- Baroda needed 23 runs in the last two overs, it seemed Haryana would win
- Captain Mohit Sharma gave only five runs in the 19th over, so the thrill was increased
- Baroda batsmen scored three runs off the first three balls of the last over.
- Now needing 15 runs off 3 balls, Solanki gave Sumit the victory by putting 6, 4 and then 6.
Middle-order batsman Vishnu Solanki hit Baroda with a four and a six off the final three balls during his unbeaten half-century innings to give Baroda a thrilling 8-wicket win over Haryana in the quarter-finals of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament. Haryana had scored 148 runs for seven wickets.
He looked in a position to defend his score, but it was Vishnu Solanki who hit his last ball for six to propel his team to the semi-finals.
Actually, Baroda needed 23 runs in the last two overs. Captain Mohit Sharma conceded only five runs in the 19th over. Now Baroda needed 18 runs in the last over. The Baroda batsmen scored three runs off the first three balls, after which they needed 15 runs off the last three balls. In such a situation, Solanki hit fast bowler Sumit Kumar for a six off the fourth ball and then a four off the 5th ball.
See- 6, 4, 6: 3 consecutive boundaries in the last 3 balls, this batsman in Baroda’s victory
Baroda was now five runs away from the target and Solanki scored the winning six off the last ball to bring the team score to 150 for two. The six was planted in the style of former Indian captain MS Dhoni, by helicopter shot.
Solanki scored an unbeaten 71 off 46 balls which included four fours and 5 sixes. This video is going viral on social media. This six is reminding people of Mahendra Singh Dhoni.