Most sixes in Test cricket: Ben Stokes has completed the milestone of 100 sixes in test cricket becoming the third one to do so.
The 3rd test match between England and New Zealand is being played at the Headingley Stadium in Leeds. New Zealand scored 329 runs in the first innings, courtesy of a hundred from Daryl Mitchell and Jack Leach scalped five wickets with the ball.
England lost their top-order early, but Jonny Bairstow and Jamie Overton recorded a record partnership. Ben Stokes achieved a unique achievement during his short knock of 18 runs in the first innings. He has now smashed 100 sixes and is at the 2nd position in the list of most sixes in tests along with Adam Gilchrist. [Updated List]
Most sixes in Test cricket (Updated)
England test team’s head coach Brendon McCullum has smashed the most number of sixes in test cricket. The former New Zealand captain has smashed 107 sixes in his career. It is interesting that McCullum broke the record of the fastest hundred in a test match in his last test match. McCullum has scored 6453 test runs at 38.64, courtesy of 12 centuries.
Australia’s former premier wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist is at the second position in hitting the most sixes in a test match. Gilchrist, who has scored 5570 test runs for Australia has smashed 100 sixes in his Test career. The southpaw was famous for his aggressive batting, and he smashed 17 test centuries.
Whatever the outcome of this test, it’s great to see a captain throw caution, and a draw, to the wind. Sport is for entertainment and even if it goes tits up for @benstokes38 this refreshing attitude is great for the sport and its spectators. 👏🏻
— Gary Lineker 💙💛 (@GaryLineker) June 14, 2022
West Indies’ T20 star Chris Gayle has been no less with the red-ball as well. He has smashed 98 sixes in 103 test matches, and he is the only player in history to hit a six on the very first ball of the test. The West Indian ace has scored 7214 test runs with the help of 15 centuries.
South Africa’s legendary all-rounder Jacques Kallis has some incredible numbers under his belt, and he smashed 97 sixes in his career. Kallis, who was exceptional with both bat and the ball has scored 13289 test runs with the help of 45 test centuries.