Saturday, June 12, 2021

Six sixes in an over, WATCH Pollard’s amazing feat in WI Vs Sri Lanka T20 match

Sri Lanka leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya experienced the precipitous highs and lows of Twenty20 cricket when he claimed a hattrick which included the wicket of West Indies star Chris Gayle for a first-ball duck, then was hit for six sixes in an over by Keiran Pollard in the first international in Antigua.

The West Indies on Wednesday won the match by four wickets with 41 balls to spare, finishing at 134-6.

Sri Lanka leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya experienced the precipitous highs and lows of Twenty20 cricket when he claimed a hattrick which included the wicket of West Indies star Chris Gayle for a first-ball duck, then was hit for six sixes in an over by Keiran Pollard in the first international in Antigua.

The West Indies on Wednesday won the match by four wickets with 41 balls to spare, finishing at 134-6.

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Dananjaya became only the 15th player and the fourth Sri Lankan to take a T20 international hattrick when he dismissed Evin Lewis (28), Gayle and Nicholas Pooran (0) with consecutive deliveries in the fourth over.

He had little time to reflect on his new-found fame when it turned to notoriety. In his next over he was hit to all parts of the ground by Pollard, who became only the second player after Yuvraj Singh to hit six sixes in an over in a T20 international and the third player to achieve the feat in all international formats.

Yuvraj did so off England’s Stuart Broad in the inaugural T20 World Cup in 2007 and had to wait 14 years for company.

Pollard said he thought six sixes was a possibility “after the third one.” “I just had to come out and back myself,” he said.

“It was something the team needed. I didn’t see the hattrick, I only heard. But I still had to come out and do what the team required at that point in time.”

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