Most sixes in ODI cricket in an innings [List]

Chris Gayle on Tuesday equaled the record for the most sixes hit in an ODI innings. The big man struck 16 big blows to draw equal with Rohit Sharma and AB de Villiers.

Gayle got off to a subdued start, but unleashed in the final 10 overs and lifted the Zimbabwe bowlers over the ropes with ease. He became the first non-Indian batsman to reach an ODI double century as he went on to score 215 off 147 balls.

He will feel aggrieved at not breaking the record of 16 sixes in and innings, having tired a lot the last couple of overs, and losing his striking power. Gayle’s innings also included 9 fours. Gayle ended his innings with a strike rate of 146.25.

AB de Villiers struck his 16 sixes against the West Indies earlier this year when scoring his record 149 off 44 balls. He batted at an amazing strike rate of 338.63 as he struck 9 fours and 16 sixes.

The third man for hold the record of 16 sixes is Rohit Sharma, who also holds the record for the highest ever ODI innings, and also being the only batsman to score two double centuries in ODI cricket.

Shane Watson from Australia holds the second place on the list, managing 15 sixes in his innings of 185* against Bangladesh in 2011.

Third place is held by Corey Anderson from New Zealand who hit 14 sixes in his innings of 131* also against the West Indies.

The top ten list for the most sixes in an ODI innings is as follows:

Players Runs Balls Fours Sixes vs Year
CH Gayle 215 147 10 16 v Zimbabwe 24 Feb 2015
RG Sharma 209 158 12 16 v Australia 2 Nov 2013
AB de Villiers 149 44 9 16 v West Indies 18 Jan 2015
SR Watson 185* 96 15 15 v Bangladesh 11 Apr 2011
CJ Anderson 131* 47 6 14 278.72 v WI 1 Jan 2014
XM Marshall 157* 118 11 12 v Canada 22 Aug 2008
ST Jayasuriya 134 65 11 11 v Pakistan 2 Apr 1996
Shahid Afridi 102 40 6 11 v Sri Lanka 4 Oct 1996
D Ramdin 169 121 8 11 v Bangladesh 25 Aug 2014
MS Dhoni 183* 145 15 10 v Sri Lanka 31 Oct 2005
MV Boucher 147* 68 8 10 v Zimbabwe 20 Sep 2006

Source : espncricinfo

Most sixes in a match (by Both Teams)

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Team 1

Team 2

4s

6s

Winner

Ground

Match Date

1

India

Australia

59

38

India

Bangalore

2 Nov 2013

2

New Zealand

India

62

31

India

Christchurch

8 Mar 2009

3

South Africa

Australia

87

26

South Africa

Johannesburg

12 Mar 2006

4

New Zealand

Australia

56

26

New Zealand

Hamilton

20 Feb 2007

5

India

Sri Lanka

80

24

India

Rajkot

15 Dec 2009

6

West Indies

India

42

23

India

Kingston

26 Jun 2009

7

India

Australia

75

23

India

Jaipur

16 Oct 2013

8

Pakistan

Zimbabwe

31

22

Pakistan

Kingston

21 Mar 2007

9

Africa XI

Asia XI

56

22

Asia XI

Chennai

10 Jun 2007

10

India

England

56

22

India

Rajkot

14 Nov 2008

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