New cricket world record set by Kiwi batsmen


43 runs is believed to be the most to have ever been taken from an over in "List A" (one-day) cricket. South Africa-born fast bowler Willem Ludick was at the receiving end as he was taken to the cleaners, literally.

New Zealand batting pair of Joe Carter and Brett Hampton smashed world record 43 runs off one over during a domestic one-day cricket match while playing for Northern Districts against Central Districts in Hamilton on Wednesday.

He hit a single to give Carter a run who then plundered three more sixes, all off half volleys, to make it 43 off the over.

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 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.

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

Website Cricinfo, in what it allows is a potentially incomplete list, awards the first class one-day record to Zimbabwe global Elton Chigumbura, who belted 39 off Alauddin Babu during one over in Bangladesh in 2013.

The bowler, who went into his 10th over with figures of 1-42, finished with 1-85.

The Bay of Plenty pair of Hampton and Carter combined to add 178 for the sixth wicket after linking up at 95-5. 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.