Kevin O'Brien equals world record for most T20I sixes in a calendar year

Sport360 staff 19:10 21/10/2019
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Ireland's cricketer Kevin O'Brien celebrates after scoring a century (100 runs) during the ICC Cricket World cup match between England and Ireland at The M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on March 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO/ DIBYANGSHU SARKAR (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Ireland all-rounder Kevin O’Brien equaled Colin Munro’s record for the most number of sixes in T20I cricket in a calendar year whilst batting against Oman in the 2020 World T20 qualifiers in Abu Dhabi.

Colin Munro set the record in 2018 with 35 sixes. Opening the batting for Ireland, the 35-year-old O’Brien provided a rollicking start with a knock of 41 from 28 deliveries. He struck four boundaries and one record-equalling six during his stay at the crease.

Ireland registered a convincing win in the game after posting 183 in the first innings, beating Oman by 35 runs.

In 2019, O’Brein has registered 35 sixes in the shortest format. Overall, he has managed forty sixes in international cricket this year. Only Rohit Sharma (60), Chris Gayle (58) and Eoin Morgan (45) have cleared the boundary more number of times in 2019.

The veteran all-rounder is the first player in Ireland’s history to score a century in T20Is and Tests.

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