West Indies VS Sri Lanka: Watch 6 Sixes In An Over After A Hat Trick Of 3 Dismissals
Audiences at the Antigua stadium had a joyous moment in the West Indies vs Sri Lanka first T20 International (T20I). They first witnessed a hat-trick by Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya who dismissed three top players of West Indies. But in the next over, Kieron Pollard sent his balls to boundaries.
Akila Dananjaya’s hat trick
West Indies were playing on 52/0 in 3.1 overs when Dananjaya stalled their momentum by dismissing Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran in successive deliveries. It was a great feat by Lankan spinner but the celebrations were cut short by the West Indies skipper Kieron Pollard.
Kieron Pollard hits sixes
A confident Akila Dananjaya was brought in to dismiss more players in the sixth over but this time Kieron Pollard turned the tables on Sri Lanka by delivering six sixes.
The first one was thrown over the cow corner when Pollard caught Akila unaware about his batting skills. In the next ball, Pollard took a shot straight to the sight-screen. The third and fourth deliveries were on long-off and deep midwicket respectively. The fifth one was a half-tracker and the sixth was again to the deep midwicket.
But in the next over, Pollard lost his wicket at leg-before. But the damage to the Sri Lanka had already been done by the West Indies batsman.
Kieron Pollard became the second batsman to score six-sixes in an over in T20I. The first one is Yuvraj Singh who smashed Stuart Broad of England in the 2007 T20 World Cup. In international cricket, Pollard became the third batsman to hit six-sixes.