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Kieron Pollard smashes 6 Sixes in an Over against Sri Lanka

March 4, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

West Indies captain Kieron Pollard has become the third batsman in international cricket to smash 6 sixes in an over. Pollard accomplished the milestone when he hit Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya out of the ground 6 times in the sixth over of West Indies' successful chase in the first T20I against Sri Lanka. Pollard now unites with former India batsman Yuvraj Singh as the only other player to hit 6 sixes in an over in T20I cricket. It was veteran batsman Herschelle Gibbs who achieved the deed first in 2007 against the Netherlands at the international level.

Yuvraj Singh had become the first batsman to smash 6 sixes in an over in T20I cricket against England's pacer Stuart Broad in the T20 World Cup 2007. For Dananjaya, it was a nightmare as he had claimed a hat-trick in the last over before conceding 6 sixes in an over to Pollard. West Indies won the first T20I game of the three-match series by four wickets after efficiently chasing down 132. Akila Dananjaya had picked up a hat-trick in his first over, dismissing Lewis (28), Gayle (0), and Pooran (0). The hosts were in a spot of bother at 62 for four, but the 6th overturned it around for the Indies.

How West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard smashed 6 sixes in Akila Dananjaya's over

In the first delivery of the 6th over, Pollard smashed Dananjaya over the long-on boundary. In the second one, Pollard hit a full delivery straight in the sightscreen with immense power. The 3rd maximum came from a more comprehensive delivery as the spinner tried to the flurry of sixes. It was of no use as Pollard smashed it over wide long-on. In the fourth ball, the skipper picked it up from outside and hit it into the deep mid-wicket stands.

The fifth delivery was defined as Dananjaya pulled the length back and bowled it a bit short. But once again, Pollard rocked onto the back foot and pulled it straight over the spinner's head. The sixth one came around the wicket, into the mid-wicket stands. The Sri Lanka off-spinner tried to target the stumps, but Pollard flicked it into the stands. Pollard 11-ball 38 helped the hosts chase down the target in just 13.1 overs and take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match T20 series.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth