Records / Test matches / Batting records / Most sixes in career

Most sixes
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 4s 6s
BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2016 101 176 9 6453 302 38.64 12 31 14 776 107
AC Gilchrist (AUS) 1999-2008 96 137 20 5570 204* 47.60 17 26 14 677 100
CH Gayle (WI) 2000-2014 103 182 11 7214 333 42.18 15 37 15 1046 98
JH Kallis (ICC/SA) 1995-2013 166 280 40 13289 224 55.37 45 58 16 1488 97
V Sehwag (ICC/INDIA) 2001-2013 104 180 6 8586 319 49.34 23 32 16 1233 91
BC Lara (ICC/WI) 1990-2006 131 232 6 11953 400* 52.88 34 48 17 1559 88
CL Cairns (NZ) 1989-2004 62 104 5 3320 158 33.53 5 22 7 365 87
IVA Richards (WI) 1974-1991 121 182 12 8540 291 50.23 24 45 10 952+ 84
A Flintoff (ENG/ICC) 1998-2009 79 130 9 3845 167 31.77 5 26 17 513 82
ML Hayden (AUS) 1994-2009 103 184 14 8625 380 50.73 30 29 14 1049 82
KP Pietersen (ENG) 2005-2014 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 23 35 10 985 81
MS Dhoni (INDIA) 2005-2014 90 144 16 4876 224 38.09 6 33 10 544 78
RT Ponting (AUS) 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62 17 1509 73
Misbah-ul-Haq (PAK) 2001-2016 69 120 18 4875 161* 47.79 10 36 7 485 71
CH Lloyd (WI) 1966-1985 110 175 14 7515 242* 46.67 19 39 4 712+ 70
SR Tendulkar (INDIA) 1989-2013 200 329 33 15921 248* 53.78 51 68 14 2058+ 69
IT Botham (ENG) 1977-1992 102 161 6 5200 208 33.54 14 22 14 621 67
CG Greenidge (WI) 1974-1991 108 185 16 7558 226 44.72 19 34 11 872+ 67
Younis Khan (PAK) 2000-2016 112 201 18 9679 313 52.89 33 31 17 1043 66
CL Hooper (WI) 1987-2002 102 173 15 5762 233 36.46 13 27 13 633 63
N Kapil Dev (INDIA) 1978-1994 131 184 15 5248 163 31.05 8 27 16 557+ 61
DPMD Jayawardene (SL) 1997-2014 149 252 15 11814 374 49.84 34 50 15 1387 61
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2016 54 82 6 1282 77* 16.86 0 3 9 128 59
ST Jayasuriya (SL) 1991-2007 110 188 14 6973 340 40.07 14 31 15 910 59
Wasim Akram (PAK) 1985-2002 104 147 19 2898 257* 22.64 3 7 17 324+ 57
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2016 106 176 16 8074 278* 50.46 21 39 7 933 57
SC Ganguly (INDIA) 1996-2008 113 188 17 7212 239 42.17 16 35 13 900 57
Imran Khan (PAK) 1971-1992 88 126 25 3807 136 37.69 6 18 8 316+ 55
CD McMillan (NZ) 1997-2005 55 91 10 3116 142 38.46 6 19 7 367 54
BJ Haddin (AUS) 2008-2015 66 112 13 3266 169 32.98 4 18 8 363 54
Shahid Afridi (PAK) 1998-2010 27 48 1 1716 156 36.51 5 8 6 220 52
Mohammad Yousuf (PAK) 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 52.29 24 33 11 957 51
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2015 134 233 17 12400 319 57.40 38 52 11 1491 51
PA de Silva (SL) 1984-2002 93 159 11 6361 267 42.97 20 22 7 737+ 48
Javed Miandad (PAK) 1976-1993 124 189 21 8832 280* 52.57 23 43 6 788+ 48
Inzamam-ul-Haq (ICC/PAK) 1992-2007 120 200 22 8830 329 49.60 25 46 15 1105 48
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2008 90 154 7 6167 228 41.95 14 26 11 887 47
DA Warner (AUS) 2011-2016 57 106 4 4905 253 48.08 16 22 6 592 46
AD Mathews (SL) 2009-2016 62 108 17 4292 160 47.16 7 25 1 470 44
ME Trescothick (ENG) 2000-2006 76 143 10 5825 219 43.79 14 29 12 831 42
Harbhajan Singh (INDIA) 1998-2015 103 145 23 2224 115 18.22 2 9 19 277 42
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2007-2016 78 142 17 5838 290 46.70 16 25 12 729 41
ME Waugh (AUS) 1991-2002 128 209 17 8029 153* 41.81 20 47 19 844 41
A Ranatunga (SL) 1982-2000 93 155 12 5105 135* 35.69 4 38 12 534+ 40
JL Langer (AUS) 1993-2007 105 182 12 7696 250 45.27 23 30 11 912 40
DM Bravo (WI) 2010-2016 49 89 4 3400 218 40.00 8 16 4 390 39
NJ Astle (NZ) 1996-2006 81 137 10 4702 222 37.02 11 24 11 612 39
MEK Hussey (AUS) 2005-2013 79 137 16 6235 195 51.52 19 29 12 685 39
MJ Clarke (AUS) 2004-2015 115 198 22 8643 329* 49.10 28 27 9 978 39
IR Bell (ENG) 2004-2015 118 205 24 7727 235 42.69 22 46 14 919 39
NS Sidhu (INDIA) 1983-1999 51 78 2 3202 201 42.13 9 15 9 358+ 38
SK Warne (AUS) 1992-2007 145 199 17 3154 99 17.32 0 12 34 353 37
MA Holding (WI) 1975-1987 60 76 10 910 73 13.78 0 6 15 78+ 36
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2015 164 280 49 11867 203* 51.37 30 66 15 1285 36
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 156 39 3781 111 32.31 2 16 9 412 35
Mohammad Rafique (BDESH) 2000-2008 33 63 6 1059 111 18.57 1 4 8 110 34
DJG Sammy (WI) 2007-2013 38 63 2 1323 106 21.68 1 5 8 157 34
DW Steyn (SA) 2004-2016 85 105 22 1162 76 14.00 0 2 12 115 34
JR Reid (NZ) 1949-1965 58 108 5 3428 142 33.28 6 22 5 267+ 33
WJ Cronje (SA) 1992-2000 68 111 9 3714 135 36.41 6 23 11 409 33
Sir RJ Hadlee (NZ) 1973-1990 86 134 19 3124 151* 27.16 2 15 12 323+ 33
BA Stokes (ENG) 2013-2016 30 53 1 1824 258 35.07 4 8 8 240 32
MN Samuels (WI) 2000-2016 71 127 7 3917 260 32.64 7 24 14 537 32
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 26 30 12 593+ 32+
SPD Smith (AUS) 2010-2016 47 87 12 4311 215 57.48 15 18 4 477 31
MG Johnson (AUS) 2007-2015 73 109 16 2065 123* 22.20 1 11 19 247 31
SR Watson (AUS) 2005-2015 59 109 3 3731 176 35.19 4 24 6 483 31
MJ Slater (AUS) 1993-2001 74 131 7 5312 219 42.83 14 21 9 598 30
By default, the shading indicates records from the past week, or failing that, the most recent entry.
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+ indicates that complete career figures are not known

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
India v England at Mohali, 3rd Test, Nov 26-29, 2016 [Test # 2238]
New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, 2nd Test, Nov 25-29, 2016 [Test # 2237]
Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, 3rd Test, Nov 24-27, 2016 [Test # 2236]

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