Carlos Brathwaite’s all-round effort: Delhi’s all-rounder had risen with both the bat and ball to win an important match for his team.
On this day in 2016, Delhi Daredevils (now Capitals) all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite put on display an all-round effort to power his team to a 27-run victory during the 26th match of the ninth season of the Indian Premier League against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Coming in to bat at No. 7 in the 17th over, a street-smart Brathwaite hit two boundaries off Knight Riders pacer Umesh Yadav on his first two deliveries. Contradicting his power, Brathwaite used the pace on the ball to guide both the deliveries behind the wickets for boundaries.
In the following over, Brathwaite brutally hit KKR spinner Brad Hogg for a six over mid-wicket. Continuing his assault against Yadav, the right-hand batsman hit a six and a four off him in the penultimate over.
Facing his West Indian teammate in Andre Russell in the last over, Brathwaite hit a six on the first ball before getting out on the second after scoring 34 (11) with the help of three fours and three sixes.
Brathwaite’s impact-generating cameo coming right after a 105-run partnership for the fourth wicket between Karun Nair (68) and Sam Billings (54) propelled Delhi to a formidable 186/8 in 20 overs.
Carlos Brathwaite’s all-round effort
In the second innings, Brathwaite picked wickets at regular intervals to suck momentum out of the opposition’s innings. Having dismissed Yusuf Pathan (10), Suryakumar Yadav (21) and Rajagopal Satish (6), Brathwaite’s triple strike saw KKR losing half their side in the 15th over with still 80 runs needed to win.
While Delhi captain Zaheer Khan (3.3-0-21-3) was the pick of all the bowlers, Brathwaite also played a vital role in the second innings with bowling figures of 4-0-47-3.
Brathwaite, who made his IPL debut for Delhi in 2016, ended up playing two season for them before moving to SunRisers Hyderabad in IPL 2018.
In 11 IPL matches for Delhi, Brathwaite scored 95 runs at an average of 11.88 and a strike rate of 179.25. With the ball in hand, the medium-pacer picked eight wickets at an average of 32, an economy rate of 8.78 and a strike rate of 21.88.