Top 10: Most Sixes by a Team in a Bilateral Test Series

Nowadays, six-hitting has become more prevalent in limited-overs cricket. And slowly, Test cricket is also getting the hang of it, as batters prefer to send the ball into the stands.

Further, teams are also boosting their batting lineups with pinch-hitters who can smash sixes at their will. These tactics result in a particular team raining sixes in a Test series against their opponent.

This article lists the top 10 instances of the most sixes hit by a team in a bilateral Test series.

Most Sixes by Teams in a Test Series

Team6s in a SeriesMatchesTest SeriesYear
India725India vs England2024
India473India vs South Africa2019
England435England vs Australia2023
Australia405Australia vs England2013/14
Pakistan373Pakistan vs India2006
England365England vs Australia2005
West Indies325India vs West Indies1974/75
New Zealand323Pakistan vs New Zealand2014
India324India vs Australia2023
West Indies315West Indies vs England1986

Key Insights

50: During the 4th Test match of the 2024 India vs England series, India became the first team to smash more than 50 sixes against an opponent in a bilateral Test series. The Men in Blue hammered the England bowlers across the park in the 5-match series at home. By doing so, they broke their previous record of 47 sixes hit against South Africa in 2019. 

28: Out of those sixes, 28 alone came in the third Test match of the series in Rajkot — the most sixes by a team in a Test match. Again, India shattered their record of 27 sixes smashed against South Africa in the 2019 Visakhapatnam Test.

20: During the same series, Yashasvi Jaiswal became the first batsman to slam 20+ sixes in a 2-team series. He is currently sitting at the top of the table.

30: The West Indies was the first-ever team to breach the barrier of 30 sixes in a series. The Caribbean side hit 32 sixes in 5 matches in the 1974/75 series while touring India, when six-hitting wasn’t a regular sight, and that too in red-ball cricket.

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15: Thus far, there are over 15 instances of teams hitting 30 or more sixes in a single series. However, barring 2 of them, the remaining instances have occurred after the turn of this century, depicting the changing dynamics of the game.

5: India and England are the only teams that have whacked 30+ sixes each in 5 or more Test series.

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