Chris Gayle’s Record of Sixes in Test Matches

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Chris Gayle Sixes Record in Test Cricket – The Universal Boss Christopher Henry Gayle is known to be a power hitter in International Cricket. This West Indies striker has performed exceptionally well in T20 International matches and T20 franchise leagues around the world.

chris gayle sixes record in test cricket

Chris Gayle has made several records in the shortest formats. In his unleashed mode, Gayle is the most difficult batsman for any bowler from the opposition team. Gayle has awesome powers in front of whom the captain of the opposition cannot set fielders to stop him. He is also called the Gayle Storm and truly defines the title.

Chris Gayle Sixes Record in Test Cricket

In cricket, there are many records set by Chris Gayle. This aggressive Windies opening batsman is a pure entertainer in all formats. Here is an unusual record in the name of Chris Gayle, after reading that, one will most certainly think if there is such a record in International Cricket.

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Chris Gayle has hit a six off the first ball of the Test match. He is the only player in the world to do so. Gayle did this in the longest and traditional form of Cricket. Gayle achieved this feat when he played against Bangladesh on 7 November 2012.

Chris Gayle Sixes Record in Test Cricket – Sohag Gazi made his debut for Bangladesh in that match. Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim decided to give the first over to Gazi. In response, Gayle hit the first ball off Gazi to a brilliant six over the log on region. It was the first time in the history of Test cricket that a batsman hit a six on the very first ball.

In the same match, Gayle also scored two back to back fours and sixes. West Indies’ scored a pile of runs in their first innings. Gazi took 2 wickets in the first innings and 4 in the second but Bangladesh still lost the test match.

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Chris Gayle has a record of hitting sixes in five Test matches. He is third on the list of most six-hitting batsmen in Test cricket. New Zealand’s Brendon McCullum is at the top of that list. This Kiwi power hitter has smashed 107 sixes from 101 test matches that he played for New Zealand.

Chris Gayle Sixes Record in Test Cricket – Australia’s dashing wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist is second on this list. He has hit 100 sixes from 96 test matches, playing for the Aussies Team. India’s explosive opener Virender Sehwag is fourth on this list. Viru too has played test matches in the ODI mode just like Brendon McCullum, Chris Gayle, and Adam Gilchrist. Viru has smashed 91 sixes from 104 test matches that he played for India while Chris Gayle put the ball in the stands 98 times from 103 test matches, playing for West Indies.

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