USA cricketer hits six sixes in an over

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United States batsman Jaskaran Malhotra has hit six sixes in an over.

He becomes the ninth player to hit six sixes in an over in top-level cricket. He hit the runs off Papua New Guinea pace bowler Gaudi Toka in a one-day international in Oman.

Malhotra becomes the second player to achieve the feat in ODI cricket after South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs in 2007.

His finished unbeaten on 173 – the highest one-day score by a US batsman.

The remarkable innings, which included 16 sixes and four fours, helped the US recover from 29-3 to reach 271-9 from their 50 overs, with the next highest score just 22.

Nine batsmen have hit six sixes in an over in top-level cricket:

  • 1968 – Sir Garfield Sobers (for Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan)*
  • 1984 – Ravi Shastri (Bombay v Baroda)*
  • 2007 – Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa v Netherlands, World Cup)
  • 2007 – Yuvraj Singh (India v England, T20)
  • 2017 – Ross Whiteley (Worcestershire v Yorkshire, T20)
  • 2018 – Hazratullah Zazai (Kabul Zwanan v Balkh Legends, T20)
  • 2020 – Leo Carter (Canterbury v Northern Districts, T20)
  • 2021 – Kieron Pollard (West Indies v Sri Lanka, T20)
  • 2021 – Jaskaran Malhotra (United States v Papua New Guinea, ODI)

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