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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Carter becomes first to hit Six sixes in an over in NZ T20 match

Leo Carter becomes the fourth in T20 overall seventh cricketer to hit six 6s in an over, History.

Leo Carter has become the first New Zealander to hit six sixes in an over fourth player in T20 cricket & Overall Seventh Players to do so at a top domestic level or higher, as a remaining astonishing record in Cricket history. 

The 25-year-old left-hand batsman achieved the feat during the course of an unbeaten 29-ball 70 that helped Canterbury Kings chase down 220 against Northern Districts in the Super Smash tournament on Sunday.

Carter hit the runs off Northern Districts' ex-New Zealand left-arm spinner Anton Devcich at Christchurch's Hagley Oval, while playing in the domestic Super Smash T20 tournament.

 Leo Carter becomes seventh cricketer to hit six sixes in an over in cricket history

"I just stepped across and swung as hard as I could," Carter told Sky.

"I'm not so sure I got many off the middle, but pretty short boundary there, so they just carried over, I was pretty thankful for that.

"We needed a big over at that time - I was lucky enough to get a few over there."

His feat happened in the 16th over as the home side successfully chased their target of 220 with seven balls to spare - the highest successful T20 run chase in New Zealand's history.

Watch the Leo Carter highlights Six Sixes in an Over in NZ domestic T20 League.

Who is  Leo Carter?

 Leo Carter is a New Zealand first-class cricketer. He was part of New Zealand's squad for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Canterbury for the 2018–19 season.

 He made his senior debut for Canterbury in 2014, and has so far played 25 first-class matches, 20 List A games and 26 T20s. His astonishing strike rate of 241.37 on Sunday was nearly twice his overall career strike rate in T20s.

Top 7 Players who hit the Six Sixes in an Over in Cricket History, (T20, ODI).

Seven batsmen have achieved the feat in top-level cricket:

  1. 1968 - Sir Garfield Sobers (for Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan)*
  2. 1984 - Ravi Shastri (Bombay v Baroda)*
  3. 2007 - Herschelle Gibbs (South Africa v Netherlands, World Cup)
  4. 2007 - Yuvraj Singh (India v England, T20)
  5. 2017 - Ross Whiteley (Worcestershire v Yorkshire, T20)
  6. 2018 - Hazratullah Zazai (Kabul Zwanan v Balkh Legends, T20)
  7. 2020 - Leo Carter (Canterbury v Northern Districts, T20)

*first-class cricket

 In addition, in 2013, Jordan Clark became the first Englishman to hit six sixes in an over in a second XI game against Yorkshire at Scarborough, off the bowling of left-arm spinner Gurham Randhawa.

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