Zazai hammers six sixes in an over and scores fifty of 12 balls
Afghanistan cricketer Hazratullah Zazai has taken the cricket world by storm by hammering six sixes in an over in the Afghanistan Priemer League. The left-hander tore apart the left-arm spin bowling of Abdullah Mazari and struck six massive blows against him. Zazai also broke several other records in the match where more than 450 runs were scored in 40 overs.
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Six sixes in an over and a 12-ball 50. This was brutal from Hazratullah Zazai.pic.twitter.com/F4VedYnFbE
— Barny Read (@BarnabyRead) October 14, 2018
Playing for Kabul Zwannan, the 20-year-old batsman came to the crease with a massive target of 245 runs in front. However, he showed no pressure of the daunting score and swung his arms freely.
In the 4th over of the innings, Zazai went berserk and havocked the left-arm spinner. He clobbered the first delivery over the mid-wicket boundary with a powerful pull and went in the same direction but deep in the stands on the next ball. This hitting forced Mazari to lose his rhythm and he bowled a wide on the next ball.
On the third delivery, Zazai once again tonked the spinner over mid-wicket stand. The bowler tried to learn from his mistake and aimed for the blockhole outside off-stump. But the opening batsman used his power to drill the delivery over long-off boundary. This was a spectacular stroke as Zazai hardly moved his feet while generating tremendous power.
He then sent the fifth delivery on the stadium roof on the leg side and finished the over by smacking one more colossal six over long-off. The Kabul batsman smashed the last six by picking the ball from way outside off-stump.
Zazai scores the joint fastest fifty
Courtesy of this daredevil batting, the Afghan batsman scored his half-century in just 12 balls and equaled the record for the quickest fifty. However, despite this hitting, the left-hander ended up in the losing cause as Kabul managed to score only 223 runs and lost the game by 22 runs.