Sam Harrison hits 8 sixes in an over: How many runs can a batsman score in an over? You will say that there are 6 balls in an over, if the batsman hits sixes in all 6 balls then 36 runs will be scored. But there is one batsman who has proved these figures wrong. He has done such a feat that even the cricket experts have been surprised. Let us tell you who is that batsman and how many sixes he has hit in an over.
8 sixes in one over
Sam Harrison of Australia hit a record 8 sixes in an over during the match played between Sorrento Duncraig Senior Club and Kingsley-Woodvale Senior Club. He scored 50 runs in an over with the help of 8 sixes while playing for Sorrento Duncraig Senior Club. He did this feat in the over of Nathan Bennett. Bennett bowled 8 balls in the over, of which 2 were no-balls. Bennett took 50 runs in the 39th over of the innings.
Sam then completed his century in the 40th over. He was on 80 runs after the 39th over and completed his century with 22 runs in the 40th over. Thanks to Sam’s century, Sorrento Duncraig Senior Club scored 276 runs in 40 overs.
77 runs have already been scored in one over.
This is not the first time that a bowler has conceded more than 36 runs in an over. In a first class match in New Zealand, Bert Vance gave 77 runs in an over. This is the record for the most runs given in an over so far.
These batsmen have hit 6 sixes
So far 3 players have hit 6 sixes in international cricket. Yuvraj Singh hit 6 sixes in an over of Stuart Broad of England in T20 World Cup-2007. At the same time, Herschelle Gibbs of South Africa has also done the feat of hitting 6 sixes. He did this feat against the Netherlands in 2007. Apart from this, Kieron Pollard of West Indies has hit 6 sixes against Sri Lanka.
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