India And South Africa Break The Record Of Most Sixes Hit In A Test Match



Author 2019-10-06 07:27:11


Team India have looked thorough in their home condition as they are on the verge of going 1-0 up against South Africa in Visakhapatnam. This Test match witnessed more than 1300 runs scored by both the teams and in the process scaled a massive record.

Virat Kohli & Co banked on two massive knocks from Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal to post 502 runs in the first innings before declaring. Rohit made a scintillating return with a knock of 176 runs while Mayank chipped in with 215 runs. Ravindra Jadeja also played a quickfire and in the process, India accumulated 13 sixes in total.

imgDean Elgar. Credit: BCCI

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South Africa witnessed a top-order collapse but Dean Elgar stitched two crucial partnerships with skipper Faf du Plessis and Quinton de Kock to bring down the gap. The Proteas finally ended 71 runs short hitting seven sixes in total – four from Elgar, two from de Kock, and one from du Plessis.

Meanwhile, the impetus then came from India as they looked to score quick runs in their second essay. They amassed 14 sixes in total as the host set up a target of 395 runs. Rohit Sharma was once again in his elements hitting another century with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ravindra Jadeja also hitting a few.

South Africa, who has struggled in the final day has also struck two sixes taking the tally of sixes to 36 in the ongoing game. As a result, this game has maximum sixes in a Test as they broke the record of 35 sixes in a game between Pakistan and New Zealand in Sharjah in 2014-15.

imgMayank Agarwal. Credit: BCCI

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Meanwhile, speaking about the game, India need two more wickets to go 1-0 up in the series. Dane Piedt and Senuran Muthusamy have added 50+ runs for the nine-wicket after India had them at 70 for eight.


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