Spectators at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas were treated to an extraordinary display of power-hitting on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, as San Francisco Unicorns’ (SFU) batter Corey Anderson smashed a colossal 102-meter six in the eighth match of the inaugural Major League Cricket (MLC) 2023 tournament against the Los Angeles Knight Riders (LAKR).

Anderson, the left-handed New Zealand-born batter, unleashed his trademark aggression on the LAKR bowling line-up. Batting first, SFU racked up a significant total of 212/7, with Anderson contributing a blistering cameo of 39 runs from just 20 deliveries. His brief but impactful innings was punctuated by one extraordinary stroke that left spectators and commentators in awe.

The moment of magic came in the 18th over, with LAKR pacer Andre Russell at the receiving end. Anderson dispatched the first ball for a six, before facing a full and wide delivery outside off. With an incredible combination of timing, strength, and precision, he launched the ball high over long-on. As the ball soared through the Texas sky, it was clear that this was no ordinary hit. The mammoth six was ultimately registered as a 102-meter hit – a true testament to Anderson’s power-hitting capabilities.

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Russell, struggling with fitness issues, subsequently left the field under the supervision of the physio, and Ali Khan was called upon to complete the over. However, there was no respite for LAKR as Anderson continued his onslaught, hitting Khan for two consecutive fours. The 18th over, in particular, proved to be costly, hemorrhaging 23 runs.

Anderson’s fiery knock was unfortunately cut short in the penultimate over when he fell victim to LAKR’s leg-spinner Adam Zampa. Misjudging a slog sweep, Anderson holed out to deep midwicket. Despite the early exit, his performance was instrumental in SFU’s impressive total and was an exhilarating spectacle for cricket fans.

This isn’t the first time Anderson has made headlines in the MLC 2023. Earlier in the tournament, he announced his arrival in style with a formidable unbeaten 91 off 52 against MI New York. That innings was laced with four fours and seven sixes, showcasing his potential for explosive performances.

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However, the 102-meter six against LAKR was a standout moment in the competition so far, contributing significantly to SFU’s victory in the match by 21 runs. Corey Anderson, winding back the clock, once again demonstrated the destructive batting prowess that has made him a crowd favorite across various cricketing leagues worldwide. His monumental six will undoubtedly go down in the annals of the MLC as one of the most remarkable moments in the competition’s inaugural season.