In the ongoing T20 Blast League in England, Irish batsman Paul Stirling, playing for Birmingham Bears, scored 34 runs in an over with five sixes and a four. In the match played between Birmingham Bears and Northamptonshire, Paul played his career-best innings of 119 runs in 51 balls. This included 9 fours and 10 sixes.
The Irish batsman, playing his debut match for Birmingham Bears, completed his century in 46 balls. Thanks to these innings, Birmingham registered a big victory over Northamptonshire by 125 runs.
Paul Stirling scored 34 runs in an over of James Sales
The 13th over of Birmingham’s innings was the highlight of Paul Stirling’s innings. Against his old team bowler James Sales, Paul scored 34 runs in this over with the help of five sixes and one four. However, Paul could not make the record of six sixes in an over as he could not hit a six off the last ball of the over.
In the match between Birmingham and Northampton played at Edgbaston, Birmingham registered a massive 125-run victory due to Paul’s innings. This is his biggest win by runs in T20 Blast
Playing first in the rain-affected match, Birmingham scored 216 runs for three wickets in the allotted 16 overs. Apart from Paul, Sam Hahn scored 66 runs in 32 balls. There was also a big partnership of 170 runs in 70 balls between Paul and Sam.
Northamptonshire was reduced to 81 runs in 14.3 overs, chasing the target of 206 runs according to the Duckworth-Lewis rule. His star batsman Chris Lynn could also score only 16 runs. Birmingham spinners Jake Linnott and Danny Briggs took 3 wickets each.