Cricket: Australia’s Marcus Stoinis hits six sixes in an over

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July 8, 2015

AUSTRALIA – Marcus Stoinis, an allrounder playing for Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers in Australia's domestic circuit, matched a rare feat on Wednesday as he hit National Indigenous Squad's medium-pacer for six sixes in an over.

Australia’s Marcus Stoinis hits six sixes in an over© Getty Images

July 8, 2015

AUSTRALIA – Marcus Stoinis, an allrounder playing for Commonwealth Bank Bushrangers in Australia's domestic circuit, matched a rare feat on Wednesday as he hit National Indigenous Squad's medium-pacer for six sixes in an over.

Australia’s Marcus Stoinis hits six sixes in an over© Getty Images

The rare incident happened in a match at Allan Border Field where Stoinis managed to hit six maximums and also took 37 off the over.

Smith bowled a wide first ball while the rest were parked out of the ground.

The fear has only been achieved four times before in the history of cricket with Gary Sobers being the first man to do it by taking Glamorgan's Malcolm Nash to the cleaners in the year 1968.

It took quite a while, 17 years to be precise, to match Sober's record as former India captain Ravi Shastri repeated the same act by hitting Tilak Raj for six sixes in a Ranji Trophy match against Baroda in 1985.

The two other cricketers to be in the same club are Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh.

While Gibbs took good care of Netherlands spinner Daan van Bunge in the 50-over World Cup in 2007, Yuvraj was not far behind when he gave the same treatment to England seamer Stuart Broad in the T20 World Cup in the same year.

Unfortunately Stoinis's efforts might not go down in the record books as it was a non-sanctioned practice match, much like Kieron Pollard's effort that got largely unnoticed last year due to the same reason.


Courtesy: IBN