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7 Sixes in an Over – Which Indian Batter Created History

Imagine hitting 7 sixes in one over. Is this even possible in today’s world? The answer would surprise you. Yes, Ruturaj Gaikwad hit seven sixes in an over in Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022. We have heard a lot about batters hitting 06 sixes in an over

This is quite logical to understand hitting six in a row on every ball. But how did Ruturaj Gaikwad achieve this record? This was the main headline of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in 2022 when Gaikwad smashed seven sixes in an over. 

Now we will tell you about the match story that happened on that day. This was the quarter-final between Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. Ruturaj Gaikwad playing as an opener scored an outstanding 220 runs on 159 balls.

Due to Ruturaj Gaikwad’s superb display of batting, Maharashtra scored a total of 330 runs for the loss of five wickets. Not only 07 sixes in an over, but Gaikwad also set another record of registering himself in the list of highest individual scores in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. 

The unlucky bowler was Shiva Singh who conceded seven sixes in the 49th over of the inning. The main reason for 7 sixes on 06 balls was a “No Ball” six that Shiva Singh conceded on the 5th delivery. Here is the sequence of the sixes.

7 sixes in one over ruturaj gaikwad

Here are the key records that Gaikwad achieved after hitting seven sixes in an over. That one match set so many records for Gaikwad.

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad became the first player to hit seven sixes in an over of a white ball cricket match.
  • Gaikwad holds the record for most runs scored in a single over, with 42 runs scored in this match.
  • It was one of the most expensive overs in the history of List-A cricket. Gaikwad deserves full credit for establishing this joint record.
  • Gaikwad holds the record for second highest Individual scorer in Vijay Hazare Trophy.
  • Gaikwad also holds another record for setting the highest partnership in the history of Vijay Hazare Trophy.

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Here is the Ruturaj Gaikwad score with strike rate in this match.

BatsmenRuns Balls4s6sSRMatchYear TrophyRound
Ruturaj Gaikwad220*1591016138Maharashtra Vs Uttar Pradesh 2022Vijay HazareSecond Quater Final
Ruturaj 7 Sixes in an Over

Now, we will look at the final result of the Match. Maharashtra won that match by 58 runs. Ruturaj Gaikwad was announced as the player of the match for his extraordinary double-century knock. After winning, Maharashtra advanced to the next stage of Vijay Hazare Trophy 2022.

Hence, Gaikwad has all the credit for setting so many records in a single match. Before that, he proved himself in several IPL matches with his superb batting display. But this time, it was a List A match where he made several headlines by setting different records for his team Maharashtra. His sixteen sixes in an inning was an aggressive batting display in the history of Vijay Hazare Trophy and overall in List A cricket.

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After hitting seven sixes in an over, Gaikwad set an inspiration for new youngsters to follow. Before that, there were various examples of other players who have hit six sixes in an over. But Gaikwad has now set another trend in cricket. In the future, we will see a lot of players hitting six, seven, eight, or even more than eight sixes in an over. Given this, Gaikwad has set an extreme standard that will be followed by other players in cricket.

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