Hazratullah Zazai hit six sixes in an over against Balkh Legends in the 14th match of the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League on his way to equalling the record for the fastest half-century in T20 cricket.
The bowler at the receiving end of Zazai’s onslaught was Abdullah Mazari, a left-arm spin bowler whose first over in the APL went for 37 as he also sent a wide.
Players to hit six sixes in an over in a professional match— The Cricket Prof. (@CricProf) October 14, 2018
Sir Garfield Sobers (first class)
Ravi Shastri (first class)
Herschelle Gibbs (ODI)
Yuvraj Singh (T20I)
Ross Whiteley (T20)
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The Afghan opener, who has represented his national team in three one-day internationals and two T20Is, reached fifty in just 12 balls for Kabul Zwanan, levelling with Yuvraj Singh, who also hit six sixes against England in 2007 World T20, and Chris Gayle, who smashed the record-equalling fifty for Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League in 2016. Gayle, who is also representing Balkh Legends in the APL, was on the field when Zazai went berserk.