New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum, during his 188 ball 202 in the third day of the final test against Pakistan in Sharjah almost equalled the most number of sixes scored by a batsman in a Test innings as he fell 1 short of Wasim Akram’s record of 12 sixes in an innings. When McCullum departed for 202, his fourth double hundred, he had scored 21 boundaries and 11 sixes.

With this, McCullum fell 1 short of Wasim Akram’s record of 12 sixes when the Pakistani left hander scored an unbeaten 257 against Zimbabwe at Sheikupura in 1996. Now McCullum is tied second with the likes of Aussie Matthew Hayden (380* against Zimbabwe at Perth in 2003) and Nathan Astle (222 against England at Christchurch in 2002).

Here are the top 5 batsmen who had scored the most number of sixes in an innings in Test cricket.

 

Batsman

Team

Opposition

Runs

Sixes

Venue

Year

 

Wasim Akram

Pakistan

Zimbabwe

257*

12

Sheikhupura

1996

 

Brendon McCullum

New Zealand

Pakistan

202

11

Sharjah

2014

 

Matthew Hayden

Australia

Zimbabwe

380*

11

Perth

2003

 

Nathan Astle

New Zealand

England

222

11

Christchurch

2002

 

Wally Hammond

England

New Zealand

336*

10

Auckland

1933

 

*Stats updated till 29 November 2014.

** Kiwis Tim Southee and Chris Cairns, West Indies’ Chris Gayle and Pakistan’s Inzamam ul Haq had scored 9 sixes in an innings.