Dhaka: In the first match of the T20 tri-series played at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Bangladesh, it took 7 sixes in a row. Afghanistan's Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah Zadran combined for 7 sixes on 7 balls and played a key role in defeating Zimbabwe by 28 runs.
In fact, it was seven sixes in the 17th and 18th overs of the innings. Tandi Chatara came to throw the 17th over of the innings, Mohammed Nabi hit four consecutive sixes in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth balls of the same over. Neville Madziva then came in 18th over and Najibullah Zadran reached the batting end. He struck out 3 sixes on three balls. So both Bangladesh batsmen hit 7 sixes in 7 consecutive balls.
However, after the match, people on social media also mentioned Yuvraj Singh's six consecutive sixes. Yuvraj set a world record with six sixes in one over against England. The third team of the tri-series is hosts Bangladesh. With Saturday's win, Afghanistan registered their 11th consecutive victory in the T20. Zimbabwe has played 8 matches against Afghanistan so far and has suffered defeats in all.