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Chris Gayle beats Shahid Afridi to make this record, read on
Chris Gayle beats Shahid Afridi to make this record, read on

West Indies player Chris Gayle achieved a new feat as he beat Shahid Afridi to record most number of sixes by any batsman in international cricket. He broke the record while playing against England in the first One-Day International (ODI) at the Kensington Oval on Wednesday.

Gayle has now smashed 276 sixes in ODIs, 103 sixes in T20Is and 98 maximums in the longest format of the game. He has 477 sixes to his name. He achieved this feat in his 444th match while Afridi had smashed 476 sixes from 524 matches.

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After Gayle and Shahid Afridi, Brendon Mccullum is at the third place in the list with 398 hits over the fence, followed by Sanath Jayasuriya (352) and Rohit Sharma (349).

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Gayle had been recalled by the Windies for the first two ODIs against England in preparation for this year's World Cup. Chris Gayle last played for the Windies during a home series against Bangladesh last July. He had pulled out of limited-overs series against India in October last year citing personal reasons.

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Taking about other records, left-handed batsman holds the West Indian record for most ODI hundreds with 23, and is their second-leading run-scorer in the 50-over format with 9,727 runs -- trailing only Brian Lara (10,405). He has also smashed 215 against Zimbabwe in the 2015 World Cup which highest limited-overs score by a West Indies player.

 

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