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After Gibbs, Yuvi this Afghan batsman hits 6 sixes in an over

Last Modified Monday, 15 October 2018 (13:55 IST)
Kabul: Afghanistan's became only the third batsman to hit six sixes in an over in a Twenty20 match, for Kabul Zwanan against in the Premier League 2018.
Zazai opened the Kabul batting with his team chasing a mammoth 245 for victory, 
courtesy Chris Gayle's 48-ball 80. He laid into Abdullah Mazari in the fourth over of the 
innings, hitting all the balls in the over for sixes, as 37 runs came of the over that also had 
one wide ball.
 
As a result of Zazai's belligerence, Kabul raced to 70 for no loss in just four overs and 
looked good to push Balkh to the wire. In the process, Zazai also brought up his half-century 
off just 12 balls, equalling the record for the fastest T20 half-century jointly held by Yuvraj 
Singh and Gayle, an ICC report on Monday said.
 
While Singh had hit a 12-ball 50 against England in the ICC World T20 2007 when he had 
smashed Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over, Gayle had achieved this feat batting for 
Melbourne Renegades against Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League 2016.
 
Zazai's efforts could not, however, take his team to victory, as Kabul were restricted to 
223/7 in their 20 overs with Zazai making 62 off just 17 balls with four fours and seven 
sixes. He was caught by Gulbadin Naib off the bowling of Ben Laughlin, who ended with 
three wickets.
 
The 20-year-old Zazai, who recently made his one-day international debut against Ireland, 
called it a "proud moment". "It is a very enjoyable moment for me that my name is now linked 
to so many big names of the game, who are really legends of the game," he said after the 
match.
 
 "It was a surreal moment for me to perform in front of my idol (Gayle). I was just trying to 
play my natural game and did not in any way think of outshining anyone," he said.Worcestershire batsman Ross Whiteley had also achieved the feat in T20s when he 
slammed Yorkshire spinner Kark Carver for six sixes in a domestic match in 2017. 
 
In other competitive cricket, Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri and Herschelle Gibbs are 
the three men to have sent all deliveries of an over across the boundary line.(UNI)
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