‘Biggest six ever?’ – Liam Livingstone launches Haris Rauf for a magnificent six in the 2nd T20I against Pakistan
Liam Livingstone smashed three sixes in his 23-ball 38 runs in the second T20I against Pakistan.
Updated - Jul 19, 2021 10:42 am
England hard-hitting batter Liam Livingstone is making batting look ridiculously easy in the three-match T20I series against Pakistan. If in the first T20I he smashed the fastest fifty and hundred for England, then in the second game, he went a notch further showing off his hitting skills by smashing the ball not only out of the stadium but into a totally another one.
In the second T20I, the situation was slightly different for the right-hand batter. England were in a much more commanding position than they were in the first game.
The home side batted first, unlike in 1st T20I where the side was chasing a steep target. With Jos Buttler back, the home side got off to a good start and were cruising along at 85 for two, when Moen Ali just departed for a quickfire 36.
In walked Livingstone at number five and Pakistan knew they could not relax, considering what damage he did when he smashed 103 off just 43 balls in the last game. The right-hand batter this time had a quiet start and was just two runs off three balls. But things changed rapidly for the 24-year-old when Haris Rauf came to bowl, as he smashed the bowler for a huge six to get going.
Liam Livingstone launches one into the orbit of Haris Rauf’s bowling
The first six gave the hard-hitting batter the confidence to get going and dispatched the Pakistani bowlers to all parts of the ground. Even Imad Wasim was not spared, as Livingstone smashed the off-spinner for a huge six. But the moment of the match undoubtedly came when Rauf bowled the 15th over.
As soon as the bowler delivered the ball, the right-hand batter nonchalantly deposited the ball, using his long-laver to the second tier of the stadium, the commentators thought.
But it seemed the ball just went to a nearby rugby stadium, to the utter dismay of Rauf, who just shrugged his shoulders and went of to bowl his next five balls. Livingstone ended up scoring 38 off 23 balls and, Rauf endured a horrible day, by conceding 48 runs in his allotted quota of four overs.
In the end, England comfortably won the match by 45 runs to level the series 1-1.
Biggest six ever?! 😱 @LeedsRhinos, can we have our ball back? 😉
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 18, 2021