On this Day, 1985: Ravi Shastri's six sixes

Against Baroda in a Ranji Trophy contest at home, Bombay's Ravi Shastri targeted part-time spinner Tilak Raj. This was en route to an unbeaten 200. Here, he hits his first six of the over, over the leg side. Photo: The Hindu Archives
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Shastri skips down the track to play a belligerent stroke, for his second six of the over. Shastri's innings was studded with 13 fours and 13 sixes. Photo: The Hindu Archives
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Off the third delivery, Shastri hits another six, this time through the off side. His attack eventually helped Bombay declare its second innings closed at 457 for 7. Photo: The Hindu Archives
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This time, he seems to hit the ball straight down the ground. Shastri's eventual strike-rate was an astonishing 162.60. Photo: The Hindu Archives
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Shastri, off the fifth ball, seems to hit the ball again down the ground. Photo: The Hindu Archives
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The sixth six is through the leg side, as Shastri joins Garry Sobers in registering six sixes in a single over in a first-class match. Bombay eventually fell short of victory by three wickets. Photo: The Hindu Archives
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