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Maximum Sixes Record in Test and ODI Cricket

by on December 21, 2010
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Popular Australian cricket player Adam Gilchrist

Maximum Sixes Record in Test Cricket   

“He has smashed the ball outside stadium, what a great shot, it’s another six”, the commentator screams after seeing the ball gone out of the stadium. The whole stadium is jubilated and dancing and jumping on their seats. The batsman has hit two consecutive sixes for his team. This is what we usually watch on a regular test match, ODI or now even on T20s. Scoring runs in sixes are always a pleasure to watch and Adam Gilchrist has done it for Australia. Adam Gilchrist has scored 100 sixes up till now. He scored his 100th six in test cricket at Bellerive Oval in Tasmania. He still holds this record as none of the player has equalled this record to date. Next to follow is the West Indies batting star Brian Lara who has scored 88 sixes in his overall career.

Maximum Sixes Record in ODI Cricket   

Pakistan is fortune to have a player like Shahid Khan Afridi who is famous for his hard hitting. Shahid Khan Afridi, most commonly known as Boom Boom Afridi holds the top slot of hitting maximum sixes in One Day International Cricket arena. He has recorded a hefty score of 280 sixes in his career which is the highest in the Cricket World. Next in the queue is Sanath Jayasurya who has registered 270 sixes. Indian striker Saurav Ganguly stands third on the maximum hitters of sixes list. Saurav Ganguly has made 190 sixes and is far behind the top notch record of 280 sixes recorded by Shahid Afridi who is still counting as he has a long way to go.  Fourth and Fifth position in the discussed life is held by Indian Star batsman, Sachin Tendulker (185 sixes) and West Indies’ Chris Gayle (165 sixes). Sixes add excitement to the game of cricket. Although sixes add the sensation to a players style, sixes are no criteria to judge how good a batsman is.

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