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NEW DELHI: Nepal’s middle-order batter

Dipendra Singh Airee

on Saturday created history, becoming only the third batter to smash

six sixes

in an over in T20 international cricket.
Finisher Dipendra achieved the rare feat during the ACC Premier Cup Group A game against Qatar in Al Amerat as he smashed six back-to-back sixes in the final over of the Nepal innings, powering his side to 210 for 7.

With the remarkable effort, Dipendra joined India’s

Yuvraj Singh

and West Indies’

Kieron Pollard

in the exclusive club.
The 24-year-old is now also the fifth across all internationals to achieve the feat.

Playing his 60th T20I, Dipendra carnage came in the final over of the innings when he ripped apart pacer Kamran Khan, taking him to all corners of the park.
Starting the over at 28 off 15, Dipendra finished on an unbeaten 64 off just 21 balls at the end of the innings.

With a total of three fours and 7 sixes in his 64-run carnage, Dipendra struck the ball at a strike rate of over 307.
However, this is not the first time Dipendra has hit six back-to-back sixes.

During the Asian Games in Hangzhou last year against Mongolia, Dipendra hit six consecutive sixes, spread across two overs.
In that game, Dipendra scored 52 not out in 10 balls as Nepal put up a mammoth 314 for 3 — the first time a team scored 300-plus runs in a T20 game.
Nepal then bowled Mongolia out for 41 in that contest.

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