Most boundaries (4s & 6s) hit by a batsman in a test match innings.
Asked by: Mukesh on 31-07-2011

Commented by Binit on 31 Jul, 2011

The record of most boundaries (fours) by a batsman in a test match innings is held by John Edrich of England who made Kiwis fetch the ball 52 runs from the boundary along side 5 sixes he also hit during his triple century. But, that was almost 5 decades ago. In recent times, in 2006, Virender Sehwag scored a double century against Pakistan in which he hit 47 of them besides a six. here's a list..

Most 4s by a batsman in a test innings
52 fours = John Edrich of England, scoring 310* vs NZ, July 1965.
47 fours = Virender Sehwag of India, scoring 254 vs Pak, Jan 2006.
46 fours = Don Bradman of Australia, scoring 334 vs Eng, July 1930.
45 fours = Brian Lara of Windies, scoring 375 vs Eng, April 1994.
44 fours = VVS Laxman of India, scoring 281 vs Aus, March 2001.

As far as most sixes in a test match innings is concerned, the leader of the pack is a surpring name = Wasim Akram who smashed his career best double century against minnows Zimbabwe at home, putting up record stand with Saqlain Mushtaq. Nathan Astle's attacking innings vs England is still one of the fastest double century in test cricket.

Most 6s by a batsman in a test innings
12 sixes = Wasim Akram of Pakistan, scoring 257* vs Zim, Oct 1996.
11 sixes = Nathan Astle of New Zealand, scoring 222 vs Eng, Mar 2002.
11 sixes = Mathew Hayden of Australia, scoring 380 vs Zim, Oct 2003.
10 sixes = Wally Hammond of England, scoring 336* vs NZ, Mar 1933.
9 sixes = Chris Cairns of New Zealand, scoring 120 vs Zim, Jan 1996.

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