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.
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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.
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)