Six Runs Needed to Win on Last Ball | Top 10 Last Ball Sixes

It takes great temperament to smash the last ball for a six to take the team to a victory. One can only salute the mentioned players for their grit and gumption. Last ball win with six.

MS Dhoni also holds the record for most sixes on the final ball of the innings (last ball of the 50th over) since 2001 (where ball by ball details known). He has done it four times – vs WI Colombo (RPS) 2005, vs Aus Chandigarh 2007-08, vs NZ Hamilton 2013-14 and vs SA Indore 2015-16.

Miandad smashes Chetan Sharma for a six (India vs Pakistan, Sharjah, 1986)
Miandad smashed a six off the last ball, while facing Indian seamer, Chetan at Sharjah in April 1986. It happened in the Austral-Asia Cup final. Even now the match is remembered by cricket enthusiasts. Four runs were required to win off the last ball.

Lance Klusner essays a six, while facing Dion Nash (New Zealand vs South Africa, Napier, 1999)
On March 26, 1999, South African all-rounder, Klusner thumped the then New Zealand captain, Nash to win the game for South Africa during the last ball of the match. Actually, four runs were required off the last ball.

Brendon Taylor thwacks Mashrafe Bin Mortaza for a six (Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, Harare Sports Club, 2006)
While chasing a modest target of 237, Zimbabwean captain, Taylor played a fine knock to take his team to victory. He smashed six off the last ball of the match to clinch the win for his team. Five runs were needed during the last ball for victory.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul smashes Chaminda Vaas for a six (West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Port of Spain, 2008)
West Indian middle-order batsman, Chanderpaul took his team to a fine win over Sri Lanka at Port of Spain by smashing pacer, Vaas for a six off the final ball of the game. Six runs were needed during the final ball of the game.

Ed Rainsford smashes Kevin ‘O Brien for a six (Zimbabwe vs Ireland, Harare Sports Club, 2010)
Zimbabwe’s tail-ender, Rainsford won a game for his country too against Ireland in 2010 with a six off the final ball of the match. The bowler was O’Brien. One run was required, during the last ball of the game.

Ryan McLaren smashes James Franklin for a six (South Africa vs New Zealand, Potchefstroom, 2013)
South African all-rounder, McLaren thumped left-arm pacer, Franklin for a six to win it for his country at Potchefstroom in 2013. During the last ball of the game, South Africa needed three runs for a fine victory.

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Nathan McCullum smashes Rangana Herath for a six (Sri Lanka vs New Zealand, Hambantota, 2013)
New Zealand’s all-rounder McCullum thumped spinner, Herath for a six during the final ball of a rain reduced game game at Hambantota in 2013. One run was required to win the game for New Zealand.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul smashes Chaminda Vaas for a six (West Indies vs Sri Lanka, Port of Spain, 2008)
West Indian middle-order batsman, Chanderpaul took his team to a fine win over Sri Lanka at Port of Spain by smashing pacer, Vaas for a six off the final ball of the game. Six runs were needed during the final ball of the game.

Ed Rainsford smashes Kevin ‘O Brien for a six (Zimbabwe vs Ireland, Harare Sports Club, 2010)
Zimbabwe’s tail-ender, Rainsford won a game for his country too against Ireland in 2010 with a six off the final ball of the match. The bowler was O’Brien. One run was required, during the last ball of the game.