USA’s Jaskaran Malhotra slams 6 sixes in an over, only second player to achieve the feat- Jaskaran Malhotra of the USA has hit 6 sixes in an over v PNG in an ODI. He hit 6 sixes in an over in the 50th over of the innings. As a result, he joined an exclusive club of international cricketers to hit.
Overall, he became the only second batsman to achieve the feat of hitting six sixes in an over in ODI cricket after Herschelle Gibbs.
Jaskaran Malhotra has joined an exclusive club of international cricketers to hit 6️⃣ x 6️⃣s in an over with a stunning assault from the final 6 balls of the innings as he becomes the first American to make an ODI 💯 with 173 not out!
USA post 271 for 9 v PNG! pic.twitter.com/pCxHDQS8XO
— USA Cricket (@usacricket) September 9, 2021
|Steven Taylor||c †Doriga b Soper||17||31||2||0||54.83|
|Sushant Modani||run out (Ravu)||7||13||1||0||53.84|
|Monank Patel||lbw b Pokana||2||12||0||0||16.66|
|Aaron Jones||run out (Amini)||22||33||1||1||66.66|
|Jaskaran Malhotra †||not out||173||124||4||16||139.51|
|Nisarg Patel||c Ura b Ravu||20||51||1||0||39.21|
|Karima Gore||lbw b Ravu||3||7||0||0||42.85|
|Nosthush Kenjige||c Siaka b Amini||6||9||1||0||66.66|
|Abhishek Paradkar||b Soper||2||4||0||0||50.00|
|Jessy Singh||c Vala b Pokana||6||14||0||0||42.85|
|Saurabh Netravalkar (c)||not out||1||3||0||0||33.33|
|Extras||(lb 3, nb 1, w 8)||12|
|TOTAL||(50 Ov, RR: 5.42)||271/9|
Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Sushant Modani, 5.3 ov), 2-29 (Monank Patel, 8.6 ov), 3-29 (Steven Taylor, 9.2 ov), 4-72 (Aaron Jones, 19.2 ov), 5-151 (Nisarg Patel, 35.4 ov), 6-164 (Karima Gore, 37.4 ov), 7-179 (Nosthush Kenjige, 40.5 ov), 8-186 (Abhishek Paradkar, 42.6 ov), 9-216 (Jessy Singh, 47.1 ov)
— FanCode (@FanCode) September 9, 2021
He went on to score 173*(124) which included 4 fours and 16 sixes. He hit 63.84% of the USA’s total of 271. He also made the first-ever ODI by an American batsman. He took just 72 balls to complete his century.
Jaskaran Malhotra hails from Chandigarh, Punjab.
Former South Africa batsman Herschelle Gibbs is the first player to smash six sixes in an over in international cricket. Gibbs had achieved the feat against the Netherlands during the 50-over World Cup in 2007.
Six months later in 2007, India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh equalled the record of smashing six sixes in an over of international cricket but he did that in the shortest format of the game.
Interestingly, earlier this year, West Indies limited-overs skipper Kieron Pollard entered the elite list of players who have achieved the milestone of hitting six sixes in an over on the international stage.
Pollard had hit Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya for six 6s in a T20I match in March.
Hence Jaskaran Malhotra is also the fourth batsman to smash six sixes in an over in international cricket.
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(with inputs from ANI)