Apr 252013

Lancashire player, 22 years old Jordan Clark becomes the fifth professional player to hit six sixes in an over. He achieved the feat in a second XI match against Yorkshire in Scarborough. He has yet to make his international debut but before the start of his international career he has attained a place in Cricket History. He hit is sixes to Yorkshire bowler Gurman Randhawa.

Randhawa who was going pretty well with figures of 2 for 15 till the 12th over of the day, was smashed by Clark in his 13th over and he hit all of his balls out of the boundary.

“I hit the first few pretty well, had a chat to my team-mate, and I just carried on really,” Clark told BBC Sport. “I just remember feeling a bit of pressure on the last ball and thinking ‘I have got to have a crack’.”

Before Clark four players who achieved the mark were Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh.

Garry Sobers of West Indies in 1968 was the first batsman ever to hit six sixes in an over in a first class cricket. The previous record of maximum runs in an over was 34 runs and it was taken by Ted Alletson. This record was broken by Garry Sobers by a tally of 36 runs by hitting six sixes in the consecutive six deliveries.

In 1984-85 Ravi Shastri equaled the record by hitting six sixes in an over in the first class cricket. He was playing for Bombay against Baroda in a West zone Ranji Match. The bowler to meet the sad fate was Tilak Raj.

Herschelle Gibbs from South Africa is the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over in a One Day International (ODI) and that too in the 2007 cricket World Cup. The unfortunate bowler was Daan van Bunge of Netherlands.

Yuvraj Singh of India is the fourth batsman to hit six sixes in an over. He smashed six sixes on 19 September 2007 in the opening T20 World Cup tournament against England. The bowler who became his victim was Stuart Broad.

The superb knock by Clark has made him stand in elite company with the legends Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj Singh and Herschelle Gibbs. 

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