most sixes in an innings in IPL
Chris Gayle holds the record of most sixes in an innings in IPL history, 17 Sixes

Most sixes in an innings in IPL history, Chris Gayle, 17 Sixes

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the most popular and exciting cricket tournaments in the world. With its fast-paced format, high-quality cricket, and star-studded teams, the IPL has captivated cricket fans across the globe. One of the most thrilling aspects of the IPL is the power-hitting ability of the players, with sixes raining down on the stadiums in every match. In this article, we will take a look at the record for the most sixes in an innings in IPL history.

The record for the most sixes in an innings in IPL history is held by the West Indian batting legend, Chris Gayle. Gayle, who has been one of the most dominant batsmen in the IPL, smashed an incredible 17 sixes in a single innings during his knock of 175 not out for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) against Pune Warriors India in the 2013 season.

Chris Gayle acknowledges the applause after scoring the fastest century in history

Most sixes in an innings in IPL history

PlayerRunsBalls4s6sSRTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
CH Gayle175*661317265.15RCBv WarriorsBengaluru23-Apr-13
BB McCullum158*731013216.43KKRv RCBBengaluru18-Apr-08
CH Gayle128*62713206.45RCBv DaredevilsDelhi17-May-12
CH Gayle11757712205.26RCBv Kings XIBengaluru06-May-15
AB de Villiers129*521012248.07RCBv Guj LionsBengaluru14-May-16

Chris Gayle, the tsunami from West Indian Island in IPL

Gayle’s breathtaking innings lasted just 66 balls and included 13 fours, in addition to the 17 sixes. He scored at a strike rate of 265.15 and helped RCB post a mammoth total of 263/5, the highest team total in IPL history. Gayle’s innings was nothing short of a spectacle, as he launched the ball over the boundary rope with ease and ferocity.

Gayle’s record for the most sixes in an innings is a testament to his incredible power-hitting ability and his dominance in the IPL. He has been one of the most successful overseas players in the IPL, having scored over 4,500 runs in the tournament at an average of 41.14 and a strike rate of 150.11.

Chris Gayle launches to midwicket

Gayle’s record-breaking 17 sixes inning in the IPL has stood the test of time, and no player has been able to surpass it even in today’s IPL world. His innings remains one of the highlights of his IPL career and is a testament to his immense talent and ability to perform on the biggest stage.

Apart from Gayle, a few other players have come close to breaking his record for the most sixes in an innings in IPL history. AB de Villiers, Gayle’s teammate at RCB, smashed 12 sixes during his knock of 129* against Gujarat Lions in the 2016 season. The former New Zealand captain, Brendon McCullum, hit 13 sixes during his famous innings of 158* in the first-ever IPL match in 2008.

Chris Gayle celebrates in IPL

In conclusion, the record for the most sixes in an innings in IPL history is held by Chris Gayle, who smashed 17 sixes in a single innings during his unbeaten knock of 175 for RCB against Pune Warriors India in 2013. Gayle’s record is a testament to his incredible power-hitting ability and his dominance in the IPL. With the IPL becoming more and more competitive with each passing season, it will be interesting to see if any player can break Gayle’s record in the future.

FAQs

Who holds the record for the most sixes in an innings in IPL history?

Chris Gayle holds the record for the most sixes in an innings in IPL history with 17 sixes in a single innings.

Which team did Chris Gayle play for when he set the record for the most sixes in an innings in IPL history?

Chris Gayle played for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) when he set the record for the most sixes in an innings in IPL history.

In which season did Chris Gayle smash the most sixes in an innings in IPL history?

Chris Gayle smashed the most sixes in an innings in IPL history in the 2013 season.

What was Chris Gayle’s score when he smashed the most sixes in an innings in IPL history?

Chris Gayle scored an unbeaten 175 runs when he smashed the most sixes in an innings in IPL history.

How many sixes did AB de Villiers hit in his innings of 129* against Gujarat Lions in the 2016 season?

AB de Villiers hit 12 sixes in his innings of 129* against Gujarat Lions in the 2016 season.

Who hit the most sixes in the first-ever IPL match in 2008?

Brendon McCullum hit the most sixes in the first-ever IPL match in 2008 with 13 sixes in his innings of 158* for Kolkata Knight Riders against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

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