Ruturaj Gaikwad has become the first cricketer to hit seven sixes in one over in a limited-overs match.
The India batter, 25, broke the record in a Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final, playing for Maharashtra against Uttar Pradesh in Ahmedabad on Monday.
Left-arm spinner Shiva Singh was the bowler hit for seven sixes – the fifth came off a no-ball, earning Gaikwad an extra delivery.
The 43 runs conceded also equalled the record for most runs off an over.
That record was set in Hamilton, New Zealand in 2018 by Northern Districts batters Joe Carter and Brett Hampton, who hit Central Districts’ Willem Ludick for six sixes, a four and a single in an over containing two no-balls.
Gaikwad, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, smashed 220 off 159 balls, including 16 sixes and ten fours – going from 165 off 147 to 207 off 154 after his seven sixes.
The opener’s unbeaten 220 helped Maharashtra to post 330-5 from their 50 overs on the way to a 58-run win.
In 1990, former New Zealand captain Lee Germon hit eight sixes in an over which went for 77 during a first-class match, albeit in contrived circumstances
West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers was the first batter to hit six sixes in an over in professional cricket, and Gaikwad is the 10th player to do so.
Gaikwad also equalled the record – held by three men – of hitting the highest number of sixes (16) in a single List-A (limited-overs) innings