World Record Alert! Six sixes in an over are something that does not happen every day and to top that get 43 runs in an over is unheard off. Well, a world record was created for the most runs in an over in a recent List A game between Northern Districts and Northern Districts. It was the Kiwi pair of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton who did it as they were aided with no-balls. South Africa-born fast bowler Willem Ludick was at the receiving end as he was taken to the cleaners, literally.

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The over comprised of six sixes, a four and a couple of no-balls.

“It was pretty special,” said Hampton. “It was a ‘see ball, hit ball scenario’. We got a few no balls to help us get going.

“At the end of it we came together and discussed, ‘How many did we actually get?’

Carter, who scored his first one-day ton in the match, added: “We lost count.”

The bowler would consider himself unlucky as the first ball of the over was a perfect widish yorker which could have been chopped onto the stumps, but it luckily for the batsman missed the wickets and went for a boundary.

The most runs conceded in an over in international cricket is 36 – a six from every ball – which has happened in both limited-overs formats, and twice in first-class cricket but never (yet) in a Test match.

Herschelle Gibbs did it in the 2007 World Cup against Netherlands bowler Daan van Bunge in the 2007 World Cup in St Kitts. Indian batsman Yuvraj Singh did the same a few months later in the inaugural World T20I against a formidable English side. He hit six sixes off Stuart Broad.