Yashasvi Jaiswal: Most sixes in a Test series

Yashasvi Jaiswal broke the record for most Test series wins with six by defeating England in the third match of the ongoing series. This record was previously held by Rohit Sharma, the current Indian captain and Jaiwal’s opening partner.

Opening batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal broke the record for most sixes by an Indian batsman in a Test innings in the team’s third Test against England in Rajkot on Sunday.

Jaiswal completed a hat-trick of top deliveries against right-arm pacer James Anderson, surpassing the Indian record of six and eight innings jointly held by Mayank Agarwal and Navjot Singh Sidhu. Ta.

This made Jaiwal the first Indian batsman to hit at least 10 of his sixes in a Test inning.

Jaiswal ended up hitting 12 sixes, equaling Pakistan’s Wasim Akram’s total of 12 sixes against Zimbabwe in 1996.

The left-handed Jaiswal came into his own against England’s bowling attack, and the batsman reached 100 hits on the third day but was forced to leave due to fatigue.

The 22-year-old returned early on the fourth day and then played against the opposition bowlers with a series of attacking shots. He gave his all for Anderson, hitting 4 of 6 against the experienced pacer.

The record for most sixes by a batsman in a Test match belongs to Jaiswar captain Rohit Sharma, who hit the fence 13 times in the match against South Africa in Visakhapatnam in 2019.

List of most sixes in a Test series

Apart from Yashasvi Jaiswal and Rohit Sharma, the list includes some big hitters of the past and present, such as Ben Stokes, Andrew Flintoff, Shimron Hetmyer, and Shahid Afridi. Hetmyer and Matthew Hayden are the only two players to be on this list for a two-match series.

Player Matches Innings Sixes Series Season
Yashasvi Jaiswal 4 8 23* England tour of India 2024
Rohit Sharma 3 4 19 South Africa tour of India 2019/20
Shimron Hetmyer 2 4 15 West Indies tour of Bangladesh 2018/19
Ben Stokes 5 9 15 The Ashes 2023
Matthew Hayden 2 3 14 Zimbabwe tour of Australia 2003/04
Harbhajan Singh 3 4 14 New Zealand tour of India 2010/11
Shahid Afridi 3 5 14 India tour of Pakistan 2005/06
Andrew Flintoff 5 8 14 South Africa tour of England 2003
Kevin Pietersen 5 10 14 The Ashes 2005
Wasim Raja 5 10 14 Pakistan tour of West Indies 1976/77

Yashasvi Jaiswal 

India’s young sensation, Yashasvi Jaiswal, tops the list of the top six players in the Test series. The left-handed batsman has had a great series against England so far, scoring 655 runs in four matches, including two centuries and two fifties.

Jaiswal has hit 23 sixes in the series so far, and he has one match left to improve his record. The 22-year-old batsman hit 209 and scored a maximum of seven runs in the first inning of the Visakhapatnam Test. In his second inning at Rajkot, Jaiswal scored a maximum of 12 hits with a knock of 214 off 236, setting a record for the most hits in a Test inning with six.

Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has made a perfect start to the second wave of Test cricket as an opening batsman. When he didn’t work out as a middle-order batsman, the Indian management decided to start Sharma, and he has performed pretty well so far. He appeared as an opener in the first-ever Test series and scored 529 runs in three matches.

Rohit scored a double century against the South African bowlers in Visakhapatnam, scoring 176 and 127, hitting a total of 13 sixes. In his third Test at Ranchi, he scored his first double-century in the long-distance format and scored six runs.

Shimron Hetmyer

Shimron Hetmyer hit 15 sixes in just two Tests against Bangladesh in 2018, placing him third on the list of most sixes in a Test series. The West Indies had a tough time on tour, losing both Tests, but Hetmyer was also a lone warrior in the batting unit.

The left-handed batsman hit four sixes in his 47-ball 63 knock in the first inning of the first Test at Chattanooga. The West Indies followed suit in the second Test at Mirpur, with Hetmyer scoring 93 out of 92 with nine sixes.

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes holds the record for most innings in Test cricket with six. With 15 sixes in five Tests in the 2023 Ashes, it’s no wonder he’s on this list too, but Stokes had a decent series against England’s arch-rivals

Lord’s In the second Test, England was 45/4 chasing 371, and Stokes delivered an epic like Headingley 2019, but this time he had a cause to lose. He hit 9 sixes with a knock of 155. In the next Test at Headingley, Stokes hit 80 off 108 with five sixes, and England won by 87 for 5 in the first inning.

Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden is at number 5 on the list of all-time sixes in the Test series. When Zimbabwe toured Australia in 2003–04, the last meeting between the two teams to date, Hayden hit 14 sixes in two matches. In the first Test in Perth, Hayden played a marathon knock of 380, in which he hit 11 sixes. He then hit three sixes in the second inning on his way to an 85-ball century in the second Test.

Harbhajan Singh

It may come as a surprise to many that Indian outsider Harbhajan Singh is on this list, but he had a great season against New Zealand in 2010–11. In his first Test, he scored 69 in the first innings and 115 in the second, as India scored 65 in six innings. He hit three sixes in every inning. Harbhajan then scored 111 out of 116 in the second Test at Hyderabad, with seven maximum marks.

Shahid Afridi

Shahid Afridi tormented India during his 2006 tour to Pakistan. He scored 330 runs at a ridiculous strike rate of 121 in five innings in the series. Afridi scored two centuries and 14 sixes in the series.

Andrew Flintoff

The England all-rounder performed brilliantly with the bat during South Africa’s tour of England in 2003. He scored 423 runs in eight innings, an average of 53 and a strike rate of 79, ending the series in a 2–2 draw. Flintoff hit 14 sixes in the series.

Kevin Pietersen

The 2005 Ashes were memorable for many reasons, one of which was that Kevin Petersen had a coming-of-age series. He scored 473 runs in the series with a century and a half at an average of 52.55. The flamboyant batsman hit 14 sixes in 10 innings in this series.

Wasim Raja

The 10th position in the list of most sixes in Test series is occupied by Wasim Raja, who hit 14 sixes during Pakistan’s tour of West Indies in 1976-77. Facing a bowling attack consisting of Colin Croft, Andy Roberts and Joel Garner, Wasim Raja scored 517 runs at an average of 57.44 in five Tests, hitting 14 sixes in the series.

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