English cricketer Will Jacks, who is currently playing for Pretoria Capitals in the ongoing SA20 T20 Championship in South Africa, smashed a six against Jofra Archer of MI Cape Town in a recently concluded league match, which was very much similar to the famous shot India’s Virat Kohli played against Haris Rauf of Pakistan in the T20 World Cup 2022.
Batting first, Jacks and Kusal Mendis gave a flying start to the Capitals at the Newlands stadium in Cape Town. On the last delivery of the fourth over, the 24-year-old batter stood tall like Virat against Archer to a back of a length with a horizontal bat and smashed it right over the pacer’s head just like Kohli had done in the T20 World Cup.
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The Capitals opener smashed fifty in just 19 balls while smashing quality pacers like Jofra, Kagiso Rabada and Sam Curran. He got out to Odean Smith scoring a blistering 62 off 27 balls. His innings consisted of five fours and five sixes. Due to his innings, Pretoria managed to score 182 for the loss of 8 wickets. Whereas Jofra Archer and Rashid Khan shared three wickets each and Odean Smith took two wickets for MI.
Chasing the total, MI were in the ascendancy with 101 runs for 2 wickets in 12.3 overs before they crumbled and lost the last eight wickets for just 29 runs getting bowled out eventually for 130 in 18.1 overs and went on to lose the match by 52 runs. For Capitals, Wayne Parnell and Anrich Nortje shared three wickets each. Adil Rashid took two, while Eathan Bosch and Will Jacks added one wicket each to their bags.