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Dhoni's feat of sixes



Dhoni's four sixes on Saturday provided the fifth instance when he hit as many sixes in an innings. With this Dhoni joins the select band of cricketers hitting four or more sixes in an innings on five occasions. He is the only Indian in this list that includes the greats like Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Flintoff, Chris Cairns, Ian Botham and Brian Lara.

Instances of Dhoni hitting 4 or more sixes in an innings

6s Opponent Venue Season
6 West Indies St. John's 2006
4 Pakistan Faisalabad 2005-06
4 Bangladesh Dhaka 2007
4 England The Oval 2007
4 Australia Mohali 2008-09

Batsmen hitting 4 or more sixes in an innings on most occasions

11 Adam Gilchrist (Aus)
7 Andrew Flintoff (Eng)
5 MS Dhoni (Ind)
5 Chris Cairns (NZ)
5 Ian Botham (Eng)
5 Brian Lara (WI)

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