Allrounder in Australia Daniel Christian showed off his vintage avatar during the fourth T20I against Bangladesh on Saturday. The 38-year-old scored a lightning-fast 39 [15b, 6×5, 4×1] and led the Aussies to their first win in the continuing five-match series.
The highlight of his innings was the five sixes he scored in Bangladesh. Shakib Al-Hasan in the fourth over of the second innings. Each of the five sixes was drawn between the cow corner and the midfield, with a lone miss of the fourth ball of the over.
So, now Christian has become the fourth batsman (among players from full-fledged countries) to hit five or more sixes in an over in T20Is. Yuvraj Singh (6 v England, 2007), Kieron Pollard (6 v Sri Lanka, 2021) and David Miller (5 v Bangladesh, 2017) are the other three batsmen who achieved this feat.
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6️⃣6️⃣6️⃣0️⃣6️⃣6️⃣#DanChristian I did not join Sir Garfield Sobers, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard! 😵🔥
– FanCode (@FanCode) 8 August 2021
Despite Christian’s explosive batting, Australia stumbled to hit a small target of 104 and had to bat until the 19th over to register a win.
After the match, Christian said that the Dhaka field used for the ongoing T20I series was ‘not spectacular’. However, he praised the competitiveness of the matches with a low score. ”
‘It puts so much interest in every ball of the game, every boundary, and tries to save one here that it’s become so important. They can have such a big effect on the game, ‘ he said.
Australia conclude their tour of Bangladesh on Monday (August 9) with the fifth and final match of the series.