Watch- Matthew Hayden says "Sex" instead of "Six" on Live TV; Commentators burst into laughter

Published - 09 Jun 2024, 10:51 AM | Updated - 09 Jun 2024, 11:10 AM

Matthew Hayden
Matthew Hayden (Image Credits: Twitter)

Former Australian opening batter Matthew Hayden made a humorous mistake during the 17th match of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 between Australia and England. Matthew Hayden said "sex" instead of "six", and the video quickly went viral across social media platforms on the internet.

Australia secured a 36-run victory over England at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Saturday, June 8. The Mitchell Marsh-led team scored 201 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs. The Jos Buttler-led team managed to score 165 runs for the loss of six wickets during the chase.

Travis Head and David Warner provided a flying start for Australia after being asked to bat first. The duo added a 70-run partnership in 5 overs before Moeen Ali broke the stand. Warner scored 39 runs off 16 deliveries with the help of two boundaries and four sixes at a staggering strike rate of 243.75.

Jofra Archer dismissed Travis Head, who scored 34 off 18 balls, in the next over. Australia struggled to score quickly after the power play. Mitchell Marsh (35 off 25) and Glenn Maxwell (28 off 25) added 65 runs off 49 balls for the third wicket. Marcus Stoinis scored 37 off 17 to help the team cross the 200-run mark.

Sex, Sixes Inside That First Six Overs - Matthew Hayden

During England's chase in the first over, Matthew Hayden slipped his tongue while on air. As Mitchell Starc bowled, Hayden accidentally said 'sex' instead of 'six,' causing laughter in the commentary box.

"He's got to bring all of that wisdom, sex, sixes inside that first six [overs]," Hayden said.

England got off to a solid start without losing a wicket in the power play. Phil Salt and Jos Buttler added 73 runs off 7.1 overs. Adam Zampa provided a breakthrough by dismissing Salt, who scored 37 runs off 23 balls. Jos Buttler and Will Jacks (10) were dismissed in quick succession, leaving England at 96/3.

Australia's Test and ODI captain Pat Cummins delivered an impressive performance. Cummins took two wickets for 23 runs in his four overs. Australia successfully restricted England to 165/6 in 20 overs to secure their second consecutive win. The Australian cricket team is currently at the top of the Group B points table.

Very Pleased With That Effort - Mitchell Marsh

Australian captain Mitchell Marsh was pleased with the team's performance in their victory over England. Marsh said that the team displayed excellence in batting, bowling, and fielding despite their recent record against their archrivals.

"Very pleased with that effort, our all-round game is outstanding, it was a great game. The way we started, we learned a lot of lessons from the first game and the boys turned up really well today. The bowlers did their thing so well, we are an experienced team. Patty was outstanding. It was a tough end to bowl, wind was coming in. We need to keep learning from these conditions, keep improving, and keep progressing through the tournament," Marsh said at the post-match presentation.

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