Kevin O’Brien equals record for most sixes hit in a year in T20Is

The Irish batsman, with 35 sixes in 2019 so far, is level with New Zealand’s Colin Munro.

Kevin O'Brien has hit 35 sixes in T20Is in 2019. File Photo: Getty Images

Ireland batsman Kevin O’Brien on Monday equalled the world record for the most sixes hit in a calendar year in men’s T20I cricket.

O’Brien had 34 sixes under his belt before he stepped out on the field to play the T20 World Cup qualifier against Oman. As he struck a six in the match, he equalled the record of New Zealand batsman Colin Munro.

“WORLD RECORD! Kevin O’Brien equals Colin Munro’s record for the most sixes hit in a calendar year in men’s T20I cricket. Just the 35 maximums in T20Is this year for O’Brien!,” T20 World Cup tweeted.

 

O’Brien scored 41 runs off 28 balls to help his team reach a total of 183 en route to a 35-run win.