6,6,6,6,6,6 In 1 Over: Nepal Star Dipendra Singh Airee Emulates Yuvraj Singh, Achieves Historic First

Apr13,2024



Nepal's Dipendra Singh Airi registered his name in the history books by hitting six sixes in an over in the T20 match against Qatar in the ongoing ACC Premier Cup 2024. Now he is the third cricketer after India's Yuvraj Singh and West Indies' Kieron Pollard to hit six sixes. In one over in T20I. He is also the first cricketer to hit six sixes in six consecutive balls twice in T20Is. At the Asian Games 2023, Eri hit 6 consecutive sixes in a game against Mongolia, although the feat occurred in two different overs.

Airey, who came to bat at number 5, scored 64* runs in 21 balls, which included seven sixes and three fours in his innings. The over in which he hit six sixes was against Kamran Khan. Nepal reached 210/7 in 20 overs against Qatar, who also struggled with the bat.

Earlier, Arie was part of a record-breaking performance at the Asian Games 2023.

In the match against Mongolia, Nepal's batsmen broke three different world records in the Asian Games 2023 match. While most of the batsmen managed to score runs with ease, the person who shone the most was Deepender Singh, who scored 6 consecutive fifties, which is the fastest T20I half-century in international cricket. Nepal scored over 300 in the game and became the first team in the history of the game to score 314/3 in 20 overs.

19-year-old left-handed batsman Kushal Malla scored the fastest T20I century in the history of the game by reaching the triple-figure score in 34 balls. During this, he left behind the joint record of David Miller and Rohit Sharma. Earlier, South African and Indian batsmen had scored half-centuries in 35 balls.

Batting at No. 3, Malla remained unbeaten on 137 with the help of 12 sixes and eight fours and helped Nepal post the highest T20I score of 314 for 3 against Mongolia, who opted to field.

Next came all-rounder Deependra Singh Airy at number 5, who rewrote the record books by scoring a half-century in nine balls, bettering Yuvraj Singh's 16-year-old record. Yuvra scored a half-century of 58 runs in 12 balls against England during the ICC World T20 match in 2007. In the innings, Yuvraj also hit six consecutive sixes against Stuart Broad.

With PTI inputs

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