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Playing for Kabul Zwanan in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL), opener Hazratullah Zazai became only the sixth player in professional cricket to hit six sixes in an over. The 20-year-old achieved the feat en route to a record-equalling 12-ball half-century for Kabul.

In front of the man whose record he drew level with, Chris Gayle, the Afghanistan batsman smacked the left-arm spinner Abdullah Mazari for 37 runs in one over with a wide added to six sixes. Getting to a fifty in 12 balls put him level with Gayle, who smacked 80 earlier in the day to set up Legends’ win, and Yuvraj Singh.

Zazai is the third player to hit six sixes in an over in T20s, and overall, the six.

Here are the other other five instances when a batsman hit sixes six in one over

6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6 — Gary Sobers blitzes his way into history books

On August 31, 1968, Malcolm Nash of Glamorgan bowled the most famous over in the history of First-class cricket. Read the full ball-by-ball analysis of the over.
On August 31, 1968, Malcolm Nash of Glamorgan bowled the most famous over in the history of First-class cricket. Read the full ball-by-ball analysis of the over.

On August 31, 1968, Malcolm Nash of Glamorgan bowled the most famous over in the history of First-class cricket. Read the full ball-by-ball analysis of the over.

Ravi Shastri smashes six sixes in one over to equal Garry Sobers’s world record and scores fastest-ever double hundred in First-Class history

January 10, 1985. It was on this day Ravi Shastri equaled Garry Sobers’s First-Class record of scoring six sixes in a six-ball over and went on to score the fastest-ever double century in First-Class cricket history.
January 10, 1985. It was on this day Ravi Shastri equaled Garry Sobers’s First-Class record of scoring six sixes in a six-ball over and went on to score the fastest-ever double century in First-Class cricket history.

January 10, 1985. It was on this day Ravi Shastri equaled Garry Sobers’s First-Class record of scoring six sixes in a six-ball over and went on to score the fastest-ever double century in First-Class cricket history.

ICC World Cup 2007: Herschelle Gibbs smashes six sixes in an over

On March 16, 2007, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs became the first man in the history of international cricket to score six sixes in an over. The unfortunate bowler was Netherlands’ Daan van Bunge, who finished with figures of 4-0-56-0 after the carnage.
On March 16, 2007, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs became the first man in the history of international cricket to score six sixes in an over. The unfortunate bowler was Netherlands’ Daan van Bunge, who finished with figures of 4-0-56-0 after the carnage.

On March 16, 2007, South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs became the first man in the history of international cricket to score six sixes in an over. The unfortunate bowler was Netherlands’ Daan van Bunge, who finished with figures of 4-0-56-0 after the carnage.

6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6! Yuvraj Singh sets T20 record with sensational assault

Yuvraj Singh plundered England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over that drew parallels with a similar feat by three other batsmen – Gary Sobers, Shastri and Gibbs. Yuvraj’s unleashed his phenomenal firepower in the 19th over, bowled by Broad.
Yuvraj Singh plundered England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over that drew parallels with a similar feat by three other batsmen – Gary Sobers, Shastri and Gibbs. Yuvraj’s unleashed his phenomenal firepower in the 19th over, bowled by Broad.

Yuvraj Singh plundered England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over that drew parallels with a similar feat by three other batsmen – Gary Sobers, Shastri and Gibbs. Yuvraj’s unleashed his phenomenal firepower in the 19th over, bowled by Broad.

Ross Whiteley hit 6 sixes in an over; steals Yuvraj Singh and David Willey’s thunder

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In 2017, Worcestershire‘s Ross Whiteley hit six sixes in an over to join a select group who’ve performed the feat in senior cricket. Whiteley struck Yorkshire left-arm spinner Karl Carver for six sixes – a total of 36 runs – during the 16th over of Worcestershire’s innings in an English T20 match at Headingley.