Jaskaran Malhotra shot his direction into the record books by turning out to be just the fourth worldwide cricketer by and large and second in ODIs to crush six sixes in an over. He ends up in world class organization with Yuvraj Singh, Herschelle Gibbs and Kieron Pollard to accomplish the desired accomplishment. Malhotra’s six sixes in the last over of the USA innings ended up being the ideal epilog for a daring innings of 173* off 124 balls. Malhotra’s work would likewise proceed to turn into the most elevated individual score at number 5 in ODIs.
He deified PNG’s Gaudi Toka in the record books alongside any semblance of Stuart Broad, Daan Van Bunge and Akila Dananjaya, but notoriously. Toka got pulverized over long on off a length ball on center and leg, smacked over the additional cover fence off an endeavored wide off the wrinkle yorker and clubbed over a full ball on off stump in his initial three conveyances. The torrent of sixes made Toka circumvent the wicket, however Malhotra was upto the errand shimming across outside his off-stump cudgeling one over long on. Toka changed to over the wicket for the last two conveyances. Yet, Malhotra who was in finished zen mode currently went down on one knee, cross batted a straight six on the fifth ball. Toka, totally influenced over by hugeness of the event clasped under tension and bowled a succulent full throw on Malhotra’s hip on the 6th ball which the batsman appropriately set aside over the square leg fence.
Malhotra came into bat with USA problematically positioned at 27 for 3 in the tenth over. Making a rebound into the public group following a rest of two years, Malhotra made a mindful beginning. He struck his first of 16 sixes off his fifteenth ball with an incredible space over mid off’s head. He raised his 50 off 48 balls with consecutive sixes off PNG chief Assad Valla. Malhotra kept on going on his happy ways with the bat even as wickets began tumbling from the opposite end. He raised his hundred in the 45th over off his 102nd conveyance, ultimately proceeding to loot 73 in his last 22 conveyances. USA scored up 271 for 9 in their 50 overs. The PNG outfit looked gobsmacked from Malhotra’s attack and sunk to a 134-run rout later on.
Records tumbled in Muscat as Malhotra additionally delegated himself as the principal centurion in ODI cricket for USA in their seventeenth ODI generally speaking. It is a declaration to his wellness that he pulled off this long distance race innings in intense warmth in Oman. Batting in an ODI following two years, Malhotra obviously showed the way to the remainder of the hitters proceeding to score over 60% of the all out runs for his side.
USA currently play Nepal and Oman in the World Cup League 2 tri series from September 13.