IPL: Top 5 batters with most sixes in an innings
Certain batters have annihilated bowlers with their marauding bats and struck sixes for fun.
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The inaugural season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was held in 2008. In the 15 editions of the lucrative T20 tournament played so far, many top-drawer batters have stepped into the field and have left the cricket fraternity in awe of their performances. Let us look at the top five batters who have struck the most number of sixes in an innings in the history of the cash-rich league.
Here are the top 5 batters with most sixes in an innings in IPL history
Chris Gayle - 12 sixes vs Punjab Kings in 2015
Royal Challengers Bangalore locked horns with Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in the 40th match of IPL 2015. Chris Gayle was in pristine touch and hammered 117* runs in 57 balls. His incredible knock comprised seven fours and 12 maximums.
AB de Villiers -12 sixes vs Gujarat Lions in 2016
When Bangalore and Gujarat Lions took center stage in the 44th match of the 2016 season of the cash-rich league, AB de Villiers put up an exhibition of his 360-degree stroke play and plundered 129* runs off 52 balls. His majestic knock consisted of 10 fours and 12 sixes.
Chris Gayle - 13 sixes vs Delhi Capitals in 2012
Representing RCB, Gayle displayed his power-hitting might in the encounter against Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals) in the 67th match of the IPL 2012 and blasted 128* runs off mere 62 deliveries. The legendary cricketer smashed seven fours and 13 sixes in his blistering knock.
Brendon McCullum - 13 sixes vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2008
Kolkata Knight Riders clashed against the Bangalore franchise in the first match of the Indian Premier League 2008. Brendon McCullum was in his element and hammered the opposition bowlers all across the park. He notched up 158* runs off 73 balls, which comprised ten fours and 13 maximums.
Chris Gayle - 17 sixes vs Pune Warriors India in 2013
When Royal Challengers Bangalore faced Pune Warriors India in the 31st match of the sixth IPL edition, Gayle knocked the wind out of bowlers that came his way and stamped his authority on the cricket field. The Jamaica-born piled on 175* runs off 66 deliveries in the game and his jaw-dropping knock consisted of 13 fours and 17 sixes.
Most sixes in an IPL innings
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