West Indies Captain Kieron Pollard hit six sixes in an over against Sri Lanka at Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Wednesday.
West Indies 134 for 6 (Pollard 38, Hasaranga 3-12, Dananjaya 3-62) beat Sri Lanka 131 for 9 (Nissanka 39) by four wickets
Pollard became only the second batsman to do so in the T20I format after India’s Yuvraj Singh. He hit six sixes against leg-Spinner Akila Dananjaya in his second over after he took a hattrick.
It was the sixth over of the game where Pollard put his brute hitting power on display.
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Sri Lanka posted 131 for 9 in their 20 overs, batting first. Pathum Nissanka and Niroshan Dickwella were top-scorers with 39 runs and 33 respectively. Obed McCoy bagged two wickets.
In reply, West Indies had a flying start as they piled up 52 runs in just 3.2 overs. Chris Gayle (on his comeback) and Nicholas Pooran fell in three balls to Dananjaya, both went for a first-ball duck. Pollard’s destructive 38 runs off 11 balls earned him the Player of the Match. West Indies reach the target in 13.1 overs, losing six wickets. Jason Holder (29) and Dwanye Bravo (4) remained unbeaten at the end.
West Indies led the 3-match series 1-0. The host is playing three T20I matches, 3 ODIs, and two test matches against Sri Lanka.