Chris Gayle first ball six in a test match
West Indies’ aggressive batsman Chris Gayle was the first batsmen in the game who hit a six on the very first ball of a test match.

Chris Gayle, the first ball six record

West Indies fiery batsman Chris Gayle is known for his power hitting and scoring big runs in very quick time. The format of T20 and one day suits this style as well. But do you know Chris Gayle follow the same style in test matches as well and he has a unique record of hitting a six on the very first ball of a test match.

Yes you read it right. Chris Gayle created this unique instance of test cricket history where he hit the first ball of the match for a six.

West Indies vs Bangladesh Test, Dhaka, Nov 13 – 17 2012

This was a match between West Indies and Bangladesh in November 2012 at Dhaka. West Indies won the toss and elected to bat. It was a debut match for Bangladesh bowler Sohag Gazi.

The pitch was so spin friendly that Bangladesh skipper Mushfiqur Rahim started the bowling attack with debutant off-break bowler Sohag Gazi.

Gazi never in his dreams would have thought that he is going to be part of a new history in test cricket.

First ball six

Gayle smashed the first ball over the long gone for a huge six. Everyone including Sohag was surprised and this is the way Gayle welcomed Sohag Gazi in test cricket.

Though Chris Gayle could not carry this for long and became the first wicket of Suhag Gazi when he caught him out on 24 in 17 balls.

Sohag Gazi dream debut

The interesting fact of this match is though West Indies won this match by a margin of of 77 runs (full scorecard), it was a dream debut for Sohag Gazi as he had taken total 9 wickets (3 in first inning and 6 in second inning) in this match.

Nevertheless the record of first ever first ball six in a test match is now against the name of Sohag Gazi.

Chris Gayle became the first and only batsman to hit a six on the very first ball of a test match.

FAQs

Who hit 6 on first ball of Test?

In a match between West Indies and Bangladesh in November 2012 at Dhaka, Chris Gayle became the first and only batsman to hit a six on the very first ball of a test.

Who hit first ball six in international test cricket?

Chris Gayle

Bowler who was smashed for a six in his debut match?

Bangladesh bowler Sohag Gazi

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