Ruturaj Gaikwad smashes world record seven sixes in an over | Video

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad hit an unbeaten 220. File photo

Maharashtra opener Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed a world record seven sixes in an over during the quarterfinal against Uttar Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy national one-day championship in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Gaikwad hit seven sixes in the penultimate over of the innings bowled by Shiva Singh, which included a no-ball.

The 43 runs conceded by Shiva also equalled the List A record for most runs off an over, set in 2018 by Northern Districts' Joe Carter and Brett Hampton, who hit Central Districts' Willem Ludick for six sixes, a four and a single in an over with two no-balls.

Gaikwad joined Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whiteley, Haztratullah Zazai, Leo Carter, Kieron Pollard and Thisara Perera to have hit six sixes in an over.

Gaikwad's unbeaten 220 off 159 balls powered Maharashtra to 330/5. His innings contained 10 fours and 16 sixes.

Uttar Pradesh were bowled out for 272 in 47.4 overs as Maharashtra recorded a 58-run win to enter the semifinals.

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