ILT20 League: This West Indies batsman has done wonders in ILT20. He hit five consecutive sixes in five balls.
It is raining records in T20 cricket. There is no rain of fours and sixes in this format. Yuvraj Singh’s six sixes on Steward Broad is already remembered by all. Yuvi achieved this feat in the 2007 T20 World Cup. However, in the recent International League T20 being held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a batsman tried to match Yuvraj and missed by just one shot. In this league, Sherfan Rutherford of West Indies hit five consecutive sixes in five balls in a single over on Thursday.
Rutherford plays for Desert Vipers in this league. Vipers team batted first in this match against Dubai Capitals. Rutherford scored 50 runs in this match. He hit six sixes in 23 balls in this innings.
Drops for Yusuf Pathan..
He hit five sixes in the 16th over. Yusuf Pathan, who played for Team India, stood as a bowler. From the second ball to the last ball of this over, Rutherford hit five consecutive sixes. Second ball Rutherford hits the first six over Pathan’s head. Hits the next six over long on. It is a 93 meter six. After that, he hit an 81 meter six. He pulls the fifth ball and hits a six on the leg side. He hit a sweep on the last ball of the over and hit the leg side for a six. However, Ruther Ford did not play the first ball of this over. Otherwise, netizens are commenting that he would have hit six sixes in a single over.
Video of five sixes..
6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ 🤯
Watch when @sherfaneruther1 went berserk and smashed Yusuf Pathan for 5⃣ #Bawaal maximums in an over! 👏 #DVvDC #CricketOnZee #DPWorldILT20
#HarBallBawaal #Rutherford https://t.co/3vNKqQ3GnM pic.twitter.com/hhxGWoG0FX
— Zee Cricket (@ilt20onzee) February 2, 2023
A total of 31 runs were scored in this over bowled by Pathan. With the help of these five sixes, Rutherford reached 46 runs in 20 balls. After that he completed a half century. He reached the pavilion after completing his half-century. Rutherford played for Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2022, but was not retained this season. He was run out on the fourth ball of the 18th over. In this match, Pathan gave 48 runs in four overs and took one wicket.
Billings who showed his ability with a half century..
In this match, not only Rutherford’s bat.. England’s young batsman Sam Billings also exploded. Billings scored 54 runs off 48 balls with four fours and a six. Opener Rohan Mustafa scored 31 runs off 21 balls with the help of three fours and two sixes. Vanindu Hasaranga scored 14 runs and Tom Karan scored 17 runs.
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