APL T20: Hazratullah Zazai hits 6 sixes in an over

First centurion of Afghanistan Premier League, Hazratullah Zazai has smashed 6 sixes in an over of 14th match in 2018 APL T20 being played at Sharjah. In the fourth over of match, opener took charge and went after Abdullah Mazari to smack six huge sixes in the over.

Hazratullah Zazai hit 6 sixes in an over against Balkh Legends in Afghanistan Premier League
Hazratullah Zazai hit 6 sixes in an over against Balkh Legends

With this incredible hitting, Zazai has become third batsman to score 50 runs in just 12 balls. Before him, India’s Yuvraj Singh and Windies batman Chris Gayle have achieved the feat of scoring a T20 fifty in 12-balls. Obviously he became first Afghanistan batsman to hit sixes on each ball of an over.

Yuvraj Singh was the first cricketer to score six 6s and he hit them against England in Icc World T20 2007 while Chris Gayle did it in Big Bash League 2016.

How Zazai smashed 6 sixes

Ball 3.1: Six runs
Ball 3.2: Six runs
Ball 3.3: Wide Ball
Ball 3.3: Six runs
Ball 3.4: Six Runs
Ball 3.5: Six Runs
Ball 3.6: Six Runs

Hazrat Zazai scored fifty in 12-balls in APL T20 at Sharjah
Hazrat Zazai scored fifty in 12-balls in APL T20 at Sharjah

Hence Abdullah Mazari conceded 37 runs in the over which is most expensive by an bowler in Afghanistan Premier League. Zazai made 62 runs at the strike rate of 364.70 before getting dismissed by Ben Laughlin.

Kabul Zwanan were asked to chase 245 runs target as Balkh Legends made 244 in 20 overs after losing 6 wickets. Legends won toss in the match. Chris Gayle smacked the ball all over the park and he made 80 runs in 48 balls before returning to pavilion.

Despite Zazai Heroics, Kabul failed to chase massive target and fell down short by 21 runs.

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