A century of sixes
Adam Gilchrist became the first batsman to hit 100 sixes in Test cricket. Here are a few highlights of his big-hitting prowess.
New Zealand have suffered the most number the sixes from Gilchrist's bat , with 21 hits clearing the boundary. India have been fairly successful in keeping the left-hander quiet, with only 10 sixes in 24 innings.
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New Zealand's suffering is not surprising considering Daniel Vettori has been whacked for 17 sixes. Three left-arm spinners - Vettori, Enamul Haque and Nicky Boje - top the list. That Gilchrist favours them is indicated by the fact that 42 of his 100 have come against them.
Gilchrist's maximum of eight sixes falls well short of Wasim Akram's record of 12 in an innings.
|Runs scored||Sixes||Innings strike-rate||Opposition||Venue||Date|
|204*||8||95.77||South Africa||Johannesburg||22 February 2002|
|121||6||96.03||New Zealand||Christchurch||10 March 2005|
|144||6||67.92||Bangladesh||Fatullah||9 April 2006|
|152||5||106.29||England||Birmingham||5 July 2001|
|113||5||94.16||Pakistan||Sydney||2 January 2005|
|162||5||110.95||New Zealand||Wellington||18 March 2005|
Apart from Chris Cairns, Gilchrist has the best percentage of sixes every innings compared to the rest of the batsmen in the top six six-hitters in Tests.
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*Includes the ongoing Test between Australia and Sri Lanka.