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Video | Kiwi pacer Willem Ludick sets record by conceding 43 runs in one over

Sports Cafe 2018-11-08 12:10:28

Any bowlers' biggest nightmare is being hit all over the park for a six off every single delivery. If you think 36 off 6 is bad, then imagine the state of Willem Ludick who got hit for 43-runs off one over by Joe Carter and Brett Hampton of Northern Districts in a Ford Cup match in Hamilton.

Central Districts pacer, Willem Ludick, was subjected to his worst nightmare couldn’t believe what happened to him in yesterday’s Ford Cup match against Northern Districts. The 21-year-old medium pacer scored 43 runs in just one over as he set a new unwanted world record that will be hard to beat in the coming years.

Joe Carter and Brett Hampton of Northern Districts in a List A game of Ford Cup in Hamilton, New Zealand created the new record by hitting Ludick all over the park six times in an over that also involved two no balls as well. Ludick’s 43-run over is now the most expensive recorded in the history of List A cricket all over the globe.

4, 6+nb, 6+nb, 6, 1, 6, 6, 6
43-run over ✔️
List A world record ✔️
Congratulations Joe Carter and Brett Hampton!#ndtogether #cricketnation

— Northern Districts (@ndcricket) 7 November 2018

The Kiwi pacer started the over with an inside edge past the keeper for four. Ludick then bowled two high full tosses which were given as no-balls and were also hit over the fence for sixes. That was 18 runs off one legal delivery to start the over, and things went from bad to worse from there.

The second legal delivery by Ludick, a free hit, was a slower ball that was hit down the ground. The batsmen switched strike midway but that had no effect on Ludick’s luck as the last three balls were hit for three more sixes by Carter. The pair put on a 178-run partnership for the sixth wicket after coming together at 95 for 5.