AUS vs WI: Kyle Mayers' jaw-dropping back-foot punch for six floors netizens
Kyle Mayers' six off Cameron Green hit the second tier of the Metricon Stadium.
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West Indies and Australia are currently playing a two-match T20I series as part of their preparation for the T20 World Cup 2022 and the first game went on to be a low scoring encounter. Dropped catches proved to be too costly for the visitors as their spirited bowling effort could not stop Australia from chasing down the target. Aaron Finch played a fine knock of 58 off 53 balls after coming in at four and helped the hosts take a lead of 1-0 in the series.
One of the eye grasping moments from the first T20I was when upcoming sensation Kyle Mayers hit a mammoth six off Cameron Green in the cover region. Mayers was sent up the order to open the innings and the left hander showed a lot of positive intent right from the word go. He played some terrific shots, however, the lofted six off the backfoot against Green stood out separately.
In the fourth over of the innings, Green pitched it slightly shorter and Mayers was on the backfoot straightaway. While most of the batters would have cut it or square driven it, Mayers took a different route and lofted it over the cover region extraordinarily. The enormous power of Mayers alongside the timing took the ball into the second tier of the Metricon Stadium.
The commentators on air were amazed by the incredible shot from Mayers and such has been the drastic growth of the modern-day batters. The video of Mayers' shot went viral on social media and experts around the world had their say on it.
Here’s the video of Kyle Mayers' shot leaving commentators astonished:
Mayers ended up as the top run-scorer for his side in the first T20I with his 39-run knock off 36 balls which included five fours and a six. He started off the blocks quickly but slowed up once the innings progressed. The 30-year-old is expected to play a big part in the upcoming T20 World Cup 2022 for the West Indies side.