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Chris Gayle boost helps West Indies to break the world record for number of sixes in an innings against England

Windies surpassed the previous record of 22 set by New Zealand against them in January 2014.

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New Delhi Published on: February 21, 2019 11:32 IST
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Gayle hit 12 sixes on his own.

West Indies hit a world record 23 sixes against England in the 1st ODI held at Bridgetown yesterday including a whopping 12 maximums from opener Chris Gayle himself. In doing so, the Windies surpassed the previous record of 22 set by New Zealand against them in January 2014.

Gayle on Wednesday overtook former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi in the list of most sixes hit in international cricket as England took on West Indies at the Kensington Oval in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Gayle smashed his career's 477th maximum in international cricket in the 15th over of the Windies innings to go past Afridi at the top of the list.

Jason Roy and Joe Root hit centuries to power England to its record one-day run chase, seeing off the West Indies by six wickets after weathering a barrage of sixes by Chris Gayle.

The tourists were given a target of 360 in the first ODI after Gayle ended his six-month exile from the team by hitting 12 sixes in a knock of 135. England's previous best pursuit was the 350 they scored against New Zealand in 2015 but Jos Buttler clipped his first ball for four to put England on 364-4 and seal a historic win with eight deliveries remaining.

(With AP inputs)

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