West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith Made a world record of Fastest T20 Century. 100 of just 30 balls with a strike rate off 336.36 in the Hong Kong T20 blitz 2017 at hong kong .
Dwayne Smith’s 31-ball century guided Kowloon Cantons to a comfortable 8-wicket win over City Kaitak at the Mission Road Ground, Hong Kong. Smith was well supported by fellow West Indian Marlon Samuels, who is playing this tournament as he was dropped by the national side for the series against England. Samuels played second fiddle to Smith. Smith brought up his fifty off just 16 deliveries and his hundred came in the next 15 balls. Samuels too used the long handle, but got to his fifty off just 31 balls. The City Kaitak never looked in any position to win it right from the outset.
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Smith scored 28 off the very first over and the Cantons never looked back since. As many as 6 bowlers were used by Kaitak’s skipper Aizaz Khan, but they managed to pick up just a couple of wickets. Smith started the innings with a six and Samuels finished it with one. City Kaitak were off to a poor start with the bat after they were asked to bat first. Tillakaratne Dilshan was dismissed for a second-ball duck and they soon found themselves reduced to 68 for 4 in 9.1 overs. Opener Kyle Coetzer and Chris Jordan, who came in at No. 6 fought back well. They added 125 for the sixth wicket and ensured that Kaitak finished on 193 for 6 in their 20 overs. However, Jordan could not repeat his heroics with the ball. The English all-rounder went for 39 runs from his 4 overs, claiming the wicket of Scottish cricketer Calum MacLeod
City Kaitak vs Kowloon Cantons, 2nd Match
Hong kong T 20 Blitz 2017, Stars of Hong Kong T20 Blitz ready to take cricket in Asia to the next level
West Indies’ World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy among overseas and local stars who have high hopes for the fledgling tournament
The first ball of the 2017 DTC Hong Kong T20 Blitz is set to be delivered on Wednesday morning after a hectic few months in which the five franchises have scrambled to put together squads featuring top overseas and local players.
But while winning is priority for all teams, the mood at Tuesday’s pre-tournament media day was more about what the event can do for cricket in
Hong Kong and the region rather than who are favorites to win.
West Indies’ World Cup-winning captain Darren Sammy, fresh from leading Peshawar Zalmi to victory in the Pakistan Super League, said he was ready to help the Blitz become an established part of the global T20 calendar.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” said Sammy. “The tournament has attracted several good international players so the interest is there. If we can come out and bring a brand of cricket that entertains fans, as well as help develop some young players, then it is a win-win for everyone.
“I’ve been to Hong Kong before for the Sixes and I thought it would be a good opportunity to showcase my talents and bring some experiences to the Jaguars as a leader and an all-rounder.
“It’s a chance to rub shoulders with the Hong Kong players and pass on some of my experience.”
Sammy’s side, who also feature overseas players Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Naveed, New Zealand’s James Franklin and South African Johan Botha, open the tournament on Wednesday against Galaxy Gladiators Lantau, who boast Sri Lankans Kumar Sangakkara and Seekkuge Prasanna, Kiwi Jesse Ryder, Sohail Tanvir and Assad Vala.
Sri Lanka great Kumar Sangakkara signs for Galaxy Gladiators Lantau in Hong Kong T20 Blitz
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Smith announced his international retirement,from all formats of the International Cricket.
The 34-year old Dwayne Smith will continue playing in the T20 leagues of all countries around the world.
Dwayne Smith the west Indian All-rounder has retired from the International cricket and has taken the Executive decision to take rest and to announce the retirement after almost 14 years of playing the International cricket, Dwayne smith is now turned 35 and will continue to play in the all T20 leagues around the world Domestic T20 Leagues across the world.
He is currently now is contracted to teams in the Indian Premier League which conducted by the BCCI in India and i the Big Bash League, and even in the Natwest T20 Blast.
He is one of the Blistering and tremendous batsman in the world and all-rounder too with both bat and bowl in the recent times for almost he played the side for
Being as an opener for an international cricket team and to play for it is really big challenge and tough to play, Dwayne Smith his Fame and came to live-light in the year 2003/2004 for the West Indian Cricket Team,when he west Indies team toured to the South Africa that he selected and came into the Series and made his debut against Safari South Africa as he came in the place of Marlon Samuel’s as he was suffering from an injury.
He played in the New Year’s Series in 2004 and was able to nail down his place in the Side of in Despite of the West Indian lost the Series with 3-1.
He has became one of the part of the Side as an opener as well,his 10 best matches might have come to as end at 2016 after which he never done the whites of west Indies again.
He Played 105 ODI’s and 33 T20’s under his name as Dwayne Smith has been quite amazing with the bat, he had a few hundreds runs of his name and 300 internationals runs while a major feature of his batting was hid aggression ability and capability to hit the ball out the park that’s made him nature of the wickets.
He was also a handy medium pace bowler with bowling off-cutters and ability to take wickets with reverse swinging as well.