Finn Allen’s Six-Fest Leads Unicorns to MLC Win

Finn Allen went berserk in the MLC chase! After a slow start, he smashed five sixes in a row to take San Francisco Unicorns to victory against LA Knight Riders.

The San Francisco Unicorns were chasing a target of 166 runs against the LA Knight Riders in the MLC. Their opener Finn Allen from New Zealand had a slow start alongside teammate Fraser-McGurk. But things got crazy in the powerplay overs!

Just as the powerplay was ending Allen decided to turn on the heat. He smacked a four off Andre Russell’s bowling and then launched two huge sixes in the same over! The crowd went wild!

Guess what? Allen was not done yet. When his turn came to bat again in the next over he went berserk! He smashed a mind-blowing three sixes in a row all off the bowling of Shakib Al Hasan. That’s five sixes in a row across two overs!

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This incredible hitting spree took Finn Allen from struggling to score runs to a quickfire 48 runs off just 21 balls! He ended up scoring 63 runs before getting dismissed but by then he had almost single-handedly taken his team to victory.

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Finn Allen’s teammate Matt Short even joked that they were having a competition in the locker room for who could hit the biggest sixes. With Allen leading the charge the Unicorns chased down the target comfortably with over four overs to spare. Allen was named the Player of the Match for his explosive knock.

Finn Allen said during the post-match presentation

It was good. Probably took a bit long to figure out the pace of the wicket. Me and Jake went too hard early. The way Shorty came out and took pressure off me was good.

Matt Short said after SFU’s win

We are joking in the change room as to who can hit the biggest sixes. I think the pitch got better to bat on under lights, probably dew played a part as well. This tournament has a lot of good players

Match Highlight

LA Knight Riders: 165/6

Key Performance: Andre Russell: 40 runs in 25 balls, Spencer Johnson 3/36

San Francisco Unicorns: 166/4

Key Performance: Finn Allen, 63 runs in 37 balls, Brody Couch, 2/24