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

Willem Ludick's figures went for a toss.

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Two New Zealand batsmen, Joe Carter and Brett Hampton combined together to set a world record by scoring 43 runs off a single over in a domestic One Day cricket match at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The duo, while batting for Northern Districts in their match against Central Districts on Wednesday, hit six sixes, a four and a single off Central’s medium-fast bowler Willem Ludick’s 10th over.

The 43 runs over, which included two sixes off two no-balls, thus ravished Ludick’s figures from a decent 9-0-42-1 to the dismal 10-0-85-1. The onslaught was started by Hampton with a four, followed by three sixes including two sixes off two waist-high no-balls and a single off third delivery putting Carter on strike. Carter then deposited the last three balls into the stands, bringing up 43 runs off an over.

Hampton was eventually dismissed for 95 from 66 balls in the 47th over, while Carter, who scored his maiden One-Day century, remained unbeaten on 102 from 77 balls, as Northern Districts finished on 313-7 in 50 overs.

The pair added 178 runs for the sixth wicket after Northern District was struggling at 95-5, eventually helping their team secure a 25-run victory over Central Districts. 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.

Breaks the record of Elton Chigumbura

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. 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.

The Kiwi pair of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton, scoring 43 runs off an over, now jointly holds the record for most runs scored in an over.

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Written by Akshay Verma