Kieron Pollard hits six sixes in West Indies’ win over Sri Lanka

Kieron Pollard

Kieron Pollard joined Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh in hitting six sixes in an international
First Twenty20 international, Antigua
Sri Lanka 131-9 (20 overs): Nissanka 39 (34)
West Indies 134-6 (13.1 overs): Pollard 38 (11); Hasaranga 3-12, Dananjaya 3-62
West Indies won by six wickets

Kieron Pollard struck six sixes in one over off Akila Dananjaya, who had earlier taken a hat-trick, in West Indies’ extraordinary six-wicket Twenty20 defeat of Sri Lanka.

West Indies captain Pollard became only the third man to strike six maximums in an international.

In his previous over, Dananjaya had removed Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran.

West Indies chased their target of 132 in 13.1 overs in Antigua.

The tourists had been restricted to 131-9 before the drama really began.

In the fourth over, with the Windies already having 52 on the board, off-spinner Dananjaya had Lewis caught at long-off, Gayle – in his first international for two years – lbw and Pooran caught behind.