The inaugural U-15 Murali Goodness Cup was lit up by the brutal batting display by Navindu Pahasara, a player from the FOG Cricket Academy who scripted an unique record of smashing seven consecutive sixes.
It was the final of the Murali Goodness Cup which was played at the Hikkaduwa Sri Sumangala MCC Lord’s on Saturday. Pahasara managed to showcase his exceptional power hitting abilities in front of the former Sri Lankan legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.
His team batted first against the Dharmapala Kottawa, and he strolled out in the middle at one down. It took him just 87 deliveries to score his 109 runs and struck seven consecutive sixes to ensure his team reached a daunting total of 283/7 in 36 overs.
During his explosive knock, Pahasara hit as many as seven sixes in a single over which included a no ball as well. It in all probabilities is the world record in any level of competitive cricket.
Muralitharan was impressed with his six hitting abilities and hailed the youngster for a bright cricketing future ahead. A heavily built right-handed batsman, Pahasara has already made giant strides in school cricket in Sri Lanka. He plays for the Revata College Balapitiya in U-15 as well as U-19 teams.
The Murali Goodness Cup was sponsored solely by the legendary spinner Muralitharan and foundation of goodness. The presence of Murali in the final made it a memorable day for the young players who were handed over the trophies by Murali himself.
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