Andre Russell smashes 6IXTY: West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell is known for his power-hitting and he did the same once again in the ongoing 6IXTY tournament. The Trinbago Knight Riders all-rounder hit six consecutive sixes in their match against the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, scoring 72 runs in just 24 balls on Saturday.
Russell’s scintillating innings had a total of eight sixes and five fours. Dominic Drakes was the first bowler to face Russell’s wrath as he hit the medium pacer for four sixes in the last four balls of the seventh over. He then welcomed spinner John-Russ Jaggesar, who came to bowl with two sixes in the eighth over.
As per the rules of the tournament, the batsmen do not switch sides after the end of an over.
Watch the video of Andre Russell smashes 6IXTY attack below:
Russell went on to hit Jaggesar for a boundary on the third ball before being dismissed against the spinner in the same over.
Russell’s knock saw Trinbago Knight Riders post a massive 155/5 in 10 overs. Tim Seifert scored 22 runs in 13 balls and Tion Webster scored 22 runs in 10. Seekuge Prasanna scored 19 runs in 5 balls.
In response, the Patriots put up a strong fight, but were ultimately defeated by three runs. Andre Fletcher scored 33 runs in 15 balls, while Sherfane Rutherford scored 50 runs in just 15 balls, which included seven sixes. Drakes scored an unbeaten 33 off 10 balls as the Patriots finished at 152/4 after 10 overs.