Rituraj Gaikwad smashes 7 sixes in an over to make world record

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Rituraj Gaikwad smashes 7 sixes in an over to make world record

On 28 November, Rituraj Gaikwad, playing for Maharashtra, became the first batsman in List-A cricket to hit 7 sixes in an over in the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Important facts

  • Gaikwad made this record against Uttar Pradesh in Ahmedabad.

  • He remained unbeaten after scoring 220 runs off 159 balls. This is his first double century in List-A cricket, before that 187 not out was his best score.

  • This is also his sixth century in the last 8 innings of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

  • In the 49th over of the innings, he scored 43 runs including 7 sixes on left arm spinner Shiva Singh.

  • On the first ball, Rituraj hit a six over long-on, on the second ball he also hit a straight six, on the third ball he hit a six on the leg side to complete the hat-trick, on the fourth and 5th ball he hit a six over mid-off, the 5th ball was also a no ball.

  • This is the most expensive over in List-A cricket, in which a total of 43 runs were scored.

  • Batsmen who have hit six sixes in an over include Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whiteley, Hazratullah Zazai, Leo Carter, Kieron Pollard and Thisara Perera.

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