In pursuit of a daunting target of 242 runs, the Windies found themselves in dire straits at 62/4 by the end of the powerplay. However, Andre Russell and Rovman Powell ignited hope with a brisk 47-run partnership.
Russell’s explosive 37 off 16 balls set the tempo before Powell and Romario Shepherd took charge, aiming to reel in the colossal target.
Powell’s onslaught seemed unrelenting as he dispatched the ball effortlessly over the ropes, propelling the Windies to 165/7 in just 16 overs.
Amidst Powell’s dominance, boasting a strike rate of 175, a defining moment unfolded on the second ball of the 17th over, leaving the packed Adelaide Oval in awe.
The 30-year-old Jamaican sensation showcased his prowess with a spectacular six. Adam Zampa delivered a full delivery wide of off-stump, which Powell dispatched over deep backward point into the stands.
The sheer display of power was unmistakable as Zampa paused mid-action, marveling at Powell’s shot with a scrunched face and an open-mouthed sigh of appreciation.