Video: CPL all-rounder backs up hat-trick with record-breaking century to spearhead unbelievable win

A hat-trick is always nice but West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell decided he wasn't finished there in this afternoon's CPL contest, posting a quick century to go with it.

Russell put in an incredible solo performance to guide the Jamaica Tallawahs to a remarkable four-wicket win over the Trinbago Knight Riders in Trinidad and Tobago this afternoon.

The 30-year-old managed to dismiss Brendon McCullum, Darren Bravo and Denesh Ramdin to claim a hat-trick before delivering at the crease with the bat as well.

Russell finished unbeaten on 121 from 49 balls, including 13 sixes - a CPL record - in what is the tournament’s fastest century and highest individual score.

He also beat McCullum's record for fastest half century, taking 22 balls to beat the 24 delivery mark the former Black Caps captain had set earlier in the afternoon.

As a result of Russell's heroics, the Tallawahs managed to chase down the Knight Riders' total of 223 with three balls to spare.

The other Kiwi in the match - batsman Ross Taylor - wasn't as impactful as Russell, scoring just one run before being dismissed by Ali Khan via an LBW.


Canterbury's Gary Stead to be appointed new Black Caps coach - report

Canterbury coach and former New Zealand Test batsman Gary Stead will reportedly be appointed as the new coach of the Black Caps as early as next week.

Stead, 46, appears to have beaten out the likes of Central Districts coach Heinrich Malan for the job, according to a report from Stuff.

Having won the Plunket Shield in three of his five seasons with Canterbury, Stead was also in charge of the White Ferns side that lost the 2009 Women's World Cup final to England.

It is understood that the appointment only needs to be ratified by New Zealand Cricket's board before an official announcement is made.

Former Black Caps Stephen Fleming and Daniel Vettori were believed to be uninterested due to their high profile coaching roles with the Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore respectively

Gary Stead
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Watch: Pakistani bowler flips the bird at Aussie batsman after bowling him with wicked yorker

Pakistani bowler Sohail Tanvir made his feelings towards Australian batsman Ben Cutting known in today's CPL match, giving him a pair of rude gestures after dismissing him with a yorker.

Tanvir was caught on camera raising the middle finger of both his hands at Cutting after bowling him out with a yorker a ball after being hit for six.

The former Australian all-rounder made 15 off 14 balls playing for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots against the Guyana Amazon Warriors in the T20 tournament.

To make matters worse, Tanvir and the Amazon Warriors made light work of the Patriots in the match, winning by six wickets after chasing down their low target of 146 in 16.3 overs.

Kiwis Anton Devcich and Luke Ronchi had quiet performances in the contest with Devcich only adding nine runs to the Patriots' total while Ronchi was dismissed for a duck on the final ball of the first over.