HAMILTON/ ISLAMABAD (ENN) Two young batsmen in New Zealand, 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 total is a record for ‘List A’ matches – one-day internationals and recognized 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.
Recently this year in T20 Hazartullah Zazai scored 37 runs in over smashed Six Sixes include one wide, in (APL) Afghanistan Premier League at Sharjah.
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.