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Calculating the distance of the six hit by the batsmen is a new trend.

I'd searched for longest six of cricket, some said it's from Shahid Afridi, some said, it's MSD and some saying Yuvi.

I would like to know

What is the longest six in International cricket matches?

ie, Domestic matches like IPL is not a matter here.

As this question is based on stats and could be modified in future, an answer with link will be better.

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I hope someone has made an effort to recalculate historical/modern sixes on the bases of stadium sizes, rooftop heights, etc. But here are a few candidates to enjoy in the meantime. :) –  user1564 Oct 19 '13 at 12:59
    
Performance doesn't seem to be an appropriate tag IMO. Since a player can hit a log six by good timing too. :) –  hims056 Oct 21 '13 at 10:02
    
These are two questions. I think you should ditch the shortest six part of the question. Perhaps ask it in a different question. This here seems a very funny candidate, but the scorecard shows this to be 5 penalty runs: hence no six for the batsman. –  user1564 Oct 21 '13 at 17:49
    
@aufkag, Question edited. –  Sports Fan Oct 22 '13 at 4:54
    
I don't know more about it but was there any technology/method to measure the distance of six few years ago? –  hims056 Oct 26 '13 at 6:46

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YouTube is notoriously unreliable when it comes to records claims, so I am answering this question with a candidate for the longest six in international cricket that at least has a somewhat more reliable reference. I am not claiming this is the record holder.


Mark Waugh from Daniel Vettori, 1997

Test no. 1386 | 1997/98 season Played at Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth 20,21,22,23 November 1997 (5-day match)

Under the Perth floodlights, which were switched on after tea, the first such use in Tests, he on-drove Vettori more than 130 yards [119 meters] on to the roof of the five-tier Lillee-Marsh Stand, a shot many locals believed to be the biggest six at the WACA ground.

Wisden

He proceeded to score 86, including a lofted drive from Daniel Vettori onto the roof of the Lillee-Marsh Stand. The ball travelled approximately 130 m, one of the longest sixes in history.

Wikipedia

Here is YouTube footage of the shot.

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Shahid Afridi hit the biggest six in cricket history against South Africa in 2013 in his 88 runs innings. The distance of the six measured 158 meters.

  1. SHAHID AFRIDI - 160 m
  2. SHAHID AFRIDI - 158 m
  3. MARTIN GUPTILL - 129 m
  4. KIERON POLLARD - 125 m
  5. ALBIE MORKEL - 124 m
  6. CHRIS GAYLE - 120 m
  7. CHRIS GAYLE - 119 m
  8. M.S. DHONI - 112.6 m
  9. CHRIS GAYLE - 112 m
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Where does this list come from? –  Michael Myers Nov 10 '13 at 3:08

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