Top 10: Most Sixes in an Innings in SA20

T20 cricket became popular because of the energy and high-octane action it brings along with it. One aspect of the T20 game that adds entertainment is the number of sixes, and a player who is prone to hitting more maximums automatically becomes a hot commodity.

However, hitting a lot of sixes is not merely entertainment; it adds a lot to the team’s cause. After all, it is the maximum number of runs that can be hit on a single legal delivery, and it most often does a ton of damage to the bowling opposition.

A batter needs not just power but, at the same time, skill to go over different parts of the ground. The more he/she does, the better it is for the team.

So here we will see the top 10 batters who have hit the maximum sixes in a single SA20 innings.

Most Sixes in an Innings in SA20

PlayerRuns (Balls)Sixes in an inningsAgainstVenueDate
Will Jacks (PC)101 (42)9Durban’s Super GiantsCenturion18 Jan 2024
Kyle Verreynne (PC)116 (52)9MI Cape TownCenturion01 Feb 2024
Will Jacks (PC)92 (46)8Sunrisers Eastern CapeCenturion14 Jan 2023
Faf du Plessis (JSK)113 (58)8Durban’s Super GiantsJohannesburg24 Jan 2023
Heinrich Klaasen (DSG)85 (48)8MI Cape TownDurban11 Jan 2024
Ryan Rickelton (MICT)98 (49)8Joburg Super KingsJohannesburg13 Jan 2024
Marco Jansen (SEC)66 (37)7MI Cape TownCape Town 18 Jan 2023
JJ Smuts (DSG)75 (38)7Sunrisers Eastern CapeGqeberha13 Jan 2024
Heinrich Klaasen (DSG)74 (30)7Joburg Super KingsJohannesburg08 Feb 2024
Heinrich Klaasen (DSG)50 (19)6Paarl RoyalsDurban15 Jan 2023

(You can check out other stats related to SA20 here.)

Key Stats

9: This is the most number of sixes hit by a batter in a single innings in SA20, and it belongs to Will Jacks of the Pretoria Capitals. The English cricketer smashed 9 maximums in his knock of 101 against Durban’s Super Giants at Centurion. He also comes in the joint 2nd spot, having hit 8 sixes in a match in the inaugural edition.

23: The number of times a batter has smashed 5 or more sixes in SA20 innings, and 16 different batsmen have accomplished this.

3: Heinrich Klaasen of the Super Giants appears in the top 10 three times and is one of the 3 batters in SA20 history to hit 5 or more sixes in an innings this many times. Ryan Rickelton and Will Jacks have also done it 3 times.

263.15: This is the best strike rate in a SA20 innings by a batter with a minimum of 50 runs, and the proud holder of this record is Heinrich Klaasen.

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