Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Northern Districts’ batsmen create world record, smashing 43 runs off an over

Northern Districts’ batsmen create world record, smashing 43 runs off an over

In ODI cricket, the record for most runs off one single over is with South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs, who looted 36 runs off Netherland's Dan van Bunge during their 2007 World Cup game, hitting six consecutive sixes and creating a world record.

Joe Carter and Brett Hampton were batting for Northern Districts against Central Districts in a domestic one-day match in Hamilton on Wednesday. "It was a "see ball, hit ball scenario".

43 runs are believed to be the most runs ever scored off a single over in "List A" one-day cricket, surpassing Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbara's record of 39 runs from an over. "We got a couple of free no balls which helped us to get going".

"At the end of it we came together and discussed, 'How many did we actually get?'"

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 weird attempt to contrive a result on the final day. The onslaught was started by Hampton, who got an under-edge past the 'keeper for a four first ball off Ludick's tenth and final over.

The next went for six as Ludick was called for a no ball.

Carter finished unbeaten on 102 off 77 balls while Hampton was dismissed for 95 off 66.

Poor Ludick's figures went from a respectable 1/42 from nine overs to a messy 1/85 from 10. Chigumbara while playing for Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club hammered 39 runs off an over bowled by Abahani Limited bowler Alauddin Babu in Dhaka Premier League held in 2013.

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

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