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10th January 1985: Ravi Shastri Hits Six Sixes In an Over

Cricketnext Staff |January 10, 2019, 1:35 PM IST
10th January 1985: Ravi Shastri Hits Six Sixes In an Over

Even before the likes of Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh became famous for smashing six sixes in an over, former India all-rounder Ravi Shastri had made the headlines for achieving this feat way back in 1985.

It was during this innings only that Shastri scored the fastest ever double hundred ever in terms of time - in just 113 minutes and it took him just 123 balls. Also this was just the second time anyone hit six sixes in an over, the first being Gary Sobers in 1968.

The bowler on the receiving end was Tilak Raj. Shastri's slam-bang innings had come a week after his marathon century against England at Calcutta. As far as the match is concerned, it was a drab draw.

In the first innings, Bombay scored 371 runs, with G Parkar making 170. In reply, Baroda made 330 runs. Bombay then took charge and scored a mammoth 457 runs in the third innings. Baroda just hung on, as when the match finished, they were 81/7, chasing a target of 499.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
2
AUS
6 5 1 0 10 +0.84
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
6 4 2 0 8 +1.45
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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