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‘Can’t believe it’: Batter stuns cricket with back-to-back one hand sixes


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Spanish batter Muhammad Babar has left jaws on the floor after blasting back-to-back sixes while swinging with just one hand.

In game five of a five-match European Cricket League T10 series, the Czech Republic set 7/117 for Spain to chase.

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Spain, who won all five of the matches and had smashed scores of 6/206 and 3/184 earlier in the series, made short work of the chase.

This was mainly thanks to Babar who hit 83 not out off just 26 balls, belting nine sixes and five fours as Spain won the match by nine wickets with 17 balls remaining.

But it wasn’t just that Baber exploded with the bat, it was how he brought up the runs that raised eyebrows.

With the score 1/97 in the seventh over, Babar went for a big shot, choosing to go one handed.

The first time he tried, the ball went straight up in the air but somehow fell in the gap.

“Have you seen anything like this?” the commentator said. “Muhammad Babar goes for a one-handed shot and he’s going to get two.”

But if the commentator was impressed by that, his jaw was on the floor after the next two balls.

Swinging hard with one hand, Babar held onto the bat, blasting the next ball over the fence.

“Would you believe it? Babar is in the house,” the commentator screamed. “He tried it once and got it wrong — the bat went flying out of his hand — and this time he does it.

“That is incredible. Muhammad Babar has just smashed a one-handed six. Crazy stuff.”

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So you can only imagine how nuts the commentator went when the next ball went even further.

“I can’t believe this, oh I can’t believe it,” the commentator screamed. “He has done it again.

“This is sensational. Babar is playing with them like he’s playing with the kids — this is international cricket.”

Well, kinda.

Freelance cricket writer Kausthub Gudipati tweeted: “If you want “one tip one hand” given out, then ‘one hand six’ shall be given 12 runs?”

Pakistan cricket content creator Farid Khan added: “Babar hits one-handed six for Spain. Crazy scenes. I cannot believe it. This is not allowed! Stop it”.

Another fan wrote: “The funniest thing about all of this is the commentator calling it international cricket”.

While there was certainly some disbelief, the European Cricket League often makes headlines for some of the more village moments.

But as Muhammad Babar has shown, it can also deliver moments of brilliance and absurd stats.

Last year in the European Cricket Series, Catalunya Jaguar batter Hamza Saleem Dar hit 22 sixes and 14 fours in a 43-ball 193 in a T10 match.

For those who don’t know, a T10 match means each team gets to face just 60 legal balls.

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