Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Northern Districts duo smash world record 43 from an over

Northern Districts duo smash world record 43 from an over

A new record was created in List A cricket when two batsmen from New Zealand scored 43 runs off a single over in the Ford Trophy, the country's domestic one-day competition. Two waist-high no-balls were then slammed over the deep square and deep midwicket fence respectively followed by a straight six down the ground. South Africa-born fast bowler Willem Ludick was at the receiving end as he was taken to the cleaners, literally.

They discounted the 77 runs that former New Zealand batsman Robert Vance conceded during a first-class match against Canterbury in 1990.

Hampton started the massacre, first getting a lucky edge off a full delivery that went past the left of the diving keeper to a boundary.

Before this, the record was with Zimbabwe worldwide 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. Carter then deposited the last three balls into the stands, bringing up 43 runs off an over.

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

The partnership was also a Northern Districts record for the sixth wicket against Central Districts, breaking the previous mark of 150, set between BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan in 2011. Brett Hampton missed his maiden List A century by just five runs, while Joe Carter went on to complete his ton.

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