Jagaran Malhotra joins an elite group of players after smashing six maximums

The USA batsman Jaskaran Malhotra added his name to the record books with his heroics in the 2nd ODI against Papua New Guinea in Oman on Thursday. The wicketkeeper-batsman hit six sixes in the final over of the match, only the second batsman in ODI history to do so after Herschelle Gibbs.

Jaskaran Malhotra became the first cricketer from the USA to score an ODI century with an unbeaten 173 off 124 balls and 16 sixes (the second-most in ODI innings). As the only batsman to score more than 22 runs, Jagaran’s knock featured 16 maximums and only four fours. At the time, AB de Villiers ‘162 was the highest ODI score by a No. 5 batsman.

In the final over of the innings, Chandigarh-born right-handed batsman Jagaran Malhotra smashed six sixes against seam bowler Gaudi Toka.

Here is the video of the same:

As well, Jaskaran Malhotra has hit the second most maximums in an ODI, with Eoin Morgan having hit 17 and at second place, there are some renowned players such as Rohit Sharma, Chris Gayle, and AB de Villiers. The USA reached 271-9 in 50 overs after Jaskaran’s carnage. The USA scored 134 runs after bundling PNG for 137 runs. The ODI series is now 2-0 in favor of America. They won by 7 wickets on Monday.

During the 2007 50-over World Cup, former South Africa batsman Gibbs became the first player to hit six sixes in an over in an ODI. While playing in the inaugural T20 World Cup six months later in 2007, former Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh equaled the record of hitting six sixes in an over against England’s Stuart Broad.

Earlier this year, while playing international cricket for the West Indies, Kieron Pollard hit six sixes in an over. He hit Sri Lanka’s Akila Dananjaya for six sixes in a T20I match in March.

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