Today in 2007 marks the day Adam Gilchrist became the first to smash 100 Test sixes, earning him Legend of the Week status.
Arguably the best wicketkeeper-batsman in cricket history, Gilchrist showed off his amazing talent with consecutive slog-sweep sixes against Sri Lanka to become the first player to reach 100 sixes.
His innings was important to Australia, setting an unreachable total of 542-5 which set them up for a 98-run win to seal the series 2-0.
Although he has since been surpassed by New Zealand superstar, Brendon McCullum (107), the Aussie remains the fastest batsman to reach 100 sixes, doing so in 96 matches, with McCullum doing so in 98 matches.
That was Gilchrist’s 100th and last six, signing off on a glittering career.
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