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Worcestershire’s Whiteley hits six sixes in an over

LONDON: Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley became the sixth male cricketer to hit six sixes in an over when he achieved the feat in Sunday’s Natwest T20 Blast match against Yorkshire at Headingley.

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The 28-year-old clobbered left-arm spinner Karl Carver six times over the rope in the 16th over to join a select group that includes Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Lancashire’s Jordan Clark, who achieved it in a second-team game against Yorkshire.

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“It was the right time in the game for me to go for it. It was all or nothing,” Whiteley said.

“Unfortunately for the bowler it was a short boundary on the leg-side.

“I hit the first out of the screws and needed to keep going for the team, not for that achievement. It’s something I never really thought I’d do in professional cricket.”

Despite Whiteley’s heroics, Worcestershire lost by 37 runs.

 

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