43 runs in one over … conceded by a South African!

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Bigger bats, fielding restrictions, smaller grounds and several other factors have tilted the game slightly in the batsmen's favour.

World Record Alert! Six sixes in an over are something that does not happen every day and to top that get 43 runs in an over is unheard off.

They discounted the 77 runs that former New Zealand batsman Robert Vance conceded during a first-class match against Canterbury in 1990.

Website Cricinfo, in what it allows is a potentially incomplete list, awards the first class one-day record to Zimbabwe worldwide Elton Chigumbura, who belted 39 off Alauddin Babu during one over in Bangladesh in 2013.

Hampton smashed three sixes of which two came of no balls while the last three sixes were smashed by Carter.

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Coming to the 43-run over, Brett Hampton began the proceedings with a four. He then two waist-height full tosses for consecutive sixes.

The next went for six as Ludick was called for a no ball. He then hit a third six off a legitimate delivery before taking a single to give Carter the strike.

The over read: 4,6nb, 6nb, 6,1,6,6,6. Carter joined in on the fun thumping the hapless bowler for three mammoth sixes all through the leg side to take the record as Ludick's figures went from a respectable 9-0-42-1 to a horrific 10-0-85-1.

The partnership was also a Northern Districts record for the sixth wicket against Central Districts, breaking the previous mark of 150, set between BJ Watling and Peter McGlashan in 2011. Hampton missed his maiden List A century by just five runs, while Carter brought up his.

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