MOST SIXES STRUCK BY A BATSMAN IN A TEST INNINGS: WASIM AKRAM
The former Pakistan skipper has the distinction of hitting the most number of sixes in a Test innings. Exactly a dozen times, Wasim had sent the ball over the boundary ropes during his unbeaten 257 against Zimbabwe at Sheikhupura in 1996. Akram’s knock brought the curtains down on Wally Hammond’s long standing record of 10 sixes that he had managed to strike during his classic innings of 336 not out in 1932-33. The southpaw was extremely severe against the spinners, Paul Strang and Andrew Whittall as he hoicked the ball straight out of the ground whenever they pitched the ball up or gave a bit more air.