After the inception of T20 cricket, raining boundaries and over boundaries have become a regular sight in the cricket field. People rush to the stadiums in huge numbers to watch players who are capable of producing fours and sixes which has become the latest form of entertainment. On the other hand, its very hard to imagine such a scenario in longest format of cricket, the Test matches. It spans for five days, batsmen take a slow and steady path of scoring runs and moreover Test cricket is losing number of spectators are in progression. Hardly we see batsmen striking a six in Tests but when they actually do its considered to be an ‘extraordinary’ achievement and ‘unique’ spectacle in the cricket field.

Here is a list of top 10 batsmen who have struck the most number of sixes in history of Test  cricket:

 

Player

Matches

Innings

Runs 

Highest 

6s

A Gilchrist(Aus)

96

137

5570

204*

100

Chris Gayle(WI,ICC)

103

182

7214

333

98

J Kallis(SA, ICC)

166

280

13289

224

97

B McCullum(NZ)

94

163

6008

302

95

V Sehwag(Ind,ICC)

104

180

8586

319

91

B Lara(ICC, WI)

131

232

11953

400*

88

C Cairns(NZ)

62

104

3320

158

87

V Richards(WI)

121

182

8540

291

84

A Flintoff(ICC, Eng)

79

130

3845

167

82

M Hayden(Aus)

103

184

8625

380

82

*Stats are updated till 2 July, 2015.  

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