Boundary (cricket)

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In cricket, the boundary is the perimeter of a playing field.wikipedia
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Cricket ball

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When the cricket ball is inside the boundary, it is live.
The principal method through which the batsman scores runs is by hitting the ball, with the bat, into a position where it would be safe to take a run, or by directing the ball through or over the boundary.

Cricket field

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In cricket, the boundary is the perimeter of a playing field.
On most grounds, a rope demarcates the perimeter of the field and is known as the boundary.

Run (cricket)

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It is also the term given to a scoring shot where the ball is hit to, or beyond, that perimeter.
A batsman may also score 4 or 6 runs by striking the ball to the boundary.

Cricket

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In cricket, the boundary is the perimeter of a playing field.
The field is usually circular or oval in shape and the edge of the playing area is marked by a boundary, which may be a fence, part of the stands, a rope, a painted line or a combination of these; the boundary must if possible be marked along its entire length.

Shahid Afridi

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Shahid Afridi holds the record for most sixes in an ODI career (351 in 398 matches, 369 innings, on his retirement).
Afridi was the world record holder for the fastest ODI century in 37 deliveries and holds the distinction of having hit the most sixes in the history of ODI cricket.

Fielding (cricket)

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When the ball is touching the boundary, grounded beyond the boundary, or being touched by a fielder who is himself either touching the boundary or grounded beyond it, it is dead and the batting side usually scores 4 or 6 runs for hitting the ball over the boundary.

Extra (cricket)

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If the ball did not touch the bat or a hand holding the bat, four runs are scored as the relevant type of extra instead; six runs cannot be scored as extras, even if the ball clears the boundary, which is in any case extremely unlikely.
If the ball reaches the boundary, whether or not the batsmen ran, four byes are awarded.

Dead ball

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When the ball is touching the boundary, grounded beyond the boundary, or being touched by a fielder who is himself either touching the boundary or grounded beyond it, it is dead and the batting side usually scores 4 or 6 runs for hitting the ball over the boundary.
What would have been six in an open stadium was ruled a dead ball, and no runs were awarded.

Ravi Shastri

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On 10 January 1985, Ravi Shastri equaled Garry Sobers's record of hitting six sixes in an over in first class cricket.
In the same season, on 10 January 1985, he equaled West Indian Garry Sobers's record of hitting six sixes in an over in first class cricket.

Wasim Akram

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The record for most sixes in a Test match innings is 12, which was achieved by Pakistani all-rounder Wasim Akram during an innings of 257 not out against Zimbabwe in October 1996 at Sheikhupura.

Malcolm Nash

The over was bowled by Malcolm Nash in Nottinghamshire's first innings against Glamorgan at St Helen's in Swansea.
Nash is best known for being the first bowler who was struck for six sixes in as many balls by Garfield Sobers on 31 August 1968 while bowling slow left-arm.

Yuvraj Singh

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On 19 September 2007, during a match between England and India in the inaugural T20 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh became the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over in a T20 International, in an over bowled by Stuart Broad.
In a match against England at the 2007 World Twenty20, he famously hit six sixes in one over bowled by Stuart Broad — a feat performed only three times previously in any form of senior cricket, and never in an international match between two Test cricket teams.

Garfield Sobers

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On 10 January 1985, Ravi Shastri equaled Garry Sobers's record of hitting six sixes in an over in first class cricket. On 31 August 1968, Garfield Sobers became the first man to hit six sixes off a single six-ball over in first-class cricket.
On 31 August 1968, Sobers became the first batsman ever to hit six sixes in a single over of six consecutive balls in first-class cricket.

Daan van Bunge

The over was bowled by Dutch leg-spinner Daan van Bunge.
In their opening group stage game against South Africa on 16 March 2007, Van Bunge was the unfortunate victim as Herschelle Gibbs set a new ODI record by scoring 36 runs (six sixes from six balls) from Van Bunge's fourth over., though a run-a-ball 33 against eventual champions Australia was a highlight.

Perimeter

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In cricket, the boundary is the perimeter of a playing field.

Wicket

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Four runs (or more) can also be scored by hitting the ball into the outfield and running between the wickets.

Test cricket

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Sixes are less common, and usually fewer than 10 (and sometimes none) will be scored in the course of a match (especially a Test match).

Pakistan national cricket team

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The record for most sixes in a Test match innings is 12, which was achieved by Pakistani all-rounder Wasim Akram during an innings of 257 not out against Zimbabwe in October 1996 at Sheikhupura. The record for the most sixes in a Test match is 27, which occurred during a 2006 Test match between Pakistan and India at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.

Zimbabwe national cricket team

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The record for most sixes in a Test match innings is 12, which was achieved by Pakistani all-rounder Wasim Akram during an innings of 257 not out against Zimbabwe in October 1996 at Sheikhupura.

Sheikhupura Stadium

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The record for most sixes in a Test match innings is 12, which was achieved by Pakistani all-rounder Wasim Akram during an innings of 257 not out against Zimbabwe in October 1996 at Sheikhupura.

One Day International

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The One Day International record for most sixes hit in an innings is held by Eoin Morgan, who hit 17 sixes against Afghanistan at Old Trafford on 18 June 2019 in his innings of 148 off 71 balls.

Old Trafford Cricket Ground

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The One Day International record for most sixes hit in an innings is held by Eoin Morgan, who hit 17 sixes against Afghanistan at Old Trafford on 18 June 2019 in his innings of 148 off 71 balls.

Brendon McCullum

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Brendon McCullum currently holds the record for most sixes in a Test career with 107.

India national cricket team

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The record for the most sixes in a Test match is 27, which occurred during a 2006 Test match between Pakistan and India at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.

Iqbal Stadium

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The record for the most sixes in a Test match is 27, which occurred during a 2006 Test match between Pakistan and India at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.