West Indies Set Record for Most Sixes in a Single ICC T20 World Cup Edition

In an exhilarating display of power hitting, the West Indies cricket team set a new record for the most sixes in a single edition of the ICC T20 World Cup. During their Super 8 clash against South Africa at Antigua, the Caribbean side smashed seven sixes, surpassing Australia‘s previous record of 57 sixes in the 2010 edition. This feat took their total to an impressive 62 sixes in the ongoing tournament.

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The West Indies’ ability to clear the boundary consistently has been a hallmark of their campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Their record-breaking performance was highlighted in their match against South Africa, where despite a hard-fought three-wicket defeat, they managed to make history. The Caribbean team’s aggressive batting style has captivated fans and cemented their reputation as the masters of power-hitting in T20 cricket.

Match Recap: West Indies vs South Africa

South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first. The West Indies found themselves in early trouble, reduced to 5/2. However, an 81-run partnership between Kyle Mayers (35 off 34 balls, with three fours and two sixes) and Roston Chase (52 off 42 balls, with three fours and two sixes) brought them back into the game. The South African bowlers, led by Tabraiz Shamsi (3/27), continued to strike at regular intervals, restricting the West Indies to 135/8 in their 20 overs.

In response, South Africa’s run-chase was interrupted by rain, adjusting their target to 123 runs in 17 overs. Despite early setbacks and a challenging 50-50 situation at 110/7 in 15.2 overs, Marco Jansen (21*) and Kagiso Rabada (5*) managed to find crucial boundaries, guiding South Africa to victory with five balls and three wickets to spare. Roston Chase was the standout bowler for the West Indies, finishing with figures of 3/12.

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Unbeaten South Africa March to Semifinals

With this victory, South Africa completed their Super 8 campaign undefeated, securing their place in the semifinals with three wins from three matches. England joined them in the semifinals, finishing with two wins and a loss. Unfortunately, the hosts, West Indies, were knocked out of the tournament, managing only one win in their three Super 8 matches.

The West Indies’ record-breaking achievement of hitting the most sixes in a single ICC T20 World Cup edition underscores their aggressive and entertaining approach to the game. While their journey in the tournament has ended, their performances have left an indelible mark on the competition. As the semifinals approach, cricket fans around the world will be watching to see if any team can match the West Indies’ power-hitting prowess.

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In an exhilarating display of power hitting, the West Indies cricket team set a new record for the most sixes in a single edition of the ICC T20 World Cup. During their Super 8 clash against South Africa at Antigua, the Caribbean side smashed seven sixes, surpassing Australia's previous record of 57 sixes in the 2010 edition. This feat took their total to an impressive 62 sixes in the ongoing tournament.

The West Indies' ability to clear the boundary consistently has been a hallmark of their campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. Their record-breaking performance was highlighted in their match against South Africa, where despite a hard-fought three-wicket defeat, they managed to make history. The Caribbean team's aggressive batting style has captivated fans and cemented their reputation as the masters of power-hitting in T20 cricket.

Match Recap: West Indies vs South Africa

South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first. The West Indies found themselves in early trouble, reduced to 5/2. However, an 81-run partnership between Kyle Mayers (35 off 34 balls, with three fours and two sixes) and Roston Chase (52 off 42 balls, with three fours and two sixes) brought them back into the game. The South African bowlers, led by Tabraiz Shamsi (3/27), continued to strike at regular intervals, restricting the West Indies to 135/8 in their 20 overs.

In response, South Africa’s run-chase was interrupted by rain, adjusting their target to 123 runs in 17 overs. Despite early setbacks and a challenging 50-50 situation at 110/7 in 15.2 overs, Marco Jansen (21*) and Kagiso Rabada (5*) managed to find crucial boundaries, guiding South Africa to victory with five balls and three wickets to spare. Roston Chase was the standout bowler for the West Indies, finishing with figures of 3/12.

Unbeaten South Africa March to Semifinals

With this victory, South Africa completed their Super 8 campaign undefeated, securing their place in the semifinals with three wins from three matches. England joined them in the semifinals, finishing with two wins and a loss. Unfortunately, the hosts, West Indies, were knocked out of the tournament, managing only one win in their three Super 8 matches.

The West Indies’ record-breaking achievement of hitting the most sixes in a single ICC T20 World Cup edition underscores their aggressive and entertaining approach to the game. While their journey in the tournament has ended, their performances have left an indelible mark on the competition. As the semifinals approach, cricket fans around the world will be watching to see if any team can match the West Indies' power-hitting prowess.

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