WORST BALL in Cricket Ever: A run feast was expected and Auckland didn’t disappoint even one bit as the umpires had to stretch their hands at regular intervals to signal fours and sixes. The bowlers had no clue on how to contain the batsmen and except Lockie Ferguson who was operating on a different level as all the other bowlers endured a nightmarish game.
West Indies came out all guns blazing in the power play and demolished the Kiwi bowlers in the first 4 overs but Lockie Ferguson’s thunderbolts ensured West Indies didn’t run away with the game.
Hamish Bennett had a terrible outing in the 1st T20I as he was poor with the ball all the way through. He looked lost and never looked like picking a wicket neither contain runs. To make things worse, he slipped while bowling and the ball didn’t release as expected as it came out in the most comical manner ever.
West Indies were playing without several top tier stars. The likes of Andre Russell, Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Sunil Narine and Evin Lewis are all either injured or committed to some other tournaments around the world which forced them to play their relatively weaker bowlers and it dearly cost them the game.
The skipper of the West Indies has been in the form of his life. He started his dream run in the Caribbean Premier League and then he carried that form into the most competitive league in the world in Indian Premier League and now he has taken his game to next level by contributing to his country.
With little to no support, Kieron Pollard steered his team to a respectable total by Auckland standards with a 75 run knock that included 8 maximums. He took just 37 balls to cause this destruction.