runs he had scored in 16 previous matches.
"It was quite spectacular," West Indies coach John Dyson said. "The innings was filled with good control and he hit the ball along the ground. Once he got to a 100, he opened up and showed us what an attacking player he is."
Marshall and Leon Johnson, playing in his second one-day international, put on 128 for the third wicket in almost 32 overs after Chris Gayle won the toss and chose to bat.
Marshall then combined with Nash in an unbeaten fifth wicket stand of 111 off 11.3 overs to push his team pass the 300-run mark against a Canadian bowling attack that was overmatched.
Rizwan Cheema led Canada's response. The Pakistani-born batsman, who was dropped at 18, 31 and 58, struck an explosive 89 off 69 balls with six sixes and 10 boundaries, gave Canada a slight chance of upsetting the two-time World Cup champions.
However, once he was dismissed in the 19th over with the score at 126, the West Indies regained their composure and cruised to their second one-day international win in as many matches against Canada.
"That was quite an innings by Rizwan," Canada captain Sunil Dhaniram said. "It gave us a chance. I think that a score of 250, however, would have been in our ball park. A total of 300 was stretching it a bit too far for us."
Medium-pacers Eion Katchay and Cheema were Canada's most economical and productive bowlers, conceding 56 runs in 20 overs for the four wickets that fell.
Canada will meet West Indies in the final on Sunday.


Updated : 2021-04-21 20:25 GMT+08:00