West Indies T20I captain, Kieron Pollard, entered himself into the file books after smashing the Sri Lankan spinner, Akila Dananjaya, for six sixes in an over. Pollard has grow to be the third man in worldwide cricket to attain the feat. Solely the previous South African opener, Herschelle Gibbs, and the Indian middle-order batsman, Yuvraj Singh, had achieved the spectacular file earlier than him.
Take a look on the six enormous maximums by Pollard:
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Earlier than Pollard’s six enormous maximums off his bowling, Dananjaya ripped via the West Indian prime order by taking a hattrick. He obtained the wickets of Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle, and Nicolas Pooran in three successive deliveries as West Indies struggled at 52 for 3, chasing a goal of 132.
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Pollard relieved the strain and gained the much-needed momentum again for West Indies by smashing Dananjaya within the very subsequent over. Pollard was finally dismissed for 38, which included 6 sixes. West Indies chased down the goal with ease and took a 1-0 lead within the three-match T20I collection.
Herschelle Gibbs was the primary individual to hit 6 sixes off an over. He achieved the feat in opposition to the Netherlands within the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup. Dutch bowler, Dan Van Bunge, was on the receiving finish as Gibbs smashed him for 36 runs. Gibbs scored 70 runs off 40 balls as South Africa demolished the Netherlands by 221 runs.
Yuvraj Singh was the opposite batsman to perform the file. He smashed England’s Stuart Broad for 36 within the 2007 ICC World T20. Yuvraj scored the quickest half-century in T20 historical past in 12 balls as India beat England by 12 runs.