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Cricket News Seven Balls, Seven Consecutive Sixes! Yes, This Happened In T20 Match Between Afghanistan And Zimbabwe

first_imgNew Delhi: When one takes about consecutive sixes in Twenty20 Internationals, Yuvraj Singh’s decimation of Stuart Broad in the 2007 World T20 clash in Durban comes to light. Yuvraj smashed six sixes in one over bowled by Broad and it was the third instance in cricket where this feat was achieved. However, in the game between Afghanistan and Zimbabwe at the Sher-e-Bangla stadium in Mirpur on Saturday, a unique event was witnessed in which seven balls witnessed seven consecutive sixes. Mohammad Nabi and Najibullah had started building a partnership and Tendai Chatara was bowling the 17th over. Aftr the first two balls went for singles, the third ball was a short ball from Chatara and Nabi dispatched it over deep square leg for the first six. The fourth ball was full but Nabi punched a flat six straight down the ground. The fifth ball completed the hat-trick of sixes as Nabi thumped a full toss over deep midwicket for a six. The sixth ball witnessed the fourth six in the over and Nabi thumped the delivery inside out over extra cover. Having seen Nabi hit four consecutive sixes, it was the turn of Najibullah to get going and he decided to target Neville Madziva. The bowler bowled the first delivery short and Najibullah pummelled the pull shot to deep square leg. The second delivery resulted in the sixth consecutive six as Najibullah swatted a short ball to deep square leg for yet anither six. The seventh consecutive six was completed in the third ball as Najibullah scooped a full toss over fine leg for a six. The carnage ended when the batsman sliced a full and wide ball to deep backward point for a boundary and he notched up his fifty off 22 balls. Also Read | WATCH: Clash between Afghanistan and Pakistan fans during ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match in LeedsThe partnership between Najibullah and Nabi resulted in 107 runs in just 40 balls as Afghanistan notched up 197/5. In response, Zimbabwe never got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals. Brendan Taylor smashed a quick 27 off 16 balls while Regis Chakabva managed 42 off 22 balls but Rashid Khan, the Afghanistan captain was the star as they notched up a 41-run win.Also Read | I don’t play for ACB or Gulbadin Naib, I play for Afghanistan: Rashid KhanThis was Zimbabwe’s second loss in the tri-series, having earlier lost in the final over to Bangladesh but this was also their eighth consecutive loss against Afghanistan, making it their wost losing streak against an opposition. This was also their 11th straight win in the Twenty20 International format, having begun the streak during the Twenty20 series against Zimbabwe in the United Arab Emirates in 2018.Afghanistan will next take on Bangladesh in the next match on September 15 and this will be the last match in Mirpur before a three-day break for the next round of matches will take place at the Zahue Ahmed Chowdhury stadium in Chattogram. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Antonio Brown trade: 9 Opta facts over WR’s 9 seasons with Steelers

first_imgStatDenver BroncosKansas City ChiefsLos Angeles ChargersGames363Catches (single-game high)29 (16)38 (9)17 (10)Receiving yards (single-game high)330 (189)563 (155)234 (154)Touchdowns (single-game high)2 (2)4 (2)2 (2)— In 2018, only two Raiders wide receivers topped 100 receiving yards in a game (Amari Cooper twice and Jordy Nelson once) and none caught multiple touchdown passes in a game. Brown topped 100 yards five times and had multiple touchdown catches in three different games.— Since 2010, only Rob Gronkowski has more touchdown receptions than Brown. However, Brown has never caught a touchdown pass from a quarterback not named Ben Roethlisberger.— In the seven regular-season games that Roethlisberger did not start since 2010, Brown has been targeted 53 times and caught 30 passes for 405 yards and no touchdowns (averages of 7.6 targets and 4.3 catches for 57.9 yards). When Roethlisberger starts, Brown averages 9.9 targets and 6.6 catches for 87.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He has topped 100 receiving yards in two of the seven games Roethlisberger did not start. NFL trade news: Antonio Brown dealt to Raiders StatNumberNFL rankReceptions8371stReceiving yards11,2071stReceiving TDs742ndTargets1,2892ndYards/Game86.24th— Since the start of the 2010 season, Brown has caught 159 passes for at least 20 yards, the second most in the league.— Over that same span, Brown has 36 touchdowns of at least 20 yards, the most in the league.— Brown has scored 20 of his touchdowns in the final two minutes of games, the second-most since 2010.— Brown led the league with 15 touchdown catches in 2018. Oakland receivers combined for nine touchdown receptions last year.— Brown has tallied 100+ catches, 1,200+ receiving yards and 8+ receiving touchdowns in each of the last six seasons. No Raider has ever put up those numbers in a single season.The last Raider to:StatPlayer (Total)SeasonCatch 100+ passes in a seasonTim Brown (104)1997 (Only player in franchise history to do so)Record 1,200+ receiving yards in a seasonJerry Rice (1,211)2002Catch 8+ touchdown passes in a seasonMichael Crabtree (8)2017Brown’s career numbers against AFC West opponents: After weeks of speculation, Antonio Brown is moving on from Pittsburgh and heading to Oakland.The disgruntled Steelers receiver hinted Sunday on social media that he has been dealt to the Raiders after asking for a trade from the team that selected him with a sixth-round draft pick just under a decade ago. Here we take a look at nine facts about Brown over his nine-year career in Pittsburgh with the help of our colleagues at Opta. (If you like what you see here, give @OptaJerry — the official Twitter page for Opta’s NFL and NCAA stats-driven football coverage — a follow on Twitter.)— Brown was drafted into the league prior to the 2010 season. Since then, he has been one of the most dominant wideouts in the NFL. Related Newslast_img read more