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Western Railway batsman hits six sixes in an over

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SportsCafe Desk

12/01/2016

Western Railway's middle-order batsman Sagar Mishra has joined an elite company of players after hitting six consecutive sixes in an over. The 23-year-old batsman hit an incredible nine sixes off the final 11 balls scoring 91 runs off just 49 balls in a Times Shield 'B' Division match against RCF.

Mishra, who scored just 51 runs off his first 35 balls, took his score to 91 in the next 11 balls. Mishra, who is usually sent in just before the tailender was promoted up the order to up the run rate.

"I'm an allrounder. I bat at five and six, which means that I have to bat with the tail. I needed to develop my game accordingly, because the opponents tend to spread the field. I needed to learn how to clear the field," Mishra said in an interview with TOI.

"I was promoted to No.4, because their left-arm spinner was bowling well and I was sent to up the scoring rate. I just played normally, according to the situation. My only regret is that I couldn't complete my hundred."

After dispatching the first five balls of Tushar Kumare's over across the fence, the batsman suffered a cramp in his leg and needed medical assistant. He did, however, recover to complete the job.

"After the fifth six, I suffered a severe cramp in my leg and had to lie down on the ground and drink some lemonade. Kumare bowled the final ball of that over on my legs, but I managed to smash him over deep mid-wicket for a six," he added. 

"The first was straight over the sight screen, the next over mid off the backfoot, then third was over long on, the fourth over deep mid-wicket, the fifth went down the ground and the last was a slog sweep over deep mid wicket."

"It's a dream come true. I remember watching Yuvraj Singh's six sixes in an over on TV nine years back. Never did I imagine that I'd do something similar."

Kumare showed his humble side after the game as he praised the batsman on achieving the feat. Western Railway's coach also complimented the batsman calling him a "good prospect" for the Railways.

"His stroke-play was superb. For me, his best six was the one he hit off the back-foot over mid-off," said the RCF bowler.

"It's a difficult shot to hit. He bowls good left-arm spin, and is a good fielder too. He's a good prospect for the Railways," Lad added.

The left-handed batsman made his First Class debut for Western Railway last year against Mumbai at the Wankhede.

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