England’s 24-year-old batsman Will Jacks exploded in the Vitality Blast at home. Surrey and Middlesex meet on Thursday (June 22). In this match, Surrey scored 252 runs on the strength of Jax’s stormy innings. However, the Middlesex batsmen also literally poured in the runs and won the match. Jacks hit five consecutive sixes in this match.
The match between the two teams was played at The Oval Stadium in England. Middlesex won the toss and invited Surrey to bat first. Surrey team represented by Will Jacks scored 252 runs in 20 overs. In this Jaksuch contributed 96 runs off 45 balls individually. Luke Hallman () came to bowl in the 11th over of Surrey’s innings. Will Jacks started hitting sixes from the very first ball of this over. After hitting five sixes in the first five balls, he could not play the last ball properly. The Middlesex spinner bowled a full toss off the last ball, leaving Jacks unguessed.
Will Jacks was part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore team in IPL 2023. However, he could not play due to injury. Will Jacks could not join the list of Yuvraj Singh, Herschel Gibbs and Kieron Pollard as he hit just one six. Many compared it with Rinku Singh’s five overs in the IPL. While playing for Kolkata Knight Riders, Rinkoon hit five sixes off the last five balls against Gujarat Titans to lead the team to victory. The video of these sixes of Will Jacks is going viral right now.
Exceptional batting from Will Jacks
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Overall the match between the two teams, Middlesex had a target of 253 runs to win, which they achieved with 4 balls to spare and 7 wickets to spare. Their openers Stephen Istinazi and Joe Cracknell put on 90 runs in just 6.1 overs. Eskinaji scored 73 runs off 39 balls. Max Holder and Ryan Higgins also put on a 105-run partnership for the third wicket. Hold scored 68, while Higgins scored 48. Earlier for Surrey, Will Jacks was well supported by Laurie Evans (85 off 37 balls).
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