Wasim Akram’s 12 sixes in his test innings of 257* against Zimbabwe is the most number of sixes, a player has hit in a Test innings. Here, you can read more about Pakistani left-arm pacer’s incredible cricket records. I bet the records will take you by surprise.

Here’s the list of incidents of a player hitting 9 or more sixes within a single Test innings.

Wasim Akram (PAK)12257*ZimbabweSheikhupura1996
Yashasvi Jaiswal (IND)12214*EnglandRajkot2024
Matthew Hayden (AUS)11380ZimbabwePerth2003
Ben Stokes (ENG)11258South AfricaCape Town2016
Kusal Mendis (SL)11245IrelandGalle2023
Nathan Astle (NZ)11222EnglandChristchurch2002
Brendon McCullum (NZ)11202PakistanSharjah2014
Brendon McCullum (NZ)11195Sri LankaChristchurch2014
Wally Hammond (ENG)10336*New ZealandAuckland1933
Chris Gayle (WI)9333Sri LankaGalle2010
Inzamam Ul Haq (PAK)9329New ZealandLahore2002
Ben Stokes (ENG)9155AustraliaLondon2023
Chris Cairns (NZ)9120ZimbabweAuckland1996
Shimron Hetmyer (WI)993BangladeshMirpur2018
Tim Southee (NZ)977*EnglandNapier2008

Stats Insights

The record for Indian batsman belongs to Navjot Singh Sidhu while hitting 8 sixes in his 124 against Sri Lanka in the Lucknow 1994 Test.

Five of the above ten incidents came in New Zealand venues, and there are five NZ players in this list, with 4 coming in at home.

Brendon McCullum is the only player to feature twice in this chart. The former New Zealand captain also tops the most number of sixes chart in Test cricket.

Rohit Sharma’s 13 Sixes in the 2019 Visakhapatnam Test match against South Africa is the record for the ‘Most Sixes in a Test match (both innings together) by a batsman.’

New Zealand batsman Colin Munro’s 23 Sixes is the most in a first-class innings. It was for team Auckland against Central Districts in the Plunket Shield – New Zealand’s first-class competition match.

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