Former Pakistan all-rounder Azhar Mahmood kept his cool on the hottest day of the year in England so far by hitting a last-ball six to seal a dramatic four-wicket win for Surrey against Gloucestershire in their domestic Twenty20 tournament clash at The Oval on Wednesday. With temperatures in London rising to 36.7 degrees Celsius (98 Fahrenheit), the 40-year-old Mahmood showed he still knew how to finish with a flourish as his unbeaten 22 off 14 balls saw Surrey to victory.

After the match, Mahmood said: “I knew when I connected that it would be six. I had missed the previous ball, which was also short, and I thought the last one would also be short. “There was a bit of a delay between the last two balls, as they discussed with the bowler what he was to do, and that helped me because I had a little bit more time to get myself calm and collected,” he added, AFP reported. READ: Azhar Mahmood’s last-ball six gives Surrey a dramatic win against Gloucestershire