Colin Munro claims new record for number of sixes with 23 maximums
New Zealand batsman Colin Munro has smashed the record for the most sixes in a first-class innings.
He hit 23 maximums in his 281 from 167 balls for Auckland against Central Districts in the Plunket Shield - New Zealand's first-class competition.
The previous record of 16 was held by four players - Andrew Symonds, Graham Napier, Jesse Ryder and Mukhtar Ali.
Munro, 28, not in New Zealand's World Cup squad, will play for Worcestershire again in this year's T20 Blast.
|Most number of sixes in an innings|
|Tests - 12||Wasim Akram||Pakistan v Zimbabwe||Sheikhupura, 1996|
|First-class - 23||Colin Munro||Auckland v Central Districts||Napier (Nelson Park), 2015|
|ODIs - 16||Rohit Sharma||India v Australia||Bangalore, 2013|
|ODIs - 16||AB de Villiers||South Africa v West Indies||Johannesburg, 2015|
|ODIs - 16||Chris Gayle||West Indies v Zimbabwe||Canberra, 2015|
|T20 internationals - 14||Aaron Finch||Australia v England||Southampton, 2013|
|All T20 games - 17||Chris Gayle||Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors||Bangalore, 2013|
The left-hander made 13 appearances for the county in last year's competition, scoring 332 runs at an average of 27, with a top score of 65.
He played one Test and seven one-day internationals for New Zealand in 2013, with a highest score of 85 in an ODI against Bangladesh.
Munro has also made 14 T20 international appearances, averaging 21.55 with a highest score of 73 not out, but has not featured since the ICC World Twenty20 last year.