West Indies were chasing 132 in the opening T20, when Dananjaya took a hat-trick filled with pedigree: Evin Lewis, Chris Gayle and Nicholas Pooran.
Lendl Simmons fell in the next over, the fifth, to Wanindu Hasaranga, but captain Pollard refused to go into his shell – launching Dananjaya for six sixes.
Pollard follows Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh in smashing six sixes in an international over.
He was soon out for 38 off 11 balls, but Jason Holder saw the Windies home with 41 deliveries remaining.
“I felt I could hit six sixes after the third one,” said Pollard. “Once I had five sixes I knew I had the bowler on the back foot.
“He was going round the wicket and it was difficult for him. I just told myself: ‘Go for it’.”