Monday, October 29, 2007

All Stars Light Up Hong Kong SIXES!

The annual sixes event was held this weekend in Hong Kong and it was bigger and better than any of the previous ones that have taken place. The major highlight of the sixes tournament this year was the presence of an ALL STARS XI, which was led by Shane Warne, and included other cricketing giants like Brian Lara, Glen McGrath, and Anil Kumble.

A number of other current and former international stars graced the event with the likes of Martin Crowe and Robin Singh captaining the Kiwis and the Indians respectively. Former international stars Nathan Astle, Danny Morrison, Ajay Jadeja, Sunil Joshi, and Rettinder Sodhi also represented their sides. England also came in with their recent ODI regulars including Luke Wright, Dmitri Mascharenas, and Phil Mustard. While Pakistan was captained by former opener Naved Latif and included international pacer Yasir Arafat in the team.

The 2 day event ended with Sri Lanka upsetting the All Star team in the Final. The Lankans remained unbeaten in the event, and were also the only team who managed to beat the All Stars during the 2 days. Sri Lanka and the All Stars qualified for the finals by beating New Zealand and Pakistan in the semi finals respectively.

Some of the highlights of the event included Brian Lara wicket keeping while Geraint Jones turned his arm over for the All Stars, and Glen Mcgrath hitting his 1st ball of the event for a 6!
Source for Pis: AFP, Cricinfo.

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  1. Obaid said...

    I remember this competition from the 90s and how Azhar Mahmood, Rashid Latif etc used to hit the crap out of the ball. I guess in some ways the hong kong 6s was a precursor to 20/20 cricket

  2. Q said...

    The HK 6s were launched in 1992, an event that Pakistan won. Since then they have been held every year and I think Pakistan has won the tournament the most number of times - 4 or 5 i think. Will have to look this up..

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