Highest sixes in Tests: The Sports Rush present before you the list of batsmen with most sixes in one Test match.
During the fourth day of the first Test of the ongoing South Africa’s tour of India in Visakhapatnam, India opening batsman was among the records on the back of becoming the sixth Indian batsman to score two centuries in one Test match.
Opening the innings for the first time in this format, Sharma has become the first-ever batsman to score two centuries as well as score maximum runs for opening batsmen opening the innings for the first time.
— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) October 5, 2019
As far as scoring two centuries in the same Test is concerned, Vijay Hazare, Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane are the other Indian batsmen who have achieved this feat in the past.
Highest sixes in Tests
Having scored his fourth Test century in the first innings, Sharma followed it up with his fifth Test century today. Before getting out in the 57th over, Sharma ended up scoring 127 (149) with the help of 10 fours and seven sixes.
With Sharma hitting six sixes in the first innings, he has now scored the most number of sixes (13) in one Test match. Sharma went past former Pakistan captain Wasim Akram, who had scored as many as 12 sixes after coming in to bat at No. 8 to score a career-best 257 (363) against Zimbabwe in Sheikhupura in 1996.
Most sixes in a Test:
13 Rohit Sharma*
12 Wasim Akram
11 Nathan Astle
11 B McCullum
11 B McCullum
11 M Hayden
11 Ben Stokes
— Broken Cricket (@BrokenCricket) October 5, 2019
As far as most sixes in Test matches are concerned, former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum holds the record. Among the current Indian players, both Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have scored 45 sixes each in their Test career.