Jamaican all-rounder Andre Russell has hit possibly the biggest six of the ongoing Major League Cricket 2023. In the penultimate over of the game, he hit a 108-meter six, a record, which might be difficult to break. However, it is certainly not impossible. Over the years, batters have hit longer sixes than this. Meanwhile, Russell hit that six against Pakistani international, Haris Rauf, who is playing for San Francisco Unicorns.
The incident took place when the Los Angeles Knight Riders needed 50 runs off the last two overs. Rauf bowled a slower one towards the stumps. Russell read it and deposited it over the deep mid-wicket fence. The video of the entire incident has been uploaded on the official Twitter handle of Major League Cricket.
Watch the video here
ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT METERS!💪
Andre Russell with a SHOT TO THE MOON!🌕 pic.twitter.com/WHYt9HGD1M
— Major League Cricket (@MLCricket) July 19, 2023
Talking about the game, the Unicorns won the toss and elected to bat first. After all, in the first seven games of the tournament before this, teams batting first have won invariably. Meanwhile, batting first, San Francisco had a great start with Australia international, Matthew Wade and New Zealand’s Finn Allen put together 88 runs with the former doing the heavy lifting.
Allen scored 20 before being caught behind by US international, Jaskaran Malhotra off skipper Sunil Narine. Marcus Stoinis (37 off 18) continued his merry ways with the bat. Apart from this, former New Zealand international, Corey Anderson (39 off 20) also played a massive role in the team reaching 212/7, the highest team total in the tournament. Wade scored 78 off 41 balls.
In reply, the Knight Riders had a great start with England’s Jason Roy (45 off 21) starting well. However, Haris Rauf sent him packing. On the other hand, Unmukt Chand (20) couldn’t kick on while Canada international, Nitish Kumar (31) did well but his stay was cut short. Thanks to losing the wickets of Jaskaran Malhotra and Rilee Rossouw to Shadab Khan, the purple brigade fell behind in the game. Despite the best efforts of Narine and Russell, the team lost the game by 21 runs.