The 2011 Hong Kong Cricket Sixes was the 17th edition of the Hong Kong Cricket Sixes that took place at Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong. The main objective of this tournament was to promote the beautiful game of cricket in the region so that more fans could be attracted towards cricket.
There was one game between New Zealand and Woodworm All Stars on 29th October 2011. Star Pakistani all-rounder, Shahid Afridi was a part of All Stars team. New Zealand were put into bat first after All Stars won the toss and chose to field. Luke Woodcock was the top-scorer from New Zealand as he scored 34 runs to help his team reach 89 runs in just 5 overs.
All Stars had a cautious start and they were 8/1 after 1st over. The next batsman to come in was Shahid Afridi who had to go all guns blazing right from ball one. The trend is that whenever Shahid Afridi comes to bat, crowd and fans also expect him to go after the bowlers right from the outset.
He started off his innings with a massive six over extra cover region. The boundaries were relatively small but no ground is big for Afridi when he is on song. He was having fun out there in the middle as he was hitting one-handed sixes as well to stun New Zealand bowling attack in distress and the crowd in joy.
During his boom boom knock of 34* runs off just 11 balls, he smoked 2 fours and deposited the ball into the stand 4 times. Unfortunately, he had to retire himself out because according to the rule of the tournament, a batsman should retire himself out once he reaches 31* runs. In the end, All Stars won the match quite comfortably.