At Kardinia Park in Geelong, UAE batsman Junaid Siddique hit a 109-meter six off Sri Lankan bowler Dushmantha Chameera, setting a new record for the longest maximum of the 2022 T20 World Cup.
Some of the biggest hitters in the game showed off their prowess and hammered massive sixes during the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. Here are the top 10 longest sixes thus far in the competition.
- 109 meters against Sri Lanka: Junaid Siddique (UAE)
During their first-round match at Kardinia Park in Geelong, Siddique of the United Arab Emirates hit a 109-meter six over deep midwicket off Sri Lanka pacer Dushmantha Chameera.
- Pakistan’s Iftikhar Ahmed, 106 meters against South Africa
In the 16th over of their Super 12 Group 2 match at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Ahmed hit South African Lungi Ngidi for a 106-meter six off a short ball. Babar Azam’s team defeated the Proteas by a margin of 33 runs (D/L Method) thanks to Ahmed’s magnificent 35-ball 51, which helped Pakistan to a winning total of 185 for nine.
- Odean Smith (WI) 106 meters against Ireland
In the penultimate over of the innings at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Ireland right-arm bowler Mark Adair allowed West Indies all-rounder Smith to smash a massive 106-meter maximum over deep midwicket. However, Ireland scored 147 runs in just 17.3 overs to defeat West Indies in the opening round encounter by a margin of nine wickets.
- David Miller (SA) against India, 104m
In the 14th over of the innings, Miller pounded India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin for a 104-meter six over long-off before following it up with another maximum off the final delivery of the same over. In the Super 12 Group 2 match at Perth Stadium, Miller led South Africa to a five-wicket victory over India with an unbeaten 46-ball 59.
- Rovman Powell (WI), 104 meters against Zimbabwe
West Indies vice skipper Powell assisted his team in reaching 153 for seven with a 21-ball 28 and a 104-meter six off Zimbabwe pacer Blessing Muzarabani in the penultimate over of the game.
- Mitchell Marsh (Australia) 102m vs. Ireland
In the eighth over of the innings, Australia all-rounder Marsh launched Ireland fast-bowler Fionn Hand for a 102-meter six over deep midwicket. In a Super 12 Group 1 match at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, Marsh struck a 22-ball 28, which featured two fours and two sixes, as Australia defeated Ireland by 42 runs.
- Aaron Finch (AUS) against New Zealand, 102 meters
At the Sydney Cricket Ground, Australia’s skipper Aaron Finch sprinted down the wicket at New Zealand speedster Trent Boult and launched a 102-meter six over deep midwicket off the third over of the innings. Finch, however, was only able to score 13 runs off of 11 balls as Australia was defeated by New Zealand by 89 runs in the first Super 12 game.
- 98 meters by Michael Jones (SCO) vs Ireland
During their first-round match at Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Scotland’s Jones hit a 98-meter six over deep square-leg off Irish pacer Josh Little in the 11th over of the innings. However, Ireland emerged victorious when it defeated Scotland by six wickets with six balls remaining.
- Marcus Stoinis (AUS) 98 meters against Sri Lanka
During the 15th over of Australia’s run chase, Stoinis rocked back and lifted Sri Lankan leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga for a 98-metre maximum over wide long-on. At the Perth Stadium, Stoinis scored a half-century in just 17 balls, the fastest by an Australian in a T20I match, as the home team defeated the visiting Super 12 Group 1 team by seven wickets with 21 balls remaining.
- Ireland’s Lorcan Tucker 98 meters vs Australia
In the 16th over of his team’s chase, Ireland’s Tucker swung his willow and launched the ball over long-on for a 98-meter six off Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood. The lone bright spot for Ireland with the bat came from Tucker, who remained unbeaten on 71 off 48 balls as the home team dominated by 42 runs in a Super 12 Group 1 match at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.