Coolidge (Antiga), March 4 (AP) Sri Lankan leg-spinner Akila Dhananjay noticed the ups and downs of T20 cricket in a single match when Kieron Pollard gave him six sixes in an over within the first match after taking a hat-trick, together with Chris Gayle’s wicket. Add root
Pollard grew to become the second batsman after Yuvraj Singh of India to hit six sixes in an over in T20 cricket and the third batsman in all codecs. Within the T20 World Cup 2007, Yuvraj did this feat within the over of Stuart Broad of England.
The West Indies gained the match by 4 wickets with 41 balls left on Wednesday. West Indies chased down a goal of 132, scoring 134 runs for six wickets.
Dhananjay grew to become the fifteenth bowler on the planet and the fourth bowler from Sri Lanka to take a hat-trick in T20 cricket. He dismissed Evin Lewis (28), Gayle (0) and Nicholas Pooran (0) for 3 consecutive balls within the fourth over.
His pleasure couldn’t final lengthy and within the very subsequent over, Pollard hit him for sixes across the area. Within the subsequent over, Jason Holder additionally hit him for a six off the primary ball. Other than this, two catches had been additionally left on his ball.
Earlier Sri Lanka’s workforce might solely handle 131 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. His rating was 86 for 3 at one time however after the break resulting from rain he misplaced six wickets inside 45 runs.
For West Indies, Lewis hit sixes off the final three balls of the primary over. After this, Dhananjay put strain on him with a hat-trick. Gayle, who was enjoying the primary T20 Worldwide in two years, couldn’t even open an account.
West Indies’ rating was 62 for 4 at one time. Pollard then performed this aggressive innings. He was dismissed for 38 by DeSilva and Fabian Allen additionally misplaced his wicket on the subsequent ball however Dwayne Bravo didn’t permit a hat-trick.
Bravo or Holder led the West Indies to victory. Holder remained unbeaten on 29 runs.