TEST MATCHES: BATTING

TEST MATCH 6s (and other hits) (last updated 31st August 2008)
to end of Test 1886 Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS).

as at the above date interested colleagues and myself have found references to more than 7130
over-the-boundary hits/"sixers" since Test cricket began in 1877.

Any six hit during Rest of World XI matches (v Eng 1970, v Aus 1971-72, v Aus 2005-06) will not be included as I do not regard them as Test Matches. They are first-class "Internationals." I plan later on to compile a separate list of sixes hit in those and other matches which I regard as being of similar status.

MOST IN CAREER BY INDIVIDUAL BATSMAN
TOTAL PLAYERCOUNTRY
96 AC Gilchrist Australia
88 BC Lara West Indies
87 CL Cairns New Zealand
84 IVA Richards West Indies
80 ML Hayden Australia
76 A Flintoff England
70 CH Lloyd West Indies
67 CG Greenidge West Indies
67 IT Botham England
63 CL Hooper West Indies

The leading players for each country are:

MOST HITS IN CAREER: AUSTRALIA

TOTAL PLAYER
96 AC Gilchrist
80 ML Hayden
61 RT Ponting
41 ME Waugh
40 JL Langer
37 SK Warne
30 MJ Slater
29 KR Miller

MOST HITS IN CAREER: ENGLAND

TOTAL PLAYER
76 A Flintoff
67 IT Botham
44 KP Pietersen
42 ME Trescothick
27 KF Barrington
26 WR Hammond
25 FS Trueman, GA Gooch
24 N Hussain

MOST HITS IN CAREER: SOUTH AFRICA

TOTAL PLAYER
61 JH Kallis
47 HH Gibbs
34 SM Pollock
33 WJ Cronje
25 DJ Cullinan
22 JN Rhodes, JH Sinclair

MOST HITS IN CAREER: WEST INDIES

TOTAL PLAYER
88 BC Lara
84 IVA Richards
70 CH Lloyd
67 CG Greenidge
63 CL Hooper

MOST HITS IN CAREER: NEW ZEALAND

TOTAL PLAYER
87 CL Cairns
54 CD McMillan
39 NJ Astle
33 RJ Hadlee, JR Reid
28 BL Cairns
27 MD Crowe
26 SP Fleming

MOST HITS IN CAREER: INDIA

TOTAL PLAYER
59 Kapil Dev
57 V Sehwag
55 SC Ganguly
46 SR Tendulkar
38 NS Sidhu
26 SM Gavaskar

MOST HITS IN CAREER: PAKISTAN

TOTAL PLAYER
57 Wasim Akram
55 Imran Khan
50 Shahid Afridi
48 Javed Miandad, Inzamam-ul-Haq
27 Wasim Raja
26 Moin Khan

MOST HITS IN CAREER: SRI LANKA

TOTAL PLAYER
59 ST Jayasuriya
49 PA de Silva
40 A Ranatunga
37 DPMD Jayawardene
25 M Muralitharan
19 KC Sangakkara
15 WPUJC Vaas

MOST HITS IN CAREER: ZIMBABWE

TOTAL PLAYER
23 AM Blignaut
20 A Flower
16 GW Flower
12 DL Houghton

MOST HITS IN CAREER: BANGLADESH

TOTAL PLAYER
34 Mohammad Rafique
20 Mohammad Ashraful
16 Mashrafe Mortaza
5 Rajin Saleh
4 Mohammad Sharif, Al Sahariar



MOST HITS OVER-THE-BOUNDARY IN AN INDIVIDUAL INNINGS

This list shows the most sixes in an individual batsman's innings in Test Matches.

