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Six Matches with the Most Sixes in T20 Cricket

T20 cricket, the shortest format of the game, is synonymous with explosive batting and boundary-clearing hits. Sixes, the most thrilling stroke in cricket, are a defining feature of T20s. 

While some batsmen like Chris Gayle and Rohit Sharma have built reputations as six-hitting machines, entire matches occasionally transform into a six-fest, leaving audiences in awe.

This article digs deep into the top 6 matches with the most sixes hit in T20 cricket history, highlighting the carnage and drama that unfolded.

1) KKR vs PBKS – IPL 2024 – 42

The IPL 2024 match between KKR and PBKS played on April 26, 2024, was a high-scoring affair, with a flurry of boundaries. A total of 79 boundaries were struck in the match, comprising 37 fours and a whopping 42 sixes.

This exhibition of power-hitting kept the crowds on the edge of their seats throughout the contest.  Punjab Kings chased down a mammoth total set by Kolkata Knight Riders to win the match by 8 wickets, registering the highest successful chase in the history of the IPL.

Openers Phil Salt and Sunil Narine provided a solid foundation for KKR's innings with explosive batting displays, while Shashank Singh's knock for Punjab Kings was crucial in their victory.

2) SRH vs MI – IPL 2024 – 38

The epic clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in 2024 was a high-scoring encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. It witnessed a shower of sixes, a staggering 38 in total, rewriting the record books for the most sixes in a single T20 match.

SRH openers, Abhishek Sharma and Travis Head set the tone early, smashing boundaries at will. Sharma, in particular, played a whirlwind knock of 63 off just 23 balls, including a record-breaking seven sixes. MI, known for their aggressive batting approach, didn't go down without a fight.

Openers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan provided a quickfire start, contributing three and four sixes respectively. Tilak Varma, the young batting prodigy, played a stellar knock of 64, peppered with another six maximums.

3) SRH vs RCB – IPL 2024 – 38

The IPL 2024 match between RCB and SRH on April 15th wasn't just any ordinary game. The high-scoring encounter saw a combined total of 549 runs, the highest ever in a T20 match. 

While RCB chased valiantly with a score of 288, SRH emerged victorious by 25 runs after posting a mammoth 287 on the board.

This batting exhibition was a feast for fans, featuring a flurry of boundaries – a whopping 43 fours and 38 sixes were hit throughout the match, making it a truly historic night in the IPL.

4) Legends vs Kabul Zwanan – APL 2018 – 37

The Legends vs Kabul Zwanan match on October 14, 2018, in the Afghanistan Premier League (APL) 2018 was a thrilling encounter marked by a remarkable display of power hitting. The game witnessed an extraordinary 33 fours and 37 sixes, showcasing the batsmen's dominance.

Both teams put on a spectacular show, delighting the fans with their aggressive batting styles. The high-scoring match highlighted the players' ability to clear the boundaries with ease, making it one of the most entertaining matches of the tournament. The sheer number of boundaries made this clash a memorable spectacle in the APL 2018 season.

5) St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs – CPL – 2019 – 37

The St Kitts and Nevis Patriots vs Jamaica Tallawahs match on September 10, 2019, in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2019 was a breathtaking spectacle of explosive batting.

The game featured an astonishing 33 fours and 37 sixes, underscoring the batsmen's prowess and aggressive approach. Fans were treated to a batting masterclass as players from both sides repeatedly sent the ball to the boundary and over it.

This high-octane clash not only entertained the crowd but also highlighted the immense talent and power-hitting capabilities in the CPL, making it one of the standout matches of the 2019 season.

6) Titans vs Knights – T20 Challenge – 2022 – 36

The T20 Challenge match between Titans and Knights on October 31st, 2022, was a high-scoring affair with batters on both sides displaying aggressive strokeplay.

The match witnessed a flurry of boundaries, with a combined total of 33 fours and 36 sixes being struck. This translates to nearly seven boundaries per over, highlighting the fast-paced nature of the game.

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