On Tuesday night, Rajasthan Royal and Chennai Super Kings combined to hit 33 sixes, the most in a match. Two years ago, a contest between CSK and RCB had produced the same number of sixes.
As Rajasthan Royals trumped Chennai Super Kings by 16 runs in a run-fest on Tuesday, both teams equalled a six-hitting record from two years ago. A total of 33 sixes were hit in Match 4 of the IPL 2020.
Rajasthan Royals’ Sanju Samson in Match 4 of the IPL 2020 knocking the stuffing out of CSK’s bowlers. Samson bludgeoned nine sixes, aided by Steve Smith’s four. Later on, in the final stages of the first innings, England all-rounder Jofra Archer went berserk scoring 27 not out off eight with four sixes as RR finished on a strong 216/7 – a combined 17 sixes in the innings.
In reply, CSK opener Watson struck four sixes in his innings of 33 off 21 balls. Faf du Plessis, the team’s top scorer with 72 off 37, brought CSK back into the match as his innings included seven sixes. Even England all-rounder, who’s proven to be quite the revolution with the bat, hammered a couple of sixes in his innings of 17 off six.
Finally, 38 runs needed off the last over, the match was beyond reach for CSK, but Dhoni got some match time and opened his arms, hitting fast bowler Tom Curran for a hat-trick of sixes, which made it a total of 33 sixes in the match.