Over the years, there have been instances when batsmen have hit a six off the final ball of the match to win a game when they needed 4, 5 runs in a last ball.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul carried West Indies to a thrilling final-ball one-wicket win in the first one-day international in Port of Spain against Sri Lanka when they needed 6 run in last ball.

Is there any other international cricket match that were won on a last ball after needing 6 runs?

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The example you found is the only time in international cricket that a team needed 6 off the last ball and won. I used statsguru and looked up teams that fielded first, won the match, and took the max number of balls. Then I just looked match-by-match (there weren't a whole lot) and looked if the team needed 6 off the last ball. Plenty of them hit a six, but the only team that needed a six was West Indies against Sri Lanka.



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