Watch: Canterbury batsman Leo Carter smashes six sixes in an over
Canterbury Kings’ batsman Leo Carter hit six consecutive sixes off an Anton Devcich over to lead his side to an enormous Super Smash chase against Northern Knights at Hagley Oval today.
Chasing 220 to win, the Kings reached into the target with an over to spare with Carter ending with an astonishing knock of 70 off just 29 balls that consumed seven sixes.
25-year old Carter became the fourth batsman to hit six sixes in an over in T20s and seventh in total after Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whitely, Hazratullah Zazai.
Of these batsmen, only Gibbs and Yuvraj managed to achieve the milestone in international cricket. Shastri and Sobers recorded the feat in first-class cricket whereas Whitley and Zazai achieved this in T20 cricket.
India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja also accomplished this feat in 2017 in an inter-district match.
In the 16th over bowled by Anton Devcich, Carter totally turned around the match for Canterbury Kings’ who opted for a good start.
In the 11th over of the match, the score read 104 for 3. Carter hammering a strike rate of 241 took his side to the home of victory with seven deliveries to be played on.
Leo Carter’s super smash!
Here’s how the Canterbury left-hander became only the fourth batsman to hit 6⃣x6⃣s in an over in T20 cricket 😎pic.twitter.com/ZUEr9Tu0Gh
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) January 5, 2020
Batsman: Leo Carter | Bowler: Anton Devcich | 16th over
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 5, 2020
6 sixes in an over in T20 matches:-
Stuart Broad to Yuvraj Singh, 2007 (in T20I)
Karl Carver to Ross Whitley, 2017 (in T20 Blast)
Abdullah Mazari to Hazratullah Zazai, 2018 (in APL)
Anton Devcich to Leo Carter, 2020 (in Super Smash)
— Kausthub (@kaustats) January 5, 2020
— #NZIII (@MargotButcher) January 5, 2020
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