Gaikwad enters document books after smashing seven sixes in an over

It was the penultimate over for Maharashtra who started with a reading of 272 for 5 on the score and finished Maharashtra on 315 for 5. The total of 43 runs from the most he also made the record books, matching the combined effort of Brett Hampton and Joe Carter, facing Willem Ludick, for Northern Districts vs. Central Districts in a 2018 Ford Trophy game.
On Monday in Ahmedabad, left-arm spinner Shiva Singh was in operation around the wicket at the start of the over. The first ball, a low full toss, was bowled over deep midwicket. The second was in the arc, and crashed to the ground. The third was shorter, and Gaikwad swung it over the rope on a square, deep leg. Shiva changed his line for the fourth ball and went off the stump, but the length was perfect for Gaikwad to hit a long shot. The fifth was more or less in the same direction, and it was also a no-ball, and the free throw went wide. That was the sixth six in five legal deliveries, and Gaikwad reached his double century with that hit. The last ball, Shiva finally went over the wicket, was again in arc on the middle stump and went over the deep wicket again.

Gaikwad finished with 220 not out of 159 balls, with ten fours and 16 sixes. And the unfortunate Shiva finished 0 for 88 in nine overs. It was virtually a one-man show from Gaikwad, with the rest of the Maharashