Most sixes vs India in an ODI

AB de Villiers put on a masterclass in an ODI against India in 2015 when he smashed 11 sixes off his own willow.

20 Eng Pune 2021

The Indian bowlers were left with no answers against the carnage of Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes in the second ODI between India and England in the recently concluded three match series played entirely at the Maharashtra Cricket Association stadium in Pune.

India must have been happy when they struck 336 for 6 after batting first on the back of a century from KL Rahul and half centuries from Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. However, the total was made to look very small when Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes found their rhythm.

Both started slowly and then began to accelerate. Bairstow finished with 124 from 112 deliveries with the help of 11 fours and 7 sixes, batting at a strike rate of 110.71.

Ben Stokes was dismissed on 99, falling short of a hundred by just one run, off 52 balls while striking 4 fours and 10 sixes at a strike rate of 194.38.

One six came from the blade of Jason Roy while Liam Livingstone also struck two sixes as England won the match by 6 wickets.

20 SA Mumbai 2015 

AB de Villiers struck 11 sixes in his 61-ball 119 in the fifth and final ODI of a five match series between India and South Africa at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai.

Faf du Plessis struck 6 sixes during his 115-ball 133 while Quinton de Kock and Farhaan Behardien combined for 3 sixes as India lost the match by a massive margin of 214 runs, getting bowled out for just 224 in reply to South Africa’s 438.

19 Aus Bengaluru 2013

In the ODI series on the Australia tour of India, it was a run fest in the 7th and the final match of the series played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. India struck 383 for 6 while batting first.

This was the same match in which Rohit Sharma scored 209 off 158 balls. Sharma struck 12 fours and a record 16 sixes while batting at a strike rate of 132.28.

Australia then ran India close, courtesy of a brilliant 116 off 73 balls from James Faulkner who struck 6 sixes. Glenn Maxwell smashed 7 sixes in his 22-ball 60 while Shane Watson struck 6 sixes during his 22-ball 49. Despite the carnage, Australia fell short by 57 runs.

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