5 sixes in five balls! Will Jacks goes berserk against Middlesex in a high-scoring T20 Blast clash – Watch

Will Jacks hits five sixes in as many balls in T20 Blast
Image source: Surrey Twitter Will Jacks hits five sixes in as many balls in T20 Blast

The T20 Blast 2023 in England is proving to be a record-breaking edition, with milestones being achieved left, right and center and Thursday (June 22) was no different as Surrey and Middlesex took their chances in recent times. This format produced one of the greatest matches ever. The Oval in London. The home team put up a massive total of 252 runs on the board. Will Jacks was the star opener with the bat for the Chris Jordan-led side.

Jack, who has been sensational in the shorter format of cricket over the past 12 months or so, scored 96 off just 45 balls and demolished the Middlesex bowling attack, especially leg-spinner Luke Hollman. Jack hit five sixes in as many balls in the 11th over of the innings, while Hollman made frequent errors of his length and the opener continued to hit.

The first ball was short and slapped over deep square leg, the second ball was full outside off-stump which was hit by Jack at long-off. A length ball was sent over cow corner on the next delivery, while the next two deliveries had the same result as the balls flew over extra cover and long-on respectively.

Jack was unlucky not to hit the sixth over as well, as he missed a full toss, on which he scored just one run. However, his 30-run blast made sure that Surrey posted a big score on the board in the Men in Pink’s chase.

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However, the efforts of Jacques and his opening partner Laurie Evans went in vain as the Middlesex batsmen made a mockery of the 252-run total. Captain Stephen Eskinazi hit a 39-ball 73 while the likes of Joe Cracknell, Ryan Higgins and Max Holden all contributed to help their team chase down the highest successful chase in Blast history and the second highest in T20s He played his part.

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