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Watch: Mark Adair played a blistering late-innings cameo in a Cricket Ireland Inter-Provincial Twenty20 Trophy match today (May 2), hitting four consecutive sixes on his way to an 11-ball 44.

Adair came in midway through the 17th over of Northern Knight’s innings against Munster Reds in Dublin, with the score reading 166-4 at the time. He hit a four off his first ball down to long leg before getting off strike with a single off the next. He was back on strike for the beginning of the next over, bowled by Liam McCarthy, when he unleashed his six-hitting spree.

He started by pulling a shorter ball over the long leg boundary for six before following up with another. Stretching to reach a full length ball wide outside the off stump, he powered the ball over the point boundary, the fielders staring as it flew over the rope. To bring up three in a row, Adair hammered the next ball over cover and finished with another over the leg side.

However, Adair could only hit the next ball along the ground towards the midwicket boundary, the fielder gathering the ball quickly and throwing into the keeper. Adair’s partner, Jake Egan, had turned back for the second and was halfway down the pitch before he was sent back, and was well out of his ground by the time the bails were taken off.

Adair hit another three sixes in the next over, including back-to-back of the final two balls of the innings to finish on 44 off 11. His innings strike rate was exactly 400, putting it in the top 20 strike rates for T20 innings of more than 30 runs. Seekkuge Prasanna holds that particular record for a 6-ball 32 (strike rate 533.33) in a T20 in Colombo in 2021.

Watch: Mark Adair whacks sixes in Ireland inter-provincial game

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