Rohit Sharma creates Indian record by smashing highest number of sixes in an ODI innings

Rohit Sharma smashed 16 sixes to create a new world record © AFP

Nov 2, 2013 

Rohit Sharma on Saturday created history by slamming highest number of sixes by any batsman in a One-Day International (ODI) tie, against Australia in the seventh match at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Rohit slammed the third double century in ODI cricket’s history, scoring 209 off 158 balls, hitting 12 boundaries and 16 sixes — a new world record.

Rohit clobbered as many as sixes in his innings of 209 to power India to a mammoth total of 383 for six in the final ODI of the seven-match series.

This was Rohit’s second ODI century, after the 26-year-old brought up his maiden in the second ODI of the series at Jaipur.

Rohit broke the Indian record previously held by skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who hit 10 sixes in his innings of 183 against Sri Lanka at Jaipur.

Shane Watson previously held the record of smashing highest number of sixes (15) in an ODI innings.

Here’s the list of players with highest number of sixes in a single ODI innings:

No of sixes Score Player Team Opposition Venue
16 209 Rohit Sharma India Australia Bangalore
15 185* Shane Watson Australia Bangladesh Dhaka
12 157* Xavier Marshall West Indies Canada King City
11 134 Sanath Jayasuriya Sri Lanka Pakistan Singapore
11 102 Shahid Afridi Pakistan Sri Lanka Nairobi
10 183* MS Dhoni India Sri Lanka Jaipur
10 147* Mark Boucher South Africa Zimbabwe Potchefstroom
10 181* Matthew Hayden Australia New Zealand Hamilton