Most Sixes (Cricket)

What is Most Sixes?

A six is scored in a cricket match when the ball crosses the boundary without touching the ground after being hit by the batsman. The boundary is the line which marks the edge of the playing field, and the distance between the wicket and the boundary can vary from one cricket ground to another. In professional matches, the boundary line will be physically marked, by something like a barrier of padded cushions or a rope. If the ball crosses the boundary having touched the ground first, then the score given will be four runs rather than six.

How is Most Sixes used in Sports Betting?

There are very many betting markets offered by online bookmakers during a game of cricket, ranging from choosing which team is going to win a match or series of matches, to predicting the man of the match. The market for betting on most sixes offers the chance to place a bet on which team is going to score the most sixes during the course of a match. In most cases, placing this bet successfully will depend upon careful study of the form of the teams going into the match and, in addition, to the tactics which each team is likely to employ. The degree to which batsmen will attempt to hit out and try to score as many sixes as possible may also depend upon the format being played. Whilst Test Match cricket often involves the careful building of a score, and defensive batting designed to keep a player at the wicket, T20 matches are more likely to feature batsmen trying to hit as many sixes as possible in an attempt to build or chase a high score. Following the scoring patterns of individual batsmen will also yield valuable information as to which are likely to score more sixes for their team. Many book makers will declare a bet on most sixes void if, for some reason, there is a reduction in the scheduled number of overs being bowled.

See Also:

Most First Over Runs

First Wicket Dismissal

First Wicket Haul

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