Afghanistan's Hazratullah Zazai equaled the record of Yuvraj Singh by hitting six sixes in an over in a T-20 match in the Afghanistan Premier League 2018 yesterday. Now he has become only the third batsman to do so.
Chasing a mammoth target of 245 for the win, Zazai opened the Kabul batting and he tore into Abdullah Mazari’s fourth over of the innings, hitting all the balls out of the park for sixes, as 37 runs came of the over that also had one wide ball. Earlier Chris Gayle had hit 48 balls 80 for Balkh Legends.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This match today is all about making new records. The flamboyant batsman Hazratullah Zazai has smacked 6 sixes in an over. Got his fifty in just 12 balls. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/APLT20?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#APLT20</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/ACBofficials?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ACBofficials</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BalkhVsKabul?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BalkhVsKabul</a> <a href="https://t.co/KN1s5MJY5y">pic.twitter.com/KN1s5MJY5y</a></p>&mdash; Afghanistan Premier League T20 (@APLT20official) <a href="https://twitter.com/APLT20official/status/1051478901736820736?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 14, 2018</a></blockquote><script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
As a result of Zazai's belligerence, Kabul raced to 70 for no loss in just four overs and looked good to cross the line. 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.
However, Zazai's efforts could not 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.
Indian cricketer Yuvraj 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 from West Indies, had achieved this feat batting for Melbourne Renegades against Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League 2016.
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