Total 43 runs were scored in this over. Earlier in the Ford Trophy in 2018, Brett Hampton and Joe Carter for Northern Districts scored as many runs in an over as Willem Ludik of Central Districts.
Ruturaj showed this feat in the 49th over of the innings against Uttar Pradesh in the quarter-finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The bowler was Shiva Singh who also bowled a no ball in this over which made it a seven ball over.
The overall record for most sixes in an over is held by New Zealand’s Lee Germon, who hit eight sixes in a Shell Trophy match at Wellington.
In this match played on the B ground of Narendra Modi Stadium, Shiva Singh’s fifth ball of the over was a no ball and Gaikwad hit a six on that too.
Gaikwad started the innings and stayed at the crease till the end. He scored an unbeaten 220 off 159 balls which included 10 fours and 16 sixes.
The batsman has joined the list of players who have hit at least six consecutive sixes in an over across all formats of cricket. Before him, Sir Garfield Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whiteley, Hazratullah Zazai, Leo Carter, Kieron Pollard and Thisara Perera have done this feat.
Batting first, with the help of Gaikwad’s innings, Maharashtra scored 330 runs for five wickets.
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