'Unbelievable': 140kg fan favourite's iconic cricket moment

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Rahkeem Cornwall (pictured right) taking the match-winning catch and teammates celebrating with Cornwall (pictured right) after a wicket. (Image: Twitter/Getty Images)
Rahkeem Cornwall (pictured right) was given man-of-the-match after four wickets (pictured right) and taking the match-winning catch (pictured left) for the West Indies. (Image: Twitter/Getty Images)

West Indies fan-favourite Rahkeem Cornwall has capped off a five-wicket haul in the first innings with four wickets and sensational slips catch in the second to send the cricket world abuzz.

Cornwall, the popular 140kg spinner, helped a second-string West Indies team under stand-in captain Kraigg Brathwaite complete a 2-0 series sweep against Bangladesh with a dramatic 17-run win in the second Test.

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Chasing 231 for victory on Sunday, Bangladesh came close before being bowled out for 213 with the spin trio of Rahkeem Cornwall (4-105), Brathwaite (3-25) and Jomel Warrican (3-47) claiming all 10 wickets.

Opener Tamim Iqbal top-scored for the hosts with a breezy 50 and Mehidy Hasan Miraz made 31 down the order but Bangladesh fell short at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.

West Indies had pulled off the fifth-highest successful run chase in Test history with their three-wicket win in the series opener in Chattogram.

Brathwaite led a weakened squad to Bangladesh after several players, including Test captain Jason Holder, opted out of the tour, citing COVID-19 concerns.

But it was Cornwall's man-of-the-match performance and the joyous scenes at the end of the game that had the cricket world smiling from ear-to-ear.

While snaring four wickets, it was Cornwall's catch at slip to end the game that had his teammates going wild.

West Indies claim famous victory

West Indies had pulled off the fifth-highest successful run chase in Test history with their three-wicket win in the series opener in Chattogram.

Brathwaite led a weakened squad to Bangladesh after several players, including Test captain Jason Holder, opted out of the tour, citing COVID-19 concerns.

"Coming here without some players, with the protocols and so on, very thankful to God for opportunity to captain West Indies," Brathwaite said.

"Boys stuck to their plans, they were very disciplined.

"Cricket means everything to us. People will be proud. People wrote us off but we kept it simple, enjoyed it, and we proved them wrong."

with AAP

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