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Last Update on: January 5th, 2020 at 01:01 pm

New Zealand’s Leo Carter, on Sunday, joined a very elite list of players who have hit six sixes in an over. He achieved the incredible feat while playing for Canterbury against Northern Districts in the ongoing Super Smash. Chasing a mammoth total of 220, Canterbury were in a fine spot when Leo Carter came out to bat after the dismissal of Stephen Murdoch.

They were 104 for 3 in the 11th over and were well on course for the chase. By the end of the fifteenth over, Canterbury were 156 for 3, needing 64 more runs in the last 30 balls. The match was headed towards a thrilling finish when Anton Devcich came to bowl the 16th over.

And Leo Carter decided to go all out as he hit each ball of the over for a six to bring down the equation to 28 from 24 balls. After scoring 11 from his first 12 balls, Leo Carter went on to complete his fifty in just 21 balls. Canterbury eventually chased down the total with seven balls remaining.

Leo Carter remained unbeaten on 70 from just 29 balls with the help of three fours and seven sixes. Captain Cole McConchie also played a fine unbeaten knock of 49 from just 25 balls.

Here is a clip showing Leo Carter smashing six sixes:

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Sixth player to achieve the feat:

Leo Carter became the sixth cricketer to achieve the feat of hitting six sixes in an over. In international cricket, only two players have achieved this incredible feat. Herschelle Gibbs was the first player to hit six sixes in an over in international cricket before being joined by Yuvraj Singh.

Here is a list showing the batsmen who have hit six sixes in an over:

Batsman Format Bowler Match details
Garry Sobers First-class Malcolm Nash Nottinghamshire v Glamorgan, 1968
Ravi Shastri First-class Tilak Raj Mumbai v Baroda, 1985
Herschelle Gibbs ODI Dan van Bunge South Africa v the Netherlands, 2007
Yuvraj Singh T20I Stuart Broad India v England, 2007
Ross Whiteley T20 Karl Carver Worcestershire v Yorkshire, 2017
Hazratullah Zazai T20 Abdullah Mazari Kabul Zwanan v Balkh Legends, 2018
Leo Carter T20 Anton Devcich Canterbury vs Northern Districs, 2020