How many batsmen have hit six sixes in a single over in international cricket?

The short answer is four. The first batsman to achieve the feat on the international stage was South African Herschelle Gibbs. On March 16, 2007, in a Group A match at Warner Park in Basseterre, St. Kitts during the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup, Gibbs cleared the boundary six times in a row off Dutch all-rounder Daab van Bunge on his way to a total of 72 off 40 balls.Six months later, on September 19, 2007, Indian left-hander Yuvraj Singh dished out similar treatment to English fast bowler in a Group E match at Kingsmead in Durban, South Africa during the inaugural ICC World Twenty20; India won that match by 18 runs and went on to win the competition, beating Pakistan by five runs in the final.

More recently, on March 3, 2021, in a Twenty20 International (T20I) match at Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua, unorthodox Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya took a hat-trick in the fourth over, but was bludgeoned for six sixes by West Indies captain Kieron Pollard in the next. Pollard made 38 off 11 balls, with Dananjaya finishing with figures of 3-62 from his four overs, as West Indies won by four wickets, with a ball shy of seven overs remaining.

More recently still, in the second match of the Papua New Guinea v USA One Day International (ODI) Series at Al Amerat Cricket Ground in Al Amarat, Oman on September 9, 2021, Indian-born wicketkeeper Jaskaran Malhotra, representing the USA, became the last batsman to hit six sixes in a single over in international cricket. Papuan all-rounder Gaudi Toka was on the receiving end as Malhotra scored 173 not out, off 124 balls, in a USA total of 271-9, which gave them victory by 137 runs.

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