Ryder Equals Six-Hitting World Record

Ryder Equals Six-Hitting World Record

New Zealand's Jesse Ryder has equalled the first-class record for the most sixes in an innings when he smashed 16 against Australia A in Brisbane.

 

Ryder drew level with Australian Andrew Symonds and Englishman Graham Napier during an innings of 175 off just 137 balls.

 

"The boys were saying it's pretty close to a world record so it's disappointing to not break it," he said, after facing a bowling attack that included opening batsmen David Warner and Ed Cowan, who was smashed for 28 runs in one over.

 

Ryder was eventually caught by Nic Maddinson at square leg off Cowan.

 

"You get that close to a milestone like that, you don't get many chances and it's quite disappointing," he said. "But I'm pretty happy with the way I went today. I got a few out of the middle and scored a few runs, so I'm pretty happy with where I'm at."

 

Symonds set the record for Gloucestershire against Glamorgan in 1995 and it was matched by Napier for Essex against Surrey in 2011.