The player was almost six out of six, but he mistimed his shot on a high full toss.
England all-rounder Will Jacks was at his best during Surrey’s T20 Blast match against Middlesex on Thursday. Jacks, who was injured during the recently finished Indian Premier League (IPL) season, smashed Luke Hollman for five sixes in a row in the 11th over, and almost made it six out six, only to mistime his shot on a high full toss. Jacks was a whisker short from equaling the record set by former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh and ex-South Africa batter Herschelle Gibbs.
Jacks fluffed his pull shot to deep midwicket on the penultimate delivery of the over and could only take one run. He was plainly unhappy at not being able to enter the history books.
Jacks, who was bought by RCB for Rs 3.2 crore at the player auction in December last year, suffered a muscular injury while fielding during England’s second ODI against Bangladesh at Mirpur earlier this year.
Jacks earned his England debuts in all three formats this year, gaining T20I and Test caps in Pakistan before playing his maiden ODI in Bangladesh.
In the contest, Jacks blasted 96 off 45 deliveries, while Laurie Evans scored 85 off 37 balls to lead Surrey to a massive total of 252/7 at The Oval.
Middlesex, on the other hand, easily chased down the total with four balls to spare.
Captain Stephen Eskinazi led the charge with a 39-ball 73, while Max Holden was undefeated on 65 from 38 balls.