In the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 quarterfinal game against Uttar Pradesh, the 25-year-old Maharashtra skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad, who leads the innings for his team, displayed a pure batting masterclass and hit 7 sixes consecutively in one over.
On Monday, November 28, Maharashtra and Karan Sharma’s Uttar Pradesh will compete in the second Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022 quarterfinal at Narendra Modi Stadium Ground ‘B’ in Motera. The team from Uttar Pradesh chose to bowl first after winning the toss in the game. The UP bowlers played well throughout the game, but they were unable to neutralise Gaikwad’s danger.
The Uttar Pradesh captain gave the ball to Shiva Singh in the 49th over of the innings after he had conceded 45 runs in his first 8 overs. Ruturaj, 25, a player for CSK in the IPL, lost his cool and smacked seven sixes in a row off the bowler as the fifth delivery of the over was a no-ball.
Maharashtra’s score increased from 272-5 in 48 overs to 315-5 in 49 overs as a result of Shiva’s 43 runs allowed in the over.
Ruturaj also reached his double century during the 49th over, finishing his innings with 220* runs off 159 balls, with 10 fours and 16 sixes. With the exception of Gaikwad, no Maharashtra player was able to score more than 40 runs during the game.
The 25-year-old has made history by becoming the first player to ever hit seven sixes in a single over of cricket, and he is also the first player to ever score 43 runs as a batter in a single over of limited-overs play. Before , Herschelle Gibbs, Thisara Perera , Gaikwad, and Jaskaran Malhotra, who had each hit 6 sixes, shared the record for the most sixes in an over in List-A cricket.
Prior to today, just one over in List-A cricket has seen 43 runs scored, when Joe Carter and Brett Hampton pounded William Ludick for 43 runs in a match between Northern District and Central District in 2018.
Ruturaj Gaikwad broke Rohit Sharma’s record for the most sixes hit by an Indian in a List-A cricket innings with 16 during his remarkable innings against the quality Uttar Pradesh bowling attack.