most sixes in a innings

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    Thornely hits sixes record
    By Michael Donaldson
    November 3, 2004

    DOMINIC Thornely today surpassed the late David Hookes by hitting the most sixes ever seen in a first-class innings in Australia.

    The rising star of New South Wales cricket joined Stuart MacGill in a once-in-a-lifetime 10th wicket partnership of 219.

    Only one pair in the history of Australian domestic cricket has added more runs for the last wicket and that happened in 1928-29 when NSW pair Alan Kippax and Hal Hooker compiled a world record stand of 307 against Victoria in Melbourne.

    MacGill contributed just 27 runs to the 219-run stand as the 26-year-old Thornely finished on 261 not out in just his eighth match for the Blues.

    Thornely hit 21 fours and 11 sixes - a record for a first-class innings in Australia, surpassing Hookes' tally of 10 for South Australia against NSW at Adelaide in 1985-86.

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