During the 22nd match of the ongoing Super Smash in Christchurch, Canterbury Knights batsman Leo Carter hit six sixes in an over to enter the elite list of batsmen to have achieved the milestone.
Carter pulled off the record feat in the 16th over of the match, with left-arm orthodox bowler Anton Devcich on the receiving end of the punishment.
36 off an over! 😲
Leo Carter hit 6 sixes in a row and the @CanterburyCrick Kings have pulled off the huge chase of 220 with 7 balls to spare at Hagley Oval! 👏
— Dream11 Super Smash (@SuperSmashNZ) January 5, 2020
Chasing 220 to win against Northern Districts, the Knights were still some distance away from a win despite putting themselves in a good position till that point.
They required 64 runs from the last five overs, an asking rate of nearly 13 runs an over. However, Carter ensured they reach the target with seven balls to spare.
Carter remained unbeaten at 70 off 29 balls, striking at a fearsome rate of 241.37.
Carter has now joined Garry Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whitley and Hazratullah Zazai as players who have hit six sixes in an over.
Of these batsmen, only two – Gibbs and Yuvraj – managed to pull off the feat in international cricket. Shastri and Sobers did so in first-class cricket, whereas Whitley and Zazai, much like Carter, achieved this in T20 cricket.