Maharashtra lead-off batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was at his best in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh and his unbeaten 220-run knock helped his side put 330 runs on the board in the allotted fifty overs. However, the best part of his knockout came in the penultimate over of the innings when he hit 43 runs off Shiva Singh’s bowling. In this particular over, Ruturaj Gaikwad hit seven consecutive sixes.
The fifth ball from the over turned out to be a no-ball, and the free hit also disappeared for a six, and so they did the unthinkable, taking 43 runs from the over.
Ruturaj Gaikwad crushes 4⃣3⃣ runs in one over!
— BCCI Domestic (@BCCIdomestic) November 28, 2022
After hitting Shiva Singh for 42 runs in an over, Ruturaj tied the record for scoring the most runs in a single over in List-A cricket history. One run came as a result of a no-ball and Shiva Singh ended up giving up 43 runs in the 49th over.
Gaikwad is the first player to hit seven sixes in a single over of List-A cricket hence the batting set a world record against Uttar Pradesh.
6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣ 6⃣nb 6⃣ 6⃣ = 43 runs in an over!
220* runs from just 159 balls!
— Lucknow Supergiants (@LuckknowIPL) November 28, 2022
He also holds Rohit Sharma’s record for hitting the most sixes (16) in a single List-A innings.
Ruturaj Gaikwad played a 220-run knockoff from just 159 balls using 10 fours and 16 sixes. His innings success rate was 138.36.
Besides Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ankit Bawne and Azim Kazi also played useful tricks of 37 each.
For Uttar Pradesh, Kartik Tyagi returned with three wickets.
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