The recent Indian Premier League saw a total of 1,124 sixes hit, including a huge 115-metre maximum by Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Faf du Plessis — here’s a list of the longest sixes in IPL 2023.
5. Rinku Singh, KKR vs LSG, 110 metres
Rinku, who made a name for himself after hitting five sixes in as many balls to help Kolkata win, carried forward his form and ended as one of the breakout stars in the edition. He played a number of remarkable innings during the IPL, including against Lucknow Super Giants in the last league game.
Chasing 177 runs, with his team needing 41 runs from the last two overs, he displayed his power-hitting skills by hitting three fours off Afghanistan seamer Naveen-ul-Haq, followed by a massive six over deep mid-wicket off a length ball. The ball traveled a distance of 110 meters, making it the second-longest hit by an Indian player in the IPL.
5. Marcus Stoinis, LSG vs SRH, 110 metres
During a thrilling run-chase of 183 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Marcus Stoinis once again showcased his power-hitting abilities and initiated LSG’s comeback by hitting two sixes off Abhishek Sharma in the 16th over.
The first ball of the over was a full toss, positioned around the off stump, and Stoinis took advantage of the delivery, smashing it downtown for a massive six. However, he displayed even greater aggression on the third delivery, launching a colossal hit that traveled 110 meters straight down the ground. Stoinis departed on the very next ball, but his 25-ball 40 helped LSG over the line.
4. Shivam Dube, CSK vs RCB, 111 metres
CSK’s Dube was one of the surprise performers of the season, hitting a total of 35 maximums this IPL, including a huge 111-metre hit against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He first hit a 101-metre six on the third ball that he faced in the game and followed up with an even bigger shot five balls later. Harshal Patel, the bowler, could only watch helplessly as his slow full toss was smashed over long-on and into the second tier. The hit was measured at 111 meters, making it one of the most colossal sixes in the history of the IPL.
3. Jos Buttler, RR vs LSG, 112 metres
In an IPL 2023 match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur against Lucknow, RR opener Jos Buttler delivered a powerful blow, hitting a six that travelled a distance of 112 meters against the Lucknow Super Giants.
Facing a delivery on leg-stump from pacer Yudhvir Singh, the England cricketer lofted the ball over the midwicket boundary during the fourth ball of the fifth over of the Rajasthan Royals’ chase of 155. However, his efforts went in vain as Rajasthan lost a close game.
2. Tim David, MI vs PBKS, 114 metres
In a match held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Tim David from the Mumbai Indians displayed his striking prowess by hitting a colossal 114-metre against the Punjab Kings.
Facing a full-toss delivery from pacer Nathan Ellis, the Australian powerhouse sent the ball soaring over mid-wicket during the 18th over of Mumbai’s chase of 215 runs. Despite his 25* in 13 balls, Mumbai were unable to overhaul the target, falling short by 13 runs.
1. Faf du Plessis, RCB vs LSG, 115 metres
Faf du Plessis produced one of the most remarkable sixes ever witnessed in the Indian Premier League (IPL) during a match against the Lucknow Super Giants. The seasoned player smashed a massive six that traveled an impressive distance of 115 meters. This remarkable feat occurred at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, during RCB’s match.
On the fourth delivery of the 15th over, leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi delivered a short ball that proved costly. Du Plessis swiftly moved back on his back foot, displaying excellent footwork, and unleashed a powerful pull shot over the square leg region. The ball sailed over the boundary, cleared the roof and landed outside the stadium.
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