THE FIRST-EVER Test held in the Caribbean island of St Kitts saw something that has happened just twice in the history of Test cricket -- a batsman hitting six fours in an over. It was Windies' Ramnaresh Sarwan's repeat of what Sandeep Patil and Chris Gayle had done in 1982 and 2004 respectively. The unfortunate bowler on Friday was Munaf Patel.
1st ball: Sarwan hammers it between point and cover. Four runs.
2nd ball: Sarwan pulls it in front of square. Four runs.
3rd ball: Pitched up. Sarwan drives in the air. Four runs.
4th ball: The ball takes an inside edge and goes to fine-leg. Four runs.
5th ball: Slightly short and outside off again. Sarwan glides it past gully towards third man. Four runs.
6th ball: The ball bisects point and cover. Four. Umpire signals no ball.
But on the seventh ball, Sarwan didn't go for a four. Probably because he was on 99.