CCC maiden Super50 triumph ranks right below T20 World Cup win claims Brathwaite

By October 28, 2018
CCC skipper Carlos Brathwaite CCC skipper Carlos Brathwaite

Windies T20 skipper Carlos Brathwaite has put his triumph with the Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners who claimed its maiden Super50 title on Sunday, just below his famous World Cup heroics.

Brathwaite is best remembered for clubbing four sixes off all-rounder Ben Stokes to hand the Windies the ICC World T20 title in 2016.  On Sunday, however, the 30-year-old’s enthusiastic, emotional celebrations showed he had achieved another milestone, with the win over the Guyana Jaguars that seemed to mean a lot.

“It’s an overwhelming feeling.  I put that right up there, just a little below the World Cup in 2016,” Brathwaite said following the match.

“Knowing how far we’ve come.  Knowing all the challenges that we have had, not only in the sport but the programme.  Being CCC for us to work as hard as we worked and come out and play the brand of cricket that we played.  It must be pleasing for old time West Indies fans as well to watch the bowlers come in and bowl fast and swing the ball and watch the batsmen take their attack to the bowlers,” he added.

Brathwaite capture 3 for 43 and added 30 with the bat in the team’s win.  The effort was, however, anchored by a whirlwind half-century from opener Kyle Corbin and stifling bowling performance from Jermaine Levy who claimed 4 for 43.

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