#WorldRecord : Two New Zealand batsmen hit 43 runs in one over

Joe Carter and Brett Hampton. Image Source- AP

Chennai (AP): Two New Zealand batsmen created a world record by hitting 43 runs in an over in a domestic one-day cricket match on Wednesday.

Northern District batsmen, Joe Carter and Brett Hampton, set the world record against Central District bowler Willem Ludick in a match of Ford Trophy, New Zealand’s domestic one-day competition.

Willem Ludick.
Image Source- blackcap.co.nz.

The batsmen hit six sixes, of which two came from no-balls, one four and one single. The sequence of the over was 4, 6+nb, 6+nb, 1, 6, 6 and 6.

Coming to bat at sixth and seventh position, Carter and Hampton scored 102 and 95 respectively to help their team post 313 in 50 overs.

Before this, the record was of 39 runs in an over set by Zimbabwean batsman Elton Chigumbara. He scored the runs for Sheikh Jamal against Abahani Limited in Bangladesh’s domestic one-day tournament at Dhaka in the 2013-14 season.

Hampton had faced the first ball of the over which took an edge off him before going past the wicket keeper for a boundary. He then hit two over-the-waist no balls for six, one over square-leg and the other over mid-wicket.

In the next ball Hampton took a single to give the strike to Carter who then continued the massacre against Ludeck.

Carted then hit three consecutive sixes over long-off, mid-wicket and long-on respectively.

South Africa born bowler, Willem Ludick, had conceded 42 runs for one wicket in his first nine overs. However, after the completion of his spell the figure was 85 runs for one one wicket.