Two New Zealand batsmen Joe Carter and Brett Hampton have carved their names in a special record book as they smashed the most runs in an over in the List A cricket history by hitting 43 runs in an over.
It was the List A match between Central Districts and Northern Districts in The Ford Trophy at Seddon Park (Hamilton) on Wednesday (November 7). Initially, after Central Districts sent Northern Districts to bat first, Northern Districts had a weak start as they went down to 95/5.
Later, the middle-order batsmen Joe Carter and Brett Hampton rescued the team by taking full control of that innings. They had a giant 178-run partnership for the sixth wicket which helped the team to reach over the total of 300.
During that partnership, both the batsmen were involved to make the new record to scoring most runs in an over in the List A cricket history. The 21-year-old Central Districts’ right-arm pacer Willem Ludick experienced this horrific moment as he conceded 43 runs on his last over of the spell. While he started that over with the bowling figure of 9-0-42-1, he ended that over with the bowling figure of 10-0-85-1.
In that over, at first Hampton hit 4, 6nb, 6nb, 6 and a single and then Carter smashed three sixes in a row. Both the no-balls were the waist-high no-balls as Hampton scored 23 runs and Carter added 18 runs from that over.
They broke the record of Zimbabwe batsman Elton Chigumbura’s (Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club) 39 runs off an over of Alauddin Babu (Abahani Ltd) during the game between Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club and Abahani Ltd at Dhaka in 2013.
Coming back to the game, Carter remained unbeaten on 102 off 77 balls (4 fours and 8 sixes) while Hampton just missed his century by getting dismissed on 95 off 66 balls (5 fours and 6 sixes). In the result of those dual brilliant knocks, Northern Districts managed a total of 313/7 at the end of 50 overs.
In reply, Dean Foxcroft’s unbeaten 120-run knock off 105 balls (8 fours and 4 sixes) went in vain for the Central Districts as they managed to score 288/9 at the end of 50 overs. Northern Districts won the match by 25 runs.
Here is the video of that record-breaking over
— Northern Districts (@ndcricket) November 7, 2018