Making a return to international cricket after missing out on the entire action in 2018, New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham smashed a 13 ball 47. Playing against Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the series, Neesham hit five sixes in a Thisara Perera over. His cameo at the end brought in runs at a whirlwind rate and that was the difference between the two sides in a high scoring clash at Mount Maunganui.
New Zealand’s imposing total of 371 was given some serious chase by the visitors but Neesham once again struck with three crucial wickets. However, eclipsing centuries by Martin Guptill and Kusal Perera, it was the five sixes in an over that stood out. Today, we look a the first time a batsman achieved the feat in ODI cricket.
In 2007, it was Dmitri Mascarenhas who hit Yuvraj Singh for five sixes in the last over of the innings.