Sixes are the most entertaining and crowd pullers. Nowadays the dominance of power-hitters and the face of the bat show the ball way to the pavilion too easily. Here’re those top 10 instances when most sixes were hit in one single innings.
10. India (18)
Tendulkar got retired hurt after hitting five massive sixes while making 163 runs. Later Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina too hit 6 and 5 biggies, respectively. India made 392 runs and earned 58 run victory.
9. New Zealand (18)
The match was played at Aberdeen against in which McCullum was on fire by hitting 10 sixes. Marshall and Taylor hit 4 each to take the total to 402 runs and earn huge 290 run victory.
8. India (18)
First ever 400 plus score in 2007 World Cup was made by India as Yuvraj Singh hit seven sixes. Apart from him, Sehwag, Tendulkar, Ganguly and Dhoni also hit with the biggies against Bermuda at Port of Spain.
7. South Africa (18)
Herschelle Gibbs and Boucher played quick-fire knocks by hitting 7 and 4 sixes respectively to take the Proteas to 353 runs total. Prior to that, Kallis and Smith hit 5 and two sixes in the match played at St. Kitts in 2007.
6. West Indies (19)
The best in the world in hitting sixes, Chris Gayle was at his best by 16 massive hits out of the park and reaching to the double-century against Zimbabwe at Canberra. Samuels hit 3 to take the team to 372 runs total.
5. West indies (19)
West Indies team looted the Bangladeshis by virtue of centuries from Dinesh Ramdin and D. Bravo. The former has hit 11 sixes whereas the later came up with eight of those massive hits.
4. Australia (19)
Faulkner hit 6 sixes en route to a century whereas Maxwell and Watson hit 7 and 6 respectively to give it a tough fight to the Indian bowlers while chasing 383 runs at Bengaluru in 2015.
3. India (19)
Rohit Sharma hit a double century and hit 16 huge sixes. He got accompanied by Dhoni and Yuvraj who added three more of those biggies and put up 383 runs at Bengaluru’s Chinnaswamy stadium in 2015.
2. South Africa (20)
AB de Villiers was on fire by hitting 11 sixes while making 119 from 89 deliveries. Faf Du Plessis hit six of those biggies while the rest of the shots were stricken by the tail-enders to put up 438 runs.
1. New Zealand (22)
Corry Anderson made 131 of just 51 balls and hit 14 sixes. McCullum started by 3 sixes and Ryder hit 5 sixes in the middle order to put 283 runs on the board. In reply, West Indies bowled out in 124.