Six sixes in overs: Jaskaran Malhotra of the United States next to Gibbs

Six sixes in overs: Jaskaran Malhotra of the United States next to Gibbs

Six balls in one over, sixes per ball! Does that happen all the time? In cricket, though rare, he has a record of hitting six sixes in an over. This time, US batsman Jaskaran Malhotra has joined the record. He hit six sixes in one over in the second ODI of the series against Papua New Guinea today (Thursday) at the Al Amarat Cricket Stadium in Oman.

At the end of the 49th over, the United States scored 235 runs for 9 wickets. Jaskaran Malhotra, who was unbeaten on 137 off 117 balls, hit 10 sixes. However, the real violence was in the last over, on Papua New Guinea's Gaudi Tokar. He became the second batsman in ODI history to hit six sixes in an over.

Gibbs became the first player in international cricket to hit six sixes in an over by Lodevic von Bang of the Netherlands in the 2007 ODI World Cup.

India's Yuvraj Singh and West Indies' Kieron Pollard have hit six sixes in an over so far in the International Twenty20.