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42 runs in one over?

An English cricketer created a world record by smashing 6 sixes, a 4 and a 2 in an over, which included 2 no-balls.

india Updated: May 04, 2006 13:05 IST

English cricketer Jonathan Hughes has created a new record by smashing 42 runs off one over.

The 29-year-old from Cookbridge, playing for North Leeds, smashed six sixes, a four and a two in an over, which included two no-balls.

Hughes went on to score an unbeaten 126, helping his team beat Hall Park by 86 runs in the Airedale and Wharfedale League’s Waddilove Cup, reports The Sun.

“The first three balls went for six but I didn’t realise the first was a no-ball. I pushed the next delivery, which was also a no-ball, to mid-wicket for two to reach my hundred. The next three went for six and the last for a four. It seemed to take forever, because of the time spent looking for the ball,” he said.

Bowler Craig Hobson who overstepped in two deliveries and had the first delivery even dropped by a fielder over the boundary rope for a six, said of his anguish: “I wanted the ground to open up”.

Hughes feat has broken the first-class cricket record set by West Indies legend Sir Garfield Sobers who scored 36 off an over for Nottinghamshire in 1968 and Ravi Shastri whose score equalled that in Mumbai in 1985.

First Published: Apr 27, 2006 11:13 IST