6 maximums in an over! Pollard emulates Yuvraj.

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West Indies captain Kieron Pollard created history by becoming the third batsman in international cricket to hit 6 sixes in an over.

Pollard hit Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya for 6 maximums in the first T20I against Sri Lanka, at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua on Thursday.

KIeron Pollard is the second cricketer after former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh to achieve this feat in T20 cricket.

Former South Africa opener Herschelle Gibbs managed this feat in an ODI, in a World Cup 2007 match against the Netherlands.

The Windies Cricket board was quick to acknowledge this achievement through a well-timed tweet.

Batting first, Sri Lanka could only muster 131 runs for nine wickets in their 20 overs. 

Niroshan Dickwella and Pathum Nissanka got starts but couldn’t capitalise on their momentum. 

The Windies won the match, thanks to skipper Pollard’s explosive hitting.

West Indies 134 for 6 (Pollard 38, Hasaranga 3-12) beat Sri Lanka 131 for 9 (Nissanka 39, McCoy 2-25) by four wickets