Watch: Mitchell Marsh pounded a 115-metre six during the third Australia-England ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

At first, Marsh’s six, a full-blooded pull off Olly Stone to the deep mid-wicket fence, seemed to be a neat, clean strike – but that was about it. Echoing the resonance of a sweet hit, it landed deep – about a dozen and a half rows – into the MCG stands. It was not until the broadcaster’s graphics expanded that it became known how colossal the hit had been.

Launched off the bat at 151.4kph at an angle of 31.9 degrees, it had travelled 115 metres. At a time when every 100-metre six catches attention, the extra few metres on Marsh’s hit really made it stand out among the biggest sixes calculated of late.

For context, the biggest six at the 2022 T20 World Cup stood at 109 metres, hit by UAE’s Junaid Siddique off Sri Lanka’s Dushmantha Chameera at the Kardinia Park in Geelong, a monster strike that flew over the stadium roof. If measured accurately, Marsh’s hit went six metres farther.

For those following real time, the illusion of distance is also complicated by the dimensions of the stadium. Marsh’s hit travelled only a few metres into the ground-level rows, but this is one of the biggest in the world – and the dimensions are somewhat lopsided as well. According to this tweet, the shortest boundary side at Geelong is 51 metres, while the shortest at the MCG is 65.

Australia eventually won the game by 221 runs (via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method).

Watch Mitchell Marsh’s monster strike here:

And here is Siddique’s six from last month:


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