17 sixes in an anning, Ben Stokes breaks previous record of Graham Napier 16 sixes
LONDON (TSAT) - Ben Stokes smashes County Championship record with 17 sixes in an innings during at the Gulsh County Championship.
Stokes broke the earlier record of 16 sixes in a first-class county game which was jointly held by Australian Andrew Symonds for Gloucestershire against
Glamorgan in 1995 and Graham Napier for Essex against Surrey in 2011. However Ben Stokes holds the English county record for most sixes in an innings.
New England Test Skipper Ben Stokes has set a record for most sixes in an innings at the Gulsh County Championship.
Representing the dirham, Ben Stokes hit 17 sixes in an innings against Worcestershire.
England captain Ben Stokes played a superb innings of 161 off just 126 balls with 17 sixes and 8 fours against Durham in the county championship.
In that brilliant innings, Ben Stokes hit five sixes in a row in an over while scoring a century off just 64 balls.
Remember that It’s the second time Stokes has hit five consecutive sixes in a County Championship game, having also performed the feat against Hampshire in 2011
But th New Zealand's Colin Monroe still holds the record for most 23 sixes in an innings of first-class cricket.