West Indian skipper Kieron Pollard caused mayhem on Monday as Sri Lanka took on West Indies in the first T20I of the three-match series at Antigua. The veteran Caribbean smashed six 6s in an over against Sri Lanka as he became only the third batsman after Yuvraj Singh and Herschelle Gibbs to achieve this incredible feat.
Herschelle Gibbs has done the unthinkable for the first time in the ICC ODI World Cup in 2007 against the Netherlands as he smashed six 6s in an over. Yuvraj Singh repeated the feat when India took on England in the ICC T20 World Cup in 2007 when he smashed Stuart Broad for six 6s in an over at Kingsmead, Durban.
Kieron Pollard Smashes Six 6s In An Over Against Sri Lanka
Kieron Pollard became only the third batsman to score six 6s in an over as he did the unthinkable against Sri Lanka on Friday in the first T2O of the three-match series between West Indies and Sri Lanka. He achieved this feat in the 6th over of the West Indian innings as he smashed Akila Dananjaya for six 6s in an over.
Akila Dananjaya had already taken a hat-trick in the innings as he had clinched the hat-trick in just the second over of the West Indian innings. Akila Dananjaya removed Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran off successive deliveries for a hat-trick.
Watch the video of the six 6s in an over:
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West Indies Cruise Past Sri Lanka To Take A 1-0 Lead
West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 4 wickets in the first T20I of the three-match series, taking a 1-0 lead in the series. West Indies had won the toss and elected to bowl first as they demolished Sri Lanka for just 131 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in their 20 overs. Pathum Nissanka top-scored for the visitors as he made a gritty 39 runs in the first innings.
West Indies were in deep trouble early in the innings as Akila Dananjaya wreaked havoc with his hat-trick in just the second over of the game. However, Pollard turned the tide in the hosts’ favour as his blistering knock helped West Indies take command over Sri Lanka and win the first T20I by four wickets.