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

Most sixes
Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 0 4s 6s
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
BB McCullum (NZ) 2004-2014 90 156 8 5653 302 38.19 10 28 11 680 81
KP Pietersen (Eng) 2005-2014 104 181 8 8181 227 47.28 23 35 10 985 81
MS Dhoni (India) 2005-2014 89 142 15 4841 224 38.11 6 33 10 539 78
RT Ponting (Aus) 1995-2012 168 287 29 13378 257 51.85 41 62 17 1509 73
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
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
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
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
Younis Khan (Pak) 2000-2014 96 172 16 8327 313 53.37 28 29 16 903 55
CD McMillan (NZ) 1997-2005 55 91 10 3116 142 38.46 6 19 7 367 54
Shahid Afridi (Pak) 1998-2010 27 48 1 1716 156 36.51 5 8 6 220 52
TG Southee (NZ) 2008-2014 37 61 6 1009 77* 18.34 0 3 5 89 52
AB de Villiers (SA) 2004-2014 96 160 16 7448 278* 51.72 20 36 3 856 52
Mohammad Yousuf (Pak) 1998-2010 90 156 12 7530 223 52.29 24 33 11 957 51
BJ Haddin (Aus) 2008-2014 61 104 11 3099 169 33.32 4 17 8 345 48
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
Misbah-ul-Haq (Pak) 2001-2014 53 92 16 3736 161* 49.15 8 26 6 382 47
HH Gibbs (SA) 1996-2008 90 154 7 6167 228 41.95 14 26 11 887 47
KC Sangakkara (SL) 2000-2014 128 221 17 11988 319 58.76 37 51 10 1454 47
Harbhajan Singh (India) 1998-2013 101 142 22 2202 115 18.35 2 9 19 274 42
ME Trescothick (Eng) 2000-2006 76 143 10 5825 219 43.79 14 29 12 831 42
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
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
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
LRPL Taylor (NZ) 2007-2014 60 109 10 4550 217* 45.95 12 23 6 564 36
IR Bell (Eng) 2004-2014 105 181 22 7156 235 45.00 21 42 11 845 36
MJ Clarke (Aus) 2004-2014 108 186 20 8432 329* 50.79 28 27 9 955 36
S Chanderpaul (WI) 1994-2014 159 271 49 11709 203* 52.74 30 65 14 1266 36
SM Pollock (SA) 1995-2008 108 156 39 3781 111 32.31 2 16 9 412 35
Mohammad Rafique (Ban) 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
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
GS Sobers (WI) 1954-1974 93 160 21 8032 365* 57.78 26 30 12 590+ 32+
SR Watson (Aus) 2005-2014 54 101 3 3480 176 35.51 4 22 6 454 31
DA Warner (Aus) 2011-2014 34 64 3 2988 180 48.98 11 13 2 353 30
MJ Slater (Aus) 1993-2001 74 131 7 5312 219 42.83 14 21 9 598 30

+ indicates that complete career figures are not known

Records includes the following current or recent matches:
South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, 1st Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2150]
Australia v India at Brisbane, 2nd Test, Dec 17-20, 2014 [Test # 2149]
Australia v India at Adelaide, 1st Test, Dec 9-13, 2014 [Test # 2148]

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