Longest six in cricket history
Shahid Afridi LONGEST approx 160 Meter SIX at Melbourne 2007
Shahid Afridi to McLaren 138 meters long vs South Africa 2013
Jacob Oram hit the longest six in an ODI 130 Meter Longer Six
Jacob Oram hit the longest six in an ODI against Australia when the Kiwis chased down a huge target of 332 at Sydney in 2006 Feb. The length of the SIX was supposed to be 133 metres. Tony Greig’s commentary on the day was – “ohoo cud u ever see a batsmen hit a six into the third storey of the Sydney Cricket Ground”
Longest six in cricket by Keiron Pollard WAS 128 meter SIX off Shaun Tait
Longest six in cricket! 124 meter long by Albie Morkal
Chris Gayle 119 M Longest six in IPL 2013 at Bangalore
Longest SIX by Chris Gayle 120 & 112 meters Long
Mitchell Marsh (Perth Scorchers Aus) Hit Biggest SIX of 116 Meter Long in 1st Match of Champion League T20 2012, He blasted an unbeaten 52 off 41 balls, including a towering six which landed on the roof of Centurion and travelled a staggering 116m.
Misbah Ul Haq Huge & Longest 111 meter SIX VS Australia T20
MS Dhoni hit about 110 Meter Long six to JP Faulkner out of the ground over long on, in 7th ODI India v Australia at Bangalore, Nov 2, 2013 while David Warner hit 108 Meter Long Six.
Finally here is the Biggest 6 ever hit in Cricket History 173 meters Long, Zard (Not in International/1st Class Cricket)
Monty Noble (Australian captain in early 1900s) smashed a six out of the Sydney Cricket Ground which smashed a window on the SECOND floor of a factory across the street … of course, there is no footage of it, but it happened, and it was a bloody big six by all accounts!!
Mike Proctor took the long stick to Ashley Mallett in Australia’s last tour of South Africa before they got kicked out of international sport for their apartheid policy in the early 1970s. Apparently the ball landed in a wagon of a goods train and ended up 320 odd kilometres away! Let’s see any modern-day player hit a ball that far!!
Cricket trivia book: batting section, biggest hits.
The longest recorded six in history was hit by CI Thornton off Lionel King at the county ground at Hove on August 25, 1876. It apparently measured 168 yards and 2 feet – though sources give varying figures between this distance and 160 yards.This is generally agreed to be the greatest ever hit.
(In some books, you’ll find about a 175 yard hit by one W Fellows in 1856. It is incorrect. It has been established that Fellows’ 175 yards was not from hit to the spot where the ball landed, but from hit to the final resting place of the ball).
You can easily google for more info on the Thornton hit.
I am not quite sure about the record in a first class match (Thornton and Fellows made their hits during practice) but I believe it is a 160 yarder by Vivian Crawford
Just watched a biggest six by Mitchell Johnson (Aus) against sri lanka, it was 125 metre Big , i just do not have video for that match..will update it if ever got that video.