India-South Africa first Test records most number of sixes in a match
- The previous record of 35 sixes was set during New Zealand vs Pakistan Test in Sharjah in November 2014
- Rohit Sharma smashed 13 sixes in the first Test against South Africa in Vizag
VISAKHAPATNAM: The world record for the most number of sixes hit in a Test match was broken during India and South Africa's opening Test of the three-match series on Sunday.
Dane Piedt whacked a six over deep square leg to register 36th six of the match.
The previous record of 35 sixes was set during New Zealand vs Pakistan Test in Sharjah in November 2014.
Earlier in the day, India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin equalled the record of Sri Lankan player Muttiah Muralitharan of being the fastest bowler to reach 350 Test wickets on the fifth day of the first match.