NZ duo score 43 off one over, create new List A record

NZ duo score 43 off one over, create new List A record

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.

Willem Ludick earned an unwanted place in the record books on Wednesday when Northern Districts took 43 runs off one of his overs in a domestic one-day cricket match in New Zealand.

Before this, the record was with Zimbabwe global 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.

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They discounted the 77 runs that former New Zealand batsman Robert Vance conceded during a first-class match against Canterbury in 1990. 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. Carter, playing in only his fifth List A matches, smashed the last three balls for six to shatter the records. Ludick's figures changed drastically after this over as it suddenly changed from 9-0-42-1 to 10-0-85-1.

In all, the pair added 178 for the sixth wicket after coming together at 95 for 5. Brett Hampton missed his maiden List A century by just five runs, while Joe Carter went on to complete his ton. He then hit a third six off a legitimate delivery before taking a single to give Carter the strike. The partnership between Carter and Hampton was also the record sixth-wicket partnership for Northern Districts against the Central Districts, breaking the previous record of 150 runs set by BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan in 2011.