6s   Batsman     Score          Match           Centre      Season
12      Wasim Akram     257*    Pakistan v Zimbabwe     Sheikupura      1996-97
11      Hayden, ML      380     Australia v Zimbabwe    Perth           2003-04
11      Astle, NJ       222     New Zealand v England   Christchurch    2001-02
10      Hammond, WR     336*    England v New Zealand   Auckland        1932-33
 9      Cairns, CL      120     New Zealand v Zimbabwe  Auckland        1995-96
 9      Inzamam-ul-Haq  329     Pakistan v New Zealand  Lahore          2002
 9      Southee, TG     77*     New Zealand v England    Napier         2007-08
 8      Sidhu, NS       124     India v Sri Lanka       Lucknow         1993-94
 8      Gilchrist, AC   204*    Australia v S. Africa   Johannesburg    2001-02
 7      Sutcliffe, B    80*     New Zealand v S. Africa Johannesburg    1953-54
 7      Richards, IVA   110*    West Indies v England   St Johns        1985-86
 7      Greenidge, CG   213     W. Indies v New Zealand Auckland        1986-87
 7      Flintoff, A     167     England v West Indies   Birmingham      2004
 7      Pietersen, KP   158     England v Australia     The Oval        2005
 6      Sinclair, JH    104     S. Africa v Australia   Cape Town       1902-03
 6      Richards, IVA   192*    West Indies v India     Delhi           1974-75
 6      Haroon Rashid   108     Pakistan v England      Hyderabad       1977-78
 6      Botham, IT      118     England v Australia     Manchester      1981
 6      Shastri, RJ     121*    India v Australia       Bombay          1986-87
 6      Cronje, WJ      82      S. Africa v Sri Lanka   Pretoria        1997-98
 6      McMillan, CD    142     New Zealand v Sri Lanka Colombo         1997-98
 6      Rhodes, JN      103*    S. Africa v West Indies Centurion       1998-99
 6      Cairns, CL      69      New Zealand v Australia Wellington      1999-2000
 6      Wasim Akram     100     Pakistan v Sri Lanka    Galle           1999-2000
 6      Hayden, ML      203     Australia v India       Madras          2000-2001
 6      Jayasuriya, ST  145     Sri Lanka v Bangladesh  Colombo(PSS)    2002
 6      Gibbs, HH       228     S. Africa v Pakistan    Cape Town       2002-03
 6      Sehwag, V       309     India v Pakistan        Multan          2003-04
 6      Blignaut, AM    61      Zimbabwe v S Africa     Cape Town       2004-05
 6      Gilchrist, AC   121     Australia v New Zealand Christchurch    2004-05
 6      Shahid Afridi   92      Pakistan v England      Faisalabad      2005-06
 6	Mohammad Rafique 65	Bangladesh v Australia	Chittagong	2005-06
 6	MS Dhoni	69	India v West Indies	St John's	2005-06
 



MOST OVER-THE-BOUNDARY HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER BY INDIVIDUAL BOWLER
(last updated 31st August 2008) to end of Test 1886 Sri Lanka v India at Colombo (PSS).

Please note that the figures in this section reflect the minimum number of "sixers" that I believe have been hit off a particular bowler.

Some Test matches have been more difficult to research than others. The fact that a six has been hit in some innings is known. However, identifying the bowler off whom that hit was made has been difficult. Consequently my records used for the research show about 1 in 5 hits without a bowler listed.

So at present, the leading "sufferers" are:

TOTAL PLAYER COUNTRY
170 SK Warne Australia
158 M Muralitharan Sri Lanka
111 Harbhajan Singh India
109 A Kumble India
102 DL Vettori New Zealand
94 Danish Kaneria Pakistan
82 N Boje South Africa
63 AF Giles England
60 BS Bedi India
58 SCG MacGill Australia
57 M Ntini South Africa
51 EAS Prasanna India
50 Saqlain Mushtaq Pakistan
49 JE Emburey England
49 LR Gibbs West Indies
49 Mushtaq AhmedPakistan

The leading players for each country are:

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: AUSTRALIA

TOTAL PLAYER
170 SK Warne
58 SCG MacGill
33 B Yardley
26 GD McGrath
23 GRJ Matthews
20 CV Grimmett

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: ENGLAND

TOTAL PLAYER
63 AF Giles
53 MS Panesar
49 JE Emburey
47 PCR Tufnell
35 DA Allen

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: SOUTH AFRICA

TOTAL PLAYER
82 N Boje
57 M Ntini
39 PR Adams
30 HJ Tayfield, SM Pollock

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: WEST INDIES

TOTAL PLAYER
49 LR Gibbs
35 CL Hooper
25 S Ramadhin, CH Gayle
20 OAC Banks
17 RR Sarwan, CA Walsh

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: NEW ZEALAND

TOTAL PLAYER
102 DL Vettori
44 PJ Wiseman
33 CS Martin
22 DN Patel
21 SL Boock, JG Bracewell

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: INDIA

TOTAL PLAYER
111 Harbhajan Singh
109 A Kumble
60 BS Bedi
51 EAS Prasanna
40 RJ Shastri
31 S Venkataraghavan
25 BS Chandrasekhar
23 NS Yadav
22 SLV Raju
21 DS Doshi

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: PAKISTAN

TOTAL PLAYER
94 Danish Kaneria
50 Saqlain Mushtaq
49 Mushtaq Ahmed
24 Abdul Qadir

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: SRI LANKA

TOTAL PLAYER
158 M Muralitharan
21 HDPK Dharmasena
19 HMRKB Herath
17 UDU Chandana
16 ST Jayasuriya
14 WPUJC Vaas
10 RP Arnold

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: ZIMBABWE

TOTAL PLAYER
24 RW Price
21 GW Flower
17 PA Strang, AG Cremer
12 HH Streak

MOST HITS CONCEDED IN CAREER: BANGLADESH

TOTAL PLAYER
39 Mohammad Rafique
16 Enamul Haque sr
9 Mohammad Ashraful
8 Manjural Islam, Namur Rahman, Mohammad Sharif


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