Blackcaps v England: Ben Stokes breaks Brendon McCullum's record for most test sixes

Ben Stokes now holds the title for most sixes in test cricket history, after surpassing England's Kiwi coach and former Blackcap Brendon McCullum at Bay Oval.

Stokes lofted New Zealand fast bowler Scott Kuggeleijn on day three of their day/night series opener against New Zealand to bring up his 108th maximum in cricket's longest format.

He found the boundary rope for another six the very next ball for good measure to extend his record-breaking achievement.

Under McCullum's now famed 'Bazball', it's little surprise to see Stokes take the mantle from his now mentor, with Blackcaps captain Tim Southee the nearest active rival with 76 sixes.

Australia's Adam Gilchrist (100), West Indies' Chris Gayle (98), and South Africa's Jacques Kallis (97) round out the rest of the top five.

Stokes would be dismissed just a few overs later for 31, as he looked to come down the wicket and launch another big blow to extend England's lead in the first test at Mount Maunganui.

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