At sixes and sevens

Lazily scanning the cricket scores, I noticed that Yuvraj Singh had hit 13 “sixes” in his 121-ball innings of 172 versus a Sri Lankan XI.

So that got me thinking. Surely that must be a record in 50-over cricket? Then I read on, and found the answer.

Apparently, Yuvraj does not hold the record. Last year, Namibia’s Gary Snyman hit 17 sixes against UAE.

Now how did I miss that? I wonder. UAE. Namibia. First-class cricket. I wonder.

3 thoughts on “At sixes and sevens”

  1. The innings sort of gets devalued due to its ‘List A’ status vs. ‘First Class’. Let’s see how he goes in Dambulla.

    Yuvraj is in danger of becoming a ‘Carl Hooper’ like story in Test cricket… a player with 50+ avg. potential but coasting along @ 35.

  2. Would love to see your comments after India folded the way it did. We couldnt score Yuvraj’s score in the practice game.
    BTW, yet to hear your take on “Carrom Ball”

  3. Speaking of unlikely cricket records, who is (as far as records show) the only English schoolboy to have performed the double – 100 wickets and 1000 runs? What year, which school?

Let me know what you think

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.