Ruturaj Gaikwad has become the first cricketer to hit seven sixes in a limited series match.
The 25-year-old Indian striker broke the Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final record, playing for Maharashtra against Uttar Pradesh in Ahmedabad on Monday.
Left-arm spinner Shiva Singh was the hit bowler for seven sixes – the fifth of which came out of a no-ball, earning Gaikwad an extra delivery.
The 43 runs conceded also tied the record for most runs on a over.
This record was set in Hamilton, New Zealand in 2018 by Northern Districts hitters Joe Carter and Brett Hampton, who hit Central Districts Willem Ludick for six sixes, a four and a single in an over containing two balls without a ball.
Gaikwad, who plays for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League, broke 220 of 159 balls, including 16 sixes and 10 fours – going from 165 of 147 to 207 of 154 after his seven sixes.
The opener’s unbeaten 220 helped Maharashtra post 330-5 from their 50 overs.
In 1990, former New Zealand captain Lee Germon hit eight sixes for a total of 77 in a first-class game, albeit under artificial circumstances.
West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers was the first player to hit six sixes in an over in professional cricket, a mark since equaled by others including Indian pair Ravi Shastri and Yuvraj Singh, and Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs from South.
Gaikwad also tied the record – held by three men – to hit the highest number of sixes (16) in a single innings from List-A (limited-overs).