Maximum Sixes in an Innings – Top 15 Batsmen

Most sixes in an innings: Once a time, Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan hold the record of hitting maximum sixes in an ODI innings. Jayasuriya hit 11 sixes against Pakistan in Singapore in 1996. The next year, Afridi equalled the record in a match against Sri Lanka in Nairobi.

But, today’s cricket, inspired by T20 cricket has broken all previous records. Now the question is:- Who holds the record for maximum sixes in an innings of a one-day cricket match? The following is answer:-

In a 2015 ICC World Cup, Gayle made a world record of Maximum Sixes in an ODI Innings – 16 sixes. He has slapped 16 Sixes against Zimbabwe, scored 215 runs that is the 4th biggest individual score in ODI cricket history. The record previously held by South Africa’s AB de Villiers, who smashed 16 massive sixes. He made Fastest 100 and fastest ODI fifty against West Indies, scoring 149 runs in just 44 balls.

Rohit Sharma also hold the world record of Maximum Sixes in an ODI Innings – 16 sixes. During the match India vs Australia, India made 385 runs playing first. Rohit Sharma scored 209 runs. He hits 16 massive Sixes in his double ton, breaking world record made by Shane Watson (15 sixes) Against Bangladesh. Below is the complete list of Maximum Sixes in an ODI Innings by a Player.

Maximum Sixes in an Innings

Top 15 Batsmen with Maximum Sixes in an Innings.

Top 15 Batsmen with Maximum Sixes in an Innings:

15. Kieron Pollard – West Indies (10 Sixes)

Runs: 119 Balls: 110 4s: 4 6s: 10 SR: 108.18
Match: West Indies v India at Chennai on 11 Dec 2011     ODI # 3224

14. Abdul Razzaq – Pakistan (10 Sixes)

Runs: 109* Balls: 72 4s: 7 6s: 10 SR: 151.38
Match: Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi on 31 Oct 2010    ODI # 3063

13. Brendon McCullum – New Zealand (10 Sixes)

Runs: 166   Balls: 135   4s: 12   6s: 10   SR: 122.96
Match: New Zealand v Ireland at Aberdeen on 1 Jul 2008         ODI # 2727

12. Matthew Hayden – Australia (10 Sixes)

Runs: 181*   Balls: 166   4s: 11   6s: 10   SR: 109.03
Match: Australia v New Zealand at Hamilton on 20 Feb 2007      ODI # 2527

11. Mark Boucher – South Africa (10 Sixes)

Runns: 147*   Balls: 68   4s: 8   6s: 10   SR: 216.17
Match: South Africa v Zimbabwe at Potchefstroom on 20 Sep 2006      ODI # 2420

10. Mahendra Singh Dhoni – India (10 Sixes)

Runs: 183* Balls: 145 4s: 15 6s: 10 SR: 126.20
Match: India v Sri Lanka at Jaipur on 31 Oct 2005      ODI # 2290

9. Denesh Ramdin – West Indies (11 Sixes)

Runs: 169 Balls: 121 4s: 8 6s: 11 SR: 139.66
Match: West Indies v Bangladesh at Basseterre on 25 Aug 2014      ODI # 3514

8. Shahid Afridi – Pakistan (11 Sixes)

Runs: 102 Balls: 40 4s: 6 6s: 11 SR: 255.00
Match: Pakistan v Sri Lanka at Nairobi (Gym) on 4 Oct 1996      ODI # 1125

7. Sanath Jayasuriya – Sri Lanka (11 Sixes)

Runs: 134 Balls: 65 4s: 11 6s: 11 SR: 206.15
Match: Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Singapore on 2 Apr 1996       ODI # 1088

6. Xavier Marshall – West Indies (12 Sixes)

Runs: 157* Balls: 118 4s: 11 6s: 12 SR: 133.05
Match: West Indies v Canada at King City (NW) on 22 Aug 2008      ODI # 2749

5. Corey Anderson – New Zealand (14 Sixes)

Runs: 131* Balls: 47 4s: 6 6s: 14 SR: 278.72
Match: New Zealand v West Indies at Queenstown on 1 Jan 2014     ODI # 3451

4. Shane Watson – Australia (15 Sixes)

Runs: 185* Balls: 96 4s: 15 6s: 15 SR: 192.70
Match: Australia v Bangladesh at Dhaka on 11 Apr 2011       ODI # 31

3. CH Gayle – West Indies (16 Sixes)

Runs: 215    Balls: 147    4s: 10    6s: 16     SR: 146.25
Match: West Indies vs Zimbabwe at Canberra on 24 Feb 2015 ODI # 3612

2. AB de Villiers – South Africa (16 Sixes)

Runs: 149   Balls: 44   4s: 9   6s: 16    SR: 338.63
Match: South Africa vs West Indies at Johannesburg on 18 Jan 2015     ODI # 3583

1. Rohit Sharma – India (16 Sixes)

Total Runs. 209 Balls: 158 4s: 12 6s: 16 SR: 132.27
Match: India v Australia at Bangalore on 2 Nov 2013      ODI # 3428

This is our third list in cricket categor.  We’ve two other great lists; Top Batsman with Most Sixes and Top 10 Dangerous Hard Hitter in ODI Cricket.

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