Cricket has always been one of the most exciting sports to watch in the world, especially when games go down to a nail-biting finish. The shorter formats of the game have produced some improbable matches and their most overwhelming aspect is the last ball sixes that have cropped up every now and then.
One ball to go, one big hit to win the match and some cricketers have stepped up when it mattered the most. Here are such cricketers who smashed last ball sixes:
1. Javed Miandad
The most famous last ball six in the history of cricket belongs to none other than Pakistani legend Javed Miandad. In a crunch India-Pakistan clash, the Pakistani smashed an unfortunate Chetan Sharma for six and took Pakistan over the line on the last ball.
2. Darren Bravo
The younger brother of the Bravo brother, Dareen Dravo took his T20 side, Trinidad to a remarkable win in the CPL. Needing 6 off the last ball, Bravo put away a short one to the mid-wicket region, clearing the boundary with ease.
3. Ryan Harris
The Australian domestic league has witnessed some magnificent knocks and Ryan Harris pulled a win out of the jaws of defeat with his innings. Needing 5 runs off the last delivery, he smokes one over long-on to win the South Australian Redbacks the game.
4. Liam Plunkett
The Englishman Liam Plunkett is better known more for his bowling, but he stepped up when his nation needed him and smashed one over long-off. Needing 7 off 1 ball, Plunkett tied the match for England versus Sri Lanka with the last ball hit.
5. Azhar Mahmood
The Pakistani all-rounder Azhar Mahmood practices in the English county scene and is also known to play the big innings whenever required. Here, he hits a huge one to take Surrey over the line in a T20 game against Gloucestershire.
6. MS Dhoni
In a legendary over, Captain Cool MS Dhoni amassed as many as 23 runs off Axar Patel that finished in two major sixes in the last two balls of the over, fastening his legacy once again as one of the best finishers to have ever played the game of cricket.
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