New cricket world record set by Kiwi batsmen

Annette Crawford
Ноября 7, 2018

Two New Zealand batsmen have combined to set a world record by hitting 43 runs, including six sixes, from a single over in a domestic one-day cricket match. South Africa-born fast bowler Willem Ludick was at the receiving end as he was taken to the cleaners, literally.

New Zealand also holds the record for most runs coming from an over in all formats of cricket, with 77 runs coming off a Bert Vance over in four-day cricket in 1990, after Vance purposely bowled repeated no-balls in an attempt to give the opposition an incentive to chase a seemingly hard total. But all these factors doesn't undermine with Northern District pair Joe Carter and Brett Hampton achieved on Wednesday. In that game, former Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura had smashed four sixes and three fours in a seven-ball over which included a no ball.

Hampton began the carnage with a four and then two sixes from consecutive no-balls.

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Website Cricinfo, in what it allows is a potentially incomplete list, awards the first class one-day record to Zimbabwe worldwide Elton Chigumbura, who belted 39 off Alauddin Babu during one over in Bangladesh in 2013.

Another six followed from a legitimate ball before he took a single to rotate the strike. Carter, playing in only his fifth List A matches, smashed the last three balls for six to blaze into the record books.

In all, the pair added 178 for the sixth wicket after coming together at 95 for 5. Ludick's bowling figures nosedived from 9-0-42-1 to 10-0-85-1.

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