Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
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Hitting 43 runs in an over!

Hitting 43 runs in an over!

Carter than plundered the last three balls of the elongated over for six through mid-wicket, bringing up 43 runs from the over - six sixes, a four, a single and two no-balls - and ravishing Ludick's figures from the acceptable 9-0-42-1 to the grim 10-0-85-1. South Africa-born fast bowler Willem Ludick was at the receiving end as he was taken to the cleaners, literally.

Hampton started the massacre, first getting a lucky edge off a full delivery that went past the left of the diving keeper to a boundary.

He further said, "We got a couple of free no balls which helped us to get going".

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. Hampton eventually 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 313-7. "We came together (at the end of the over) and said 'how many did we get on that?' I think we said it was 39".

Before this, the record was with Zimbabwe worldwide Elton Chigumbura, who had scored 39 runs off Alauddin Babu while playing for Sheikh Jamal against Abahani Limited at Dhaka in the 2013-14 season.

In all, the duo added 178 runs for the sixth wicket to take their side to 313/7.

Although batting greats Ravi Shastri and Garry Sobers famously gave Tilak Raj and Malcolm Nash places in cricket's Hall of Shame by smashing six sixes from their overs in first class matches, the world record is by no means clear.

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