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How many batsman have scored six sixes in an over? The answer, at International level, is only two = Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa who hit Daan van Bunge, a Holland bowler, for 6 consecutive big ones in a 50 over World cup match at St Kitts while Yuvraj Singh of India did it against Stuart Broad, the England medium fast bowler, in a World T20 match at Durban.
Fact : No batsman has hit 6 sixes in a test match over.. the maximum number of runs off an over belongs to Brian Lara who hit Robin Petersen, the South African left arm spinner, for 28 runs at Johannesburg = 4,6,6,4,4,4. Shahid Afridi of Pakistan one hit Harbhajan Singh of India for 4 sixes off first four balls but then took a double and then a single to finish with 27 runs off that test match over.
Yuvraj Singh, as mentioned above, is the only batsman to hit six sixes in an over of a twenty20 cricket match, on 19th September 2007. Yuvraj came in to bat when Indians had had an opening partnership of 136 runs but lost both Gambhir and Sehwag back to back and then Robin Uthappa in space of 3 overs. Yuvraj was given a short pitched wake up call first up to which he replied with uppish offdrive for four the next ball to end that Chris Tremlett over. Andrew Flintoff kept things tight in next over but Yuvraj managed to smash 2 fours and then a single off last ball to keep the strike.
14 from 6 balls and 2 more overs remaining in the innings, Yuvraj Singh had the licence to go for broke against Stuart Broad and he hit six sixes off that over, first two over square leg, 3rd over extra cover, 4th over backward point, 5th over mid-wicket and 6th and final one straight over bowlers head.
Yuvraj Singh reached his fifty off just 12 balls which is still the record, becoming first batsman to hit six sixes in T20 cricket match over and fourth at senior level cricket, after Gary Sobers of West Indies and Ravi Shastri of India did it in first class level and Gibbs, as mentioned above, did it in 50 over matches.
Who are the other batsmen to collect most runs off an over in T20 cricket matches? here's the list of nightmare bowling performances..