Cricket has come a long way right from its initial stages. Test cricket remains an important format, but one-day internationals and T20 cricket have become more popular over the years. T20 with short duration and guaranteed entertainment took the game to the next level and lots of fans are showing interest in the game these days. IPL is known as the most entertaining league in cricket.
Cricket in T20 is favored to batsmen with only 3 players outside the 30 yard. Friendly rules and pitches also need to innovate new tricks to get better of the batsmen. Cricket has seen lots of destructive batsmen over the years. The devastating batting capabilities make the batsmen more popular these days.
The one who has got the ability to hit huge sixes is always loved by cricket fans across the globe. It will take a good hit, timing, and technique to hit the ball over the park and we’ve witnessed some beauties over the years. H
Here are the Top 5 longest sixes that the cricketing world has witnessed.
5. Mark Waugh- Australia vs New Zealand, 1997 Test
Mark Waugh is the younger fraternal twin brother of Steve Waugh. Mark Waugh is one of the legendary players of Australia who played 3 down (5th position) in Steve waugh leading Australian side. Mark Waugh’s six traveled a total distance of 120 meters. The younger Waugh did it at a time when hitting boundaries was a difficult task and he managed to hit it beyond the park.
4. Corey Anderson- New Zealand vs India, 2014 ODI
Corey Anderson recently swept the headlines for having chosen to retire from the New Zealand team and moving on to play for the United States of America in international cricket. But, on the 19th of January in 2014, he was in the talks for having hit a huge six while batting in a One Day International match against India. Corey Anderson ruthlessly hit Indian bowler Mohammed Shami for a six distancing 122 meters.
3. Martin Guptill, New Zealand vs South Africa, T20I, 2012
Guptill hit this mammoth shot off the delivery of the South-African pacer, Lonwabo Tsotsobe Martin Guptill showed his batting process in its truest sense and his mastery in white-ball cricket when he smashed a 127 meter six way back in the year 2012.
2. Brett Lee- Australia vs West Indies, 2005 Test
Not expecting Brett Lee on the list and that too on second? Yeah, we too. Retired fast bowler holds the record of also hitting the ball past the 130-meter mark for a maximum. Brett Lee had made a name for himself over the years for having the ability to tonk the oddball into the stands and playing crucial cameos for his team, but it came as a real surprise to everyone when ‘Binga’ smashed the ball this far.
1. Jacob Oram- New Zealand vs Australia, 2005 ODI
This mammoth blow came during New Zealand’s run chase off the bowling of the Aussie bowler Stuart Clark. A forgotten name that has been unheard of in recent years but was a key Kiwis player over their time, Jacob Oram, makes his way into this list at the top spot, having hit a six that went over 130 meters. The audience went all awe after the ball traveled that long enough.