Two batsmen in New Zealand have set a record by scoring 43 runs in an over.
Joe Carter and Brett Hampton were batting for Northern Districts against Central Districts in a domestic one-day match in Hamilton on Wednesday.
South Africa-born fast bowler Willem Ludick bowled eight balls in the over, including two no-balls, conceding six sixes, a four and a single.
The scoring went (with Hampton facing Ludick to start the over): 4, 6 (+1 for no ball), 6 (+1 for no ball), 6, 1, 6, 6, 6.
It was the 46th over of the ND innings. They ended their 50 overs batting first in the fifth-round Trophy match at 313-7, with Carter 102 not out off 77 balls while Hampton made 95 off 66 deliveries.
The duo put on 178 for the sixth wicket in 21 overs – a Northern Districts record for the sixth wicket against Central Districts, breaking the previous mark of 150 by BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan in 2011.
The total is a record for ‘List A’ matches – one-day internationals and recognised domestic limited-over games.
Ludick might have been removed from the attack after only one legitimate delivery because his next two attempts were waist-high full tosses.
But playing conditions in New Zealand allow umpires to “apply understanding and tolerance with regard to over-waist-high full toss deliveries” and officials decided a no-ball was sufficient penalty on both occasions.
Carter and Hampton passed the previous record for a List A over of 39, set by Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi against Abahani Ltd in the Dhaka Premier League.
In one-day internationals, South African Herschelle Gibbs scored 36 in an over – with six sixes – against Daan van Bunge of the Netherlands in the 2007 World Cup. In the 20-over format, India’s Yuvraj Singh dispatched England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes in the 2007 World T20 in Durban.
In a first-class match between Wellington and Canterbury in 1990, occasional bowler Bert Vance conceded 77 in an over in which only one of his first 17 deliveries was legitimate, part of a bizarre attempt to contrive a result on the final day.
Here’s the video:
Most runs off one over in List A one-day matches;
43 (4nb6nb661666): Brett Hampton and and Joe Carter (43) off Willem Ludick, Northern Districts v Central Stags, Hamilton, New Zealand, 2018
39 (nb5w164646w16): Elton Chigumbura (39) off Alauddin Babu, Sheikh Jamal v Abahani Ltd, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2013
37 (666625nb6): JP Duminy (37) off Eddie Leie, Cape Cobras v Knights, Cape Town, South Africa, 2018
36 (x6): Herschelle Gibbs (36) off Daan van Bunge, South Africa v Netherlands, St. Kitts, Saint Kitts and Nevis, 2007
35 (64wd6666): Raiphi Gomez (35) off Dwaraka Ravi Teja, Hyderabad (India) v Kerala, Chennai, India, 2009/10
34 (5×6, 1×4): Viv Richards (34) off David Graveney, Somerset v Gloucestershire, Taunton, England, 1977
34 (4×6, 2×4): Sourav Ganguly (32) (nb 2) off Sukhvinder Singh, India v India B, Chennai, India, 2001
33 (644w1666): Tamim Iqbal (33) off Sikandar Raza, Brothers Union v Kalabagan CA, Fatullah, Bangladesh, 2013
32 (4×6, 2×4): Padmaja Manikantan (32) off Satyakumar Verma, Kerala v Andhra, Chennai, India, 2007/08
32 (466466): Alex Ross (32) off Nathan Lyon, South Australia v New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2017