New Zealand’s first-class cricket player Leo Carter who was the part of the New Zealand cricket team for the 2014 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup has achieved the batsman’s dream is to become the seventh player at the top level or above, hitting six sixes in an over. In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Canterbury for the 2018–19 season. In the 2019–20 Super Bowl match between Canterbury and Northern Districts on January 5, 2020, Carter hit six sixes in an over from Anton Devich. It is the first batsman to make it to the Twenty20 and any of the New Zealand cricketers. I the 16th over of the match this 25-year-old hit each and every ball over boundary rope from the over of the former New Zealand spinner.
He spoke of his extraordinary reputation as Canterbury New Zealand’s most successful chase in a Twenty20 match, which lifted him to 220.
I stepped out and hit hard as much as I could, I’m not sure I did much in between, but there are small limits, so they just pushed forward, I was very grateful for that. We needed a big over at that time, it was my job to try and get to that point and I’m lucky that I was there, so it was good.
For the first time in any New Zealand, at the top level or higher after hitting six sixes for the first time in history. Carter, who struggled for his innings by 11 runs in the 12th delivery, remained unbeaten on 70 runs. Where 59runs was added from just 17 balls.
Kiwi cricketer Leo Carter belted six sixes in an over to lead his side to an incredible victory in New Zealand’s Super Smash T20 competition pic.twitter.com/cptUGTAfX1
— Telegraph Sport (@telegraph_sport) January 5, 2020
Six sixes in an over were made first time by, Gary Sobers in a 1st class match played Malcolm Nash’s ill-fated bowler at Glamorgan for Nottinghamshire in 1968. After then Ravi Shastri achieved that in a first-class game for Bombay in 1985. Then in 2007, World Cup South African Herschelle Gibbs came in action.
The last four times Yuvraj Singh (India, 2007), Ross Whiteley (Worcestershire, 2017) and Hazratullah Jazai (Kabula Jawan, 2018) and Carter have joined the Twenty20. Along these Alex Hales whacked six consecutive sixes for Nottinghamshire against Warwickshire in 2015 but not all in the same over.
— SportsRapid (@sportsrapid_) January 6, 2020