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WATCH: Thisara Perera smashes 6 sixes in an over, becomes first Sri Lankan to achieve the feat


Left-handed batsman Thisara Perera on Sunday (March 29) turned the first Sri Lankan to hit six sixes in an over in any type of skilled cricket throughout a home match.

The 31-year-old achieved the feat throughout his unbeaten 13-ball 52 whereas captaining Sri Lanka Army in a bunch match towards Bloomfield Cricket and Athletic Club in the Major Clubs Limited Over List A match at the Army Ground in Panagoda city.

Here’s the video of Perera’s 6 sixes

(*6*) by a Sri Lankan in List A cricket, after former Sri Lanka all-rounder Kaushalya Weeraratne”s 12-ball fifty in 2005.

Perera got here in to bat at No. 5 with 20 balls remaining in their innings that was truncated to 41-overs-a-side. Part-time off-spinner Dilhan Cooray was the bowler at the receiving finish of Perera”s onslaught.

Perera is the ninth cricketer in the world to have achieved this feat in skilled cricket, after Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whiteley, Hazratullah Zazai, Leo Carter, and not too long ago Kieron Pollard.

Perera has performed six Tests, 166 ODIs, and 64 T20 Internationals.

Also, Perera has performed for six Indian Premier League (IPL) groups in his profession, together with CSK in IPL 2010. Perera picked 31 wickets and scored 422 runs in 37 IPL matches. His breakthrough 12 months was in 2013 with Sunsrisers Hyderabad the place he picked 19 wickets.



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