WATCH : Pooran’s gargantuan six embarrassing Mark Wood’s rocket

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After winning the toss and opting to field first at West Indies’ highest-scoring venue in the tournament, Jos Buttler’s England found themselves on the defensive against a formidable West Indies top-order.

Brandon King and Johnson Charles set the pace, amassing 54 runs within the powerplay. King, however, was forced to retire due to a groin injury, paving the way for Nicholas Pooran to step in. Pooran wasted no time, taking on England’s speedster Mark Wood.

Fresh off a 98-run performance against Afghanistan in St Lucia, wicketkeeper-batsman Pooran appeared determined to maintain his form and dominate England. Before facing a single delivery, he exchanged a celebratory fist pump with Charles.

When Wood came back to bowl his second over after the powerplay, Pooran effortlessly dispatched a fuller delivery pitched on his legs, sending it soaring into the stands with a powerful cross-batted shot.

The ball, delivered at a searing 147 kph, was no match for Pooran’s form, resulting in a 95-meter six that thrilled the crowd. West Indies head coach and two-time World Cup-winning captain Daren Sammy, visibly impressed, watched from the dugout as the explosive performance sparked excitement across social media.

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