Top 10: Most Sixes by a Team in a Test Match

With time, the game’s traditional format, Test cricket, is also embracing elements of aggressiveness. Teams are looking to score runs at a faster run rate, and hitting sixes is one way to keep the scorecard running.

The batters are not letting up any chance of sending the ball high and long, leaving fans in awe of their power-hitting. Such ruthless ball striking has been on display in Test matches.

This article will list the top 10 instances of the most sixes smashed by a team in a Test match.

Most Sixes by a Team in a Test Match

Team6s in a MatchAgainstVenueMatch Date
India28EnglandRajkot15 Feb 2024
India27South AfricaVisakhapatnam2 Oct 2019
New Zealand22PakistanSharjah26 Nov 2014
West Indies18EnglandSt John’s11 Apr 1986
Pakistan18IndiaFaisalabad21 Jan 2006
South Africa18West IndiesBasseterre18 Jun 2010
India18New ZealandWankhede3 Dec 2021
England18New ZealandNottingham10 Jun 2022
Australia17ZimbabwePerth9 Oct 2003
New Zealand17BangladeshChattogram9 Oct 2013

Key Insights

28: In February 2024, India slammed 28 sixes against England in the Rajkot Test match and became the first team to hit 20+ sixes each in 2 or more matches. India’s tally of 28 maximums is the most by any team in a Test match, shattering their previous record of 27 sixes.

12: Out of those 28 sixes, 12 came off the bat of Yashasvi Jaiswal in his whirlwind knock of 214* runs in the second innings. Jaiswal’s 12 sixes are the joint-most by a batter in an innings and the second-most in a match in Tests.

15: There are 20+ instances of teams that have smashed 15 or more sixes in a match. India, New Zealand, the West Indies, and England are the only 4 teams to do so in 3 or more Test matches.

18: The West Indies was the first Test team to whack 15+ sixes in a single match. The Caribbean team hit 18 sixes against England at Saint John’s in 1986.

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