Pollard’s hits in the sixth over lifted the West Indies from 62-4 on the excusal of Lendl Simmons to 92-4 and again had the home side drifting to triumph.
Sri Lanka leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya encountered the abrupt highs and lows of Twenty20 cricket when he asserted a capping stunt which incorporated the wicket of West Indies star Chris Gayle for a first-ball duck, at that point was hit for six sixes in an over by Kieron Pollard in the principal international in Antigua.
ICC Tweet “Absolute scenes 🤯@KieronPollard55 becomes the first @windiescricket player to hit six straight sixes in a T20I!”.
— ICC (@ICC) March 4, 2021
The West Indies on Wednesday dominated the game by four wickets with 41 balls close by, getting done with 134-6.
Dananjaya turned out to be just the fifteenth player and the fourth Sri Lankan to take a T20 international hattrick when he excused Evin Lewis (28), Gayle, and Nicholas Pooran (0) with successive conveyances in the fourth over.
He had a brief period to ponder his recently discovered acclaim when it went to reputation: in his next over he was hit to all pieces of the ground by Pollard, who becomes just the second player after Yuvraj Singh to hit six sixes in an over in a T20 international and the third player to accomplish the accomplishment altogether international arrangements.
*6 Sixes in an Over in International Cricket*😱😱😱
✅Yuvraj Singh v England 2007
✅ Herschelle Gibbs v Netherlands 2017
✅ Kieron Pollard v Sri Lanka TODAY!! 💥💥💥💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/NY2zgucDXB
— Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) March 4, 2021
Yuvraj did as such from England’s Stuart Broad in the debut T20 World Cup in 2007 and needed to hang tight 14 years for the company.
Pollard said he thought six sixes was a chance “after the third one.”
“I just needed to return out and myself,” he said.
“It was something the group required. I didn’t see the hat trick, I just heard. Yet, I actually needed to come out and do what the group needed by then.”
Dananjaya’s see-sawing fortunes, he was hit for a seventh continuous six by Jason Holder in his next over and had two gets dropped from his bowling, turned the West Indies” apparently simple pursue for 132 to take a 1-0 lead in the arrangement into an exciting exhibition.
Sri Lanka oversaw just 131-9 in its 20 overs subsequent to being sent in to bat. It had been 86-3 however self-destructed after a short downpour break and lost six wickets for 45 runs.
Captain Angelo Mathews (5) fell in the first over after play continued and Dinesh Chandimal (11) was out three balls later. Thisara Perera (1) fell in the seventeenth over and Sri Lanka drooped further to 106-6, at that point 111-7 when Hasaranga de Silva was out for 12.
Two runouts in the last oversaw Sri Lanka miss the mark regarding a serious aggregate.
The West Indies appeared liable to quickly run down Sri Lanka all out when Lewis hit the last three bundles of the first over for six. Yet, Dananjaya’s hat trick saw the home side slip from 52-0 to 52-3, losing Gayle to the first wad of his first T20 in quite a while.
Pollard’s blast in the sixth over lifted the West Indies from 62-4 on the excusal of Lendl Simmons to 92-4 and again had the home side drifting to triumph.
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Another turn was in store when de Silva excused Pollard (38) and Fabian Allen with sequential conveyances in the seventh over, denied a capping stunt by Dwayne Bravo who safeguarded the following conveyance.
The West Indies were 101-6 and were seen home by Bravo and captain Jason Holder, who made an unbeaten 29. Holder hit a six, the fifteenth of the innings, to take West Indies past Sri Lanka’s total.
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