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England beat Pakistan by 45 runs in the second T20I to level the 3-match T20I series at 1-1. England set a target of 201 runs in front of Pakistan. In reply, Pakistan team could only score 155 runs for 9 wickets in 20 overs. England’s in-form Liam Livingstone scored 38 runs in 23 balls. During this he hit 2 fours and 3 sixes.
One of the sixes was so long that it fell on the rugby pitch outside Headingley Stadium. Commentators and social media users are calling it the world’s longest six. According to experts, this six is 125+ meters long. However, the official length of this six could not be measured.
The ball was so long that the ball fell into the rugby ground next to the Hendigley Cricket Stadium in Leeds. However, its official distance could not be measured.
Six on Haris’s ball in the 16th over
This incident happened in the 16th over during England’s innings. Haris Rauf was bowling at that time. On his very first ball, Livingstone hits a big shot at long on. The shot crossed the 3-storey building (85 feet high) of the stadium and fell into the adjacent rugby stadium. However, no match was taking place on the rugby ground at that time. As such, no damage was done.
Sangakkara has never seen such a long six
Ian Ward and Kumar Sangakkara, who were commentating on Sky Sports during the match, also praised the shot. Ward said where did this ball go? It was quite long. At the same time, Sangakkara said that the ball had crossed the stadium. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a six longer than this. Met Roller to ESPN Cricinfo believes that the ball has covered a distance of about 130 metres. However, there is no official record of this.
Livingstone had scored a century in the first T20
Earlier, Livingstone has broken the record of Fastest Fifty and Fastest Century in T20 for his country. He had scored fifty in the first T20 against Pakistan in 17 balls. He had broken Oen Morgan’s record in this matter. At the same time, in the same match, he scored a century on 43 balls. He also became the fastest batsman to score a century for England in any format.
Trott and Afridi have the longest six
Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Albert Trott hold the record for the longest six in the world. Trott played for both England and Australia in the year 1900. However, both these records are unofficial. Afridi holds the record of hitting a six of about 158 meters against the West Indies in 2013. While it is said that Trott hit a 160 meter long six.
World’s longest six hit batsman
|Albert Trott||England||160 meters (unofficial)||1899|
|Shahid Afridi||Pakistan||158 meters (unofficial)||2013|
|Liam Livingstone*||England||125+ meters||2021|
|Martin Guptill||New Zealand||120-125 meters||2012|