England batsman Liam Livingstone hit perhaps the biggest six ever as he smacked Pakistan’s Haris Rauf for a 121.96 M hit which landed outside the Headingley ground where the two sides played the second T20I match of the three-match series on July 18, 2021.
The right-handed batsman is in fine form and is coming off a century in the first T20I, which was also the fastest by an Englishman in the international T20 format. Though England lost that match chasing 233 to win, Livingstone had made sure that the England selectors jot his name down for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in the UAE.
Liam Livingstone’s Six Lands Outside The Leeds Ground
On the first delivery of the 13th over, his 14th of this match, Livingstone smashed Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim for a gargantuan six down the ground. However, this didn’t prove to be enough as Livingstone took a liking to Haris Rauf, the Pakistani speedster.
Livingstone continued his six-hitting spree as he attacked Rauf yet again only to dispatch the ball out of the stadium. In what was a full, straight, and harmless delivery, Livingstone cleared his front leg to hit Rauf straight over his head. The ball sailed over the bowler’s head straight while going out of the Leeds ground in Headingley, which was a sight for all to see.
While no official confirmation came from the ICC, social media and commentators applauded Livingstone and said that it was amongst the biggest hits they had ever seen. Some even calculate it as a 121.96 M hit, which if official, can be the biggest six recorded as per the record books.
Before getting run-out in the same over, Livingstone scored 38 (23 balls) with the help of two fours and three sixes. Replacing regular captain Eoin Morgan for this match, Jos Buttler top-scored with 59 (39) on his national return. England put on 200 on board with Pakistan’s Mohammad Hasnain their highest wicket-taker at Headingley with bowling figures of 4-0-51-3.
Pakistan, on the other hand, did have a good start to their chase as Babar Azam (22) and Mohammad Rizwan (37) added 50 runs in 5.4 overs for the opening wicket.
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Biggest six ever?! 😱 @LeedsRhinos, can we have our ball back? 😉
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 18, 2021