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Players with most sixes in an innings of a Test Match – Many surprises in Top 10

Bredon McCullum fell short of 5 runs to hit the fastest 200 in a test match but his innings of 195 did manage to get his name up in another record. McCullum hit 11 sixes in his innings of 195 against Sri Lanka on the Day 1 of the Test match. This feat helped him to take the 5th position in the list of players to hit most number of 6’s in a single innings of a Test Match.

Let us have a look at list of players to hit most number of sixes in a single innings of a Test Match as many surprises await you:

Player

Runs

BF

4s

6s

Opp

Ground

Match Date

Wasim Akram (Pak)

257*

363

22

12

Zim

Sheikhpura

17 Oct 1996

Nathan Astle (NZ)

222

168

28

11

Eng

Christchurch

13 Mar 2002

Matthew Hayden (Aus)

380

437

38

11

Zim

Perth

9 Oct 2003

Brendon McCullum (NZ)

202

188

21

11

Pak

Sharjah

26 Nov 2014

Brendon McCullum (NZ)

195

134

18

11

SL

Christchurch

26 Dec 2014

Wally Hammond (Eng)

336*

34

10

NZ

Auckland

31 mar 1933

Chris Cairns (NZ)

120

96

10

9

Zim

Auckland

20 Jan 1996

Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pak)

329

436

38

9

NZ

Lahore

1 May 2002

Tim Southee (NZ)

77*

40

4

9

Eng

Napier

22 Mar 2008

Chris Gayle (WI)

333

437

34

9

SL

Galle

15 Nov 2010

*Stat updated till 26 December, 2014

You wouldn’t believe but it’s true. Former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram tops this list with 12 sixes in his unbeaten innings of 257 against Zimbabwe. This would be one of those few matches where Akram would have helped the team with the bat than the ball. Bredon McCullum is the only player to be featured in this list twice as a month before in a Test Match against Pakistan McCullum had scored 202 and hit 11 sixes.

Chris Gayle, who is considered to be one of the most ferocious hitters of the ball, is on the 10th position. However, another shocking addition in the list is of Kiwi bowler, Tim Southee with 9 sixes in his innings of 77 against England.

Southee is also the only player in this, who hasn’t scored a century in the inning and has yet made it to the list of players to hit most number of sixes. 

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