Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

New cricket world record set by Kiwi batsmen

New cricket world record set by Kiwi batsmen

Hampton then cracked another six before handing over to Carter with a single, as he blasted another 18 runs from the final three balls of the over to set the new world record.

Now, video footage has emerged of the over after Northern Districts posted a highlights reel of the over on Twitter.

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. Carter joined in on the fun thumping the hapless bowler for three mammoth sixes all through the leg side to take the record as Ludick's figures went from a respectable 9-0-42-1 to a horrific 10-0-85-1.

"It was right at the end and I suppose it was a "see ball, hit ball" scenario", said Hampton. Brett Hampton missed his maiden List A century by just five runs, while Joe Carter went on to complete his ton. We got a few no balls to help us get going. "We came together (at the end of the over) and said 'how many did we get on that?' I think we said it was 39".

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It tops the previous world record of 39 runs off one over in a 50-over game, scored by Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura in a one-dayer in the 2013/14 season.

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

Back to Hamilton, Hampton started the onslaught with a four followed by two sixes off two waist-high no-balls.

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.

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