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Cricket World Player of the Week - Kieron Pollard


West Indies captain Kieron Pollard became only the third player after Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh to hit six sixes in one over in international cricket and has earned the Cricket World Player of the Week for his rare achievement.

Pollard came out to bat when West Indies were in a spot of bother at 52/3 in the first T20I of the three-match series at home against Sri Lanka. Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis had got off to a great start, smashing 52 from just 3.1 over.

However, Akila Dananjaya changed the flow of the match, dismissing Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran off consecutive deliveries to bag a hat-trick. It's not often that a bowler pockets a hat-trick and goes for sixes sixes in a single over in the same match.

Well, this is exactly what happened with Dananjaya.

It is not a surprise though that the six sixes came off the blade of Kieron Pollard. If there is anyone in world cricket, alongside Hardik Pandya, Andre Russell, Chris Gayle and Glenn Maxwell, whom you expect to do this, it is Kieron Pollard.

And, he did exactly that, getting dismissed off 38 after smacking his runs at a strike rate of 345.45.

Pollard's 11-ball stay at the crease ensured that he had all but killed the chase as West Indies comfortably chased down the 132-run target with almost seven overs to spare and won by four wickets, all thanks to one man.

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