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.
Joe Carter and Brett Hampton were helped by two no-balls as they set the record while batting for Northern Districts against Central Districts in a Ford Trophy match in Hamilton on Wednesday.
Aided by two no-balls, the pair hit six sixes, a four and a single from Central’s South Africa-born medium fast bowler Willem Ludick.
The bowler, who started his 10th over with figures of 1-42, finished with 1-85.
— Northern Districts (@ndcricket) November 7, 2018
The previous record for a List A one-day match was 39 runs from an over, set by Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbura while batting for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi against Abahani Ltd in the Dhaka Premier League.
The NZ Herald reported that the Bay of Plenty pair of Hampton and Carter combined to add 178 for the sixth wicket after linking up at 5-95.
Hampton was dismissed for 95 from 66 balls, while Carter went on to finish unbeaten on 102 from 77 balls, his maiden one-day century, as ND finished on 7-313.
“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 difficult total,” the NZ Herald reported.