Two New Zealand batsman set a new record for the most runs scored in over during an A-List cricket match played at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The incident occurred during a domestic cricket match between Northern Districts and Central Districts on Wednesday.
The duo of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton from Northern Districts combined to hit six sixes, a four and a single off a Central District medium-fast bowler Willem Ludick’s 10th over. The pair were helped by two no-balls and lapses in concentration, to churn out 43 runs from the over.
From there on, Carter went on to slam his maiden ODI century and remained unbeaten for 102 off 62 balls, and Brett Hampton scored 95 off 66 balls. The two fiery knocks proved to quite vital as it powered Northern Districts to a massive 313/7 in fifty overs.
While it was a field day for the Northern Districts batsmen, the day just got even worse for the Central District bowler Willem Ludick, who was bowling his last over of his spell. He had already conceded 42 off his first nine overs and had taken a single wicket before being hammered for 43 runs in his final over to finish with figures of 1-85.
In the context of the match, the 178 runs the duo added for the sixth wicket, helped the Northern Districts secure an impressive 25-run victory. The partnership also surpassed the previous record of the most runs scored by Northern Districts against Central Districts for the sixth wicket. The record of 150 runs was previously held by BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan set in 2011.
It is believed that 43 runs from the over also surpasses Zimbabwe’s Elton Chigumbara’s record of 39 runs from an over in List A’ one-day cricket. He created the record while playing for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi in the Dhaka Premier League held in 2013. The Kiwi pair now jointly hold the record for the most runs scored in an over of List A' cricket.
Meanwhile, 36 runs is the highest to be conceded in international cricket, with a six off each delivery. South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs did it against Netherlands bowler Daan van Bunge in the 2007 ODI World Cup, while India's Yuvraj Singh made a mockery of England pacer Stuart Broad by smashing six consecutive sixes in a 2007 T20I World Cup match.