West Indies star All-rounder Kieran Pollard has once again shown that he has fewer big hitters in T20 format. In the first match of the three-match T20 International series against Sri Lanka, Pollard hit six sixes in an over from Akila Dhananjay. Akila Dhananjay got a hat-trick in his second over during the West Indies innings, and in his third over, Pollard turned his hat-trick into gum. Pollard was dismissed for 38 off 11 balls, but before that his team’s victory was ensured. Pollard
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Pollard’s sixes hit something like this
Long on, first six, second straight, third long off, fourth mid wicket, fifth straight and sixth mid wicket. Herschelle Gibbs holds the record of six sixes in international cricket. At the 2007 World Cup, he hit six sixes in an over against the Netherlands. Yuvraj Singh then hit six sixes in his first over at T20 International. UV England fast bowler Stuart Broad hit six sixes in the 2007 T20 World Cup.
Report of the match
West Indies won the toss and invited Sri Lanka to bat first. Sri Lanka were 131 for 9 in their 20 overs. Obed McCoy took two, Kevin Sinclair, Fidel Edwards, Jason Holder, Dwayne Bravo and Fabian Allen each. Sri Lanka’s Pathum Nisanka contributed 39 runs.
In response, West Indies got off to a good start, with Lindley Simmons and Evin Lewis adding 52 for the first wicket. They both batted fast and brought the score to 52 in 3.1 overs. Dhananjaya brought Sri Lanka back into the game through a hat-trick, but Kieran Pollard and Jason Holder avoided their action. Pollard was dismissed for 38 off 11 balls and Holder returned for 29 off 24 balls. West Indies won the match by scoring 134 for six in 13.1 overs.