Many of the batters clear boundary ropes with help of sheer power but some make these strokes beautiful to watch with their sublime timing. Kyle Mayers produced one of the most glorious shots on Wednesday hitting a mammoth 104-meter six with a backfoot punch to Cameron Green in the first T20I.
West Indies are up against Australia in a two-match T20I series as they prepare for the World Cup to be played later this month. After winning the toss, the hosts chose to bowl first with an intent to optimise the playing conditions which are helpful for pace and bounce. West Indies lost the wicket of Johnson Charles early in the innings even as Kyle Mayers on the other end continued to middle the ball right from the start. His innings involved an impressive cover drive early off a Mitchell Starc delivery but his six on the backfoot against Cameron Green was easily the most spectacular moment.
Bowling the fourth over of the innings, Cameron Green delivered a short ball outside off. Mayers shifted his weight on the backfoot and punched the ball through the covers. Played through the air with pure timing, the ball flew off the bat and sailed 105 meters away into the stands, making for a beautiful watch.
The connection achieved by Mayers to smack the ball into the second tier of the stands evidently impressed the spectators. They cheered on the left-hander for his timing and elegance even though Mayers was eventually dismissed on 39 by Pat Cummins.
Kyle Mayers has to be one of the most underrated players in the world.— IPL 2022 (@iplthebest) October 5, 2022
Remember an ODI recently against NZ where he played some of the unbelievable shots you will ever see against Lockie Ferguson.
How do you check drive a six off back-foot? Just ridiculous from Mayers #AUSvWI— Ahsan Iftikhar Nagi (@ahsannagi) October 5, 2022
What a shot Mayers 🔥 #AusvsWI— Jigar Mehta (@jigsactin) October 5, 2022
You don't see this every day
Wow. Wow. Wow. You don't see that kind of shot everyday. Just wow.. Mayers boyyyy. 🔥🔥🙌— Abhishek Hanbar (@abhi_ph17) October 5, 2022
K Mayers is just hit 105 M six over extra cover Beast🔥👌 #AUSvWI— Aamir Aziz Afridi (@Mezii_Afridi) October 5, 2022
Cricket porn from Kyle Mayers. A 105 m six over sweeper cover 🔥🔥🔥pic.twitter.com/XOWHOnHWCA— tea_addict 🇮🇳 (@on_drive23) October 5, 2022
What even was that Kyle Mayers six?! Goddamn. Unreal.— El Chopernos (@El_Chopernos) October 5, 2022
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