Longest Six in Cricket History

Longest Six in Cricket History T20, Test, and ODI

Shahid Afridi holds the record of hitting the longest six in cricket history. He hit a massive 153m six against South Africa's Ryan McLaren in 2013.

Hitting exceptional sixes one after the other is not every cricketer's cup of tea. We all remember MS Dhoni’s last six in the World Cup 2011 and the legendary 6 sixes in one over in 2007 T20 World Cup by Yuvraj Singh. Both these players added themselves to the league of hitting the longest six in cricket history.

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Longest Six in Cricket History: Top 10 Biggest Six in Cricket World by Distance

Listed below are some of the best international cricketers who are known for hitting the biggest six in cricket history. 


Player Name



Played against


1Shahid Afridi153 metersPakistanSouth Africa2013
2Brett Lee143 metersAustraliaWest Indies2005
3Martin Guptill127 metersNew ZealandSouth Africa2012
4Liam Livingstone122 metersEnglandPakistan2021
5Corey Anderson122 metersNew ZealandIndia2014
6Mark Waugh120 metersAustraliaNew Zealand1997
7Yuvraj Singh119 metersIndiaAustralia2007
8MS Dhoni118 metersIndiaNew Zealand2009
9Shahid Afridi118 metersPakistanAustralia2005
10Chris Gayle116 metersWest IndiesIndia2010

Shahid Afridi | 153 meters long six against South Africa, 2013

The longest six in cricket history was smashed by former cricketer and captain of Pakistan, Shahid Afridi. As per official records, he hit 153 meters six making it the biggest six ever seen in the cricket world. This 153m smash was made when he played against Ryan Mclaren (A south Africa cricket player) at Johannesburg in 2013.

Brett Lee | 130 meters long against West Indies, 2005

Brett Lee, one of the best fastest bowlers in the world, is famous for his bowling abilities. But he is known for hitting the second biggest six in cricket history. In the year 2005, he smashed a 143-meter six against the West Indies. The ball literally fell into the practice nets behind the stadium, leaving Lee himself awestruck with the shot he hit.

Martin Guptill | 127 meters long against South Africa, 2012

New Zealand’s Martin Guptill is surely someone who fits the list of longest six in cricket history 2022. Guptill managed to hit a 127-meter six in a T20I vs. Lonwabo Tsotsobe of South Africa. He hit the ball over the mid-wicket boundary so hard that it hit the roof of the stadium before it came down.

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Liam Livingstone | 122 meters long against Pakistan, 2021

England’s Liam Livingstone is a power-hitter and is known for hitting his immense sixes on the cricket field. He is famous for his spectacular hit, a 122-meter six against Haris Rauf during England vs. Pakistan 2nd T20I at Headingley 2021. This hit has been recognized as one of the biggest six in cricket history in international cricket.

Corey Anderson | 122 meters long against India, 2014

New Zealand’s Corey Anderson was famous for hitting massive sixes during his time in international cricket. During the first ODI against India in 2014, Anderson hit Mohd Shami for a 122-meter six, which was marked to be one of the biggest sixes in cricket history. It proved that he is indeed one of the hardest-hitters of the cricket ball in the world. 

Mark Waugh | 120 meters long against New Zealand, 1997

Mark Waugh, one of the most underrated cricketers in the Australia team, is not known for big hits. During New Zealand’s tour of Australia in 1997, Mark hit Daniel Vettori for a 120-meter six, considered one of the longest and highest six in cricket. For a player more known for his timing and placement hitting, it was an extraordinary event. 

Yuvraj Singh | 119 meters long against Australia, 2007

Yuvraj Singh, known as Yuvi by the cricket fans, is one of the most gifted stroke-masters in the cricket fraternity. An example of this could clearly be witnessed in the year 2007 when he got recognized in the list of longest six in cricket history. Yuvraj hit Brett Lee for a 119-meter-long six during the India vs. Australia semi final of the 2007 T20 World Cup.

MS Dhoni | 118 meters long against New Zealand, 2009

The list of the longest six in cricket 2022 would always be incomplete without adding the name of MS Dhoni. He is known to keep his calm under pressure and is known to be one of the best match finishers ODI cricket has ever seen. During the India vs. New Zealand 3rd ODI in Auckland 2009, MS Dhoni smashed a 118-meter six that landed way back in the stands.

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Chris Gayle | 116 meters long against India, 2010

Chris Gayle needs no introduction. The Universe Boss is a destructive batter and holds world records for hitting the most sixes (553). In the 2010 T20 World Cup West Indies vs. India match, Chris Gayle crushed Yusaf Pathan for a 116-meter six that went straight out of the Kensington Oval stadium.

Note: When talking about the longest six in cricket history 2022, we can never forget Albert Trott’s name. He is believed to be the only player to strike a ball over the top of the Lord's Pavilion, i.e. around 164 meters. However, there is no official record of the distance traveled.


Which Indian player has hit the longest six in cricket history?

Yuvraj Singh hit the longest six 119 meters by an Indian player against Australia’s Brett Lee.

Who has hit the longest six in T20 international cricket?

Martin Guptill’s 127-meter six against South Africa is the longest six hit in T20 international cricket.

Who has hit the longest six in cricket history 173 meters?

Aiden Blizzard, hit a 130 meter long six but it is rumoured to be the longest six in cricket history 173 meters, playing for Victoria in the Australia T20 League.

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