Cricinfo has some more commentary on Tim Southee's 77...



This was in the Ask Stephen round up. 



Tim Southee hit nine sixes in his 77 not out against England. Is that a record for a Kiwi? asked Brent Samazan from Christchurch
Only four men have ever hit more than the nine sixes Tim Southee managed in his astonishing innings against England in Napier recently. Pakistan's Wasim Akram holds the Test record with 12 (against Zimbabwe in Sheikhupura in 1996-97), Wally Hammond of England managed ten in the triple-century mentioned in the first question, while Matthew Hayden's 380 - also mentioned above - included 11 sixes. The other man to hit 11 actually holds the New Zealand record: Nathan Astle, who did it in his rapid 222 against England in Christchurch in 2001-02. Southee was only the third man to hit nine sixes in a Test innings, joining Pakistan's Inzamam-ul-Haq (against New Zealand in Lahore in 2001-02) and another New Zealander, Chris Cairns, who did it against Zimbabwe in Auckland in 1995-96. For a full list, click here.

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