Kiwis’ Leo Carter becomes 7th cricketer to hit six sixes in an over

Leo Carter, New Zealand, Anton Devcich, six sixes in an over, Ravi Shastri, Yuvraj Singh, Hazratullah Zazai
Carter thrashed Anton Devcich six times over the Hagley Oval boundary during his stunning unbeaten knock of 70 off just 29 balls. File Photo: Twitter

New Zealand batsman Leo Carter on Sunday (December 5) created history by becoming the seventh cricketer in the world to record six sixes in an over.

The 25-year-old emulated the likes of Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh when he achieved the feat during his side Canterbury Kings’ win over Northern Knights in the country’s domestic Twenty20 tournament Super Smash.

The left-handed batsman smashed left-arm spinner Anton Devcich six times over the Hagley Oval boundary during his stunning unbeaten knock of 70 off just 29 balls to seal a seven-wicket win for his side while chasing an imposing 220.

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With this record, Carter officially made a memorable mark across all formats in both domestic and international level and entered the elite list alongside of Gary Sobers, Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj, Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley, and Afghanistan’s Hazratullah Zazai.

Carter also became only the fourth batsman to achieve the feat in T20 cricket in both domestic and international level.

The other batsmen to achieve the feat in T20s include India’s Yuvraj (2007), Whitely (2017) and Zazai (2018).

(With inputs from agencies)

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