25-year old Leo Carter became the fourth player to hit six sixes in an over in T20s on Sunday. He achieved the feat during the match between Canterbury and Northern Knights at Hagley Oval, Christchurch in the 2019/20 edition of New Zealand’s T20 competition Super Smash.
The 16th over bowled by Anton Devcich to Carter completely changed the complexion of the match. Chasing a huge target of 220 runs, Canterbury got off to a good start. Opener Chad Bowes went on to score a half century. The target however still seemed a long way to go when the score read 104 for 3 in the 11th over.
But Carter, along with captain Cole McConchie, took Canterbury home with seven balls to spare. Carter scored 70 off 29 balls at a strike rate of 241.
Carter became the fourth player to hit six sixes in an over in T20 matches and the seventh in professional cricket after Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whitely, Hazratullah Zazai.
Twitter reacts to Carter’s feat
Devcich to Leo carter
6 sixes in an over
amazing innings while chasing 220. pic.twitter.com/tUUZo5BUNe
— Heisenberg (@RitwikBittu) January 5, 2020
Leo Carter 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/B71MNjzpmz
— 𝘢𝘳𝘺𝘢𝘯🍃 (@LifeCricMoney) January 5, 2020
Leo Carter man how hard is he hitting the ball
— AKki (@CrickPotato) January 5, 2020
6 sixes in an over in T20 matches:-
Stuart Broad to Yuvraj Singh, 2007 (in T20I)
Karl Carver to Ross Whitley, 2017 (in T20 Blast)
Abdullah Mazari to Hazratullah Zazai, 2018 (in APL)
Anton Devcich to Leo Carter, 2020 (in Super Smash)
— Kausthub (@kaustats) January 5, 2020
Batsman: Leo Carter | Bowler: Anton Devcich | 16th over
— Cricbuzz (@cricbuzz) January 5, 2020
Your team needs 64 from 30 balls. How do you bring your side closer? 🤔
Leo Carter: Simple, hit six sixes in an over against Anton Devcich! 😎
— SportsAdda (@sportsadda_) January 5, 2020