West Indies got of to the perfect start in their T20 series with Sri Lanka on Thursday, beating the touring side by four wickets.
Sri Lanka made 131-9, as they had a collapse from 71-1 earlier in the innings, and thanks to Pollard it wasn't a tough run chase.
Dananjaya made it look like it might be a tough evening with the bat for the WIndies as he took a hat-trick in the fourth over of the innings, dismissing Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran, to make it 52-3.
You have to feel for Akila Dananjaya!- Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) March 4, 2021
Not only was he on the receiving end of Pollard's 6 sixes...
He took a hat-trick the over before :pensive:
From :100: to :zero:... pic.twitter.com/SZrRTzAw7g
However in his very next over, the sixth of the hosts innings, the off-spinner went off the maximum 36 from his six balls.
West Indies captain Pollard went after the spinner, hitting every single ball over the boundary rope without it seeing the ground.
The next over of the match saw Pollard out lbw by Hasaranga de Silva but his 38 runs in 11 balls had already done the damage.
De Silva took another wicket straight after, threatening the second hat-trick of the innings, but Jason Holder and Dwayne Bravo got the home side over the line.
Pollard's incredible feat was only the third time in international cricket and the first time since 2007.
That was at the T20 World Cup in Durban, where Yuvraj Singh took apart Stuart Broad in the 19th over of the match, as India reached 218, which England ended up 18 runs short of.
Previously to that Herschelle Gibbs had done it to Netherlands, also in 2007.
The South African took to social media to welcome Pollard to 'the club.
West Indies and Sri Lanka face each other tomorrow and Sunday in the final two matches of their T20 series.
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