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Saturday, October 5, 2019

Most sixes, 2 Tons, 6 R.Sharma amazing records that surprise you

Most sixes, 2 hundred, Rohit Sharma amazing records that may surprise you.

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India's Rohit Sharma became the first batsman to score two hundreds in his maiden Test as opener while also breaking the record for the most sixes in a Test as India continued to dominate South Africa.


Having made 176 in the first innings, Rohit hit 127 on Saturday as India set South Africa 395 to win in Visakhapatnam.

South Africa closed day four of the first Test on 11-1 - opener Dean Elgar, who made 160 in the first innings, falling to spinner Ravindra Jadeja.








12 - is the Sixes, previously Most Sixes in a single test record hold by Pakistani Legend Wasim Akran hit all 12 in an unbeaten 257 at Sheikhupura against Zimbabwe in 1996, Now Sharma Has smacked overall 13 sixes, 6 sixes in his first innings and 7 in his second knock.


303 - is the No. of runs in the match is the most ever by a batsman in their maiden Test as an opener, surpassing Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan, who made 215 against New Zealand in Galle in 2009.


2nd Indian Batsman  -  Rohit also became the only the second India opener to hit twin hundreds in a match after Sunil Gavaskar, who did it three times, and the sixth India batsman overall, with Vijay
Hazare, Rahul Dravid (twice), Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane also having achieved the feat.


27 sixes in the match:   The whole India's set up the declaration, the hosts ended with 27 sixes in the match - the most by one team in a Test, beating New Zealand's 22 against Pakistan in Sharjah in 2014.


First India batsman  - Rohit Sharma is the first Indian to be stumped in both innings of a Test, each time off Keshav Maharaj, having never previously been stumped in his first-class career.





Most sixes in a Test


PlayerSixesAgainstYear
Rohit Sharma (Ind)13South Africa2019
Wasim Akram (Pak)12Zimbabwe1996
Nathan Astle (NZ)11England2002
Matthew Hayden (Aus)11Zimbabwe2003
Brendon McCullum (NZ)11Pakistan2014
Brendon McCullum (NZ)11Sri Lanka2014
Ben Stokes (Eng)11South Africa2016



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