London: New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns broke the world record for most sixes in a Test career as the tourists were bowled out for 386 on the second day of the first cricket Test at Lord's here today. Cairns's 82 featured four sixes and 10 fours. His third six, off all-rounder Andrew Flintoff, saw him break West Indies great Viv Richards's previous world record of 84 Test sixes. He added one more six before he was last man out, caught by Stephen Harmison at fine leg off Flintoff having faced just 47 balls for his best Test score against England. Cairns best performances with regard to the most sixes in a Test innings has been against Zimbabwe when he hit 9 during the course of his innings of 120 at Auckland in 1995-96. When he hit seven sixes during his innings of 158 against South Africa at Auckland in 2003-04, he became the first batsman in Test Cricket to have recorded seven sixes or more in innings twice.
(With Wire inputs)
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