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What! Southee ahead of Tendulkar, Ponting in a batting record?

Tim Southee cracked two huge sixes on Tuesday in New Zealand's first innings against India to go ahead of Ricky Ponting's 73 sixes in Tests. With 75 sixes in 79 matches, he now ranks 15th in list of most sixes by a batsman in Test matches.

Sachin Tendulkar has 69 sixes in 200 matches. Southee can, in fact, surpass MS Dhoni too in the coming days. He is just 3 big hits away from equalling Dhoni's 78 sixes.

Southee's countrymate and former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum tops the chart with 107 sixes off 101 matches. Virendra Sehwag is the only Indian to feature in the Top 10. With 91 sixes in 104 matches, he ranks 5th in the list.

Watch Southee's two sixes and other hits from Day 5:

on McCullum tops the chart with 107 sixes off 101 matches. Virendra Sehwag is the only Indian to feature in the Top 10. With 91 sixes in 104 matches, he ranks 5th in the list.

 

Player Career Runs Sixes
Brendon McCullum 6453 107
Adam Gilchrist 5570 100
Chris Gayle 7214 98
Jacques Kallis 13289 97
Virender Sehwag 8586 91
Brian Lara 11953 88
Chris Cairns 3320 87
Viv Richards 8540 84
Andrew Flintoff 3845 82
Mat Hayden 8625 82
Misbah-ul-Haq 5222 81
Kevin Pietersen 8181 81
Ben Stokes 4631 79
MS Dhoni 4876 78
Tim Southee 1728 75
Ricky Ponting 13378 73
Clive Lloyd 7515 70
Younis Khan 10099 70
Sachin Tendulkar 15921 69
Ian Botham 5200 67
Cordon Greenidge 7558 67
AB de Villiers 8765 64
Angelo Mathews 6236 63
Carl Hooper 5762 63
Kapil Dev 5248 61
Mahela Jayawardene 11814 61
Rohit Sharma 2679 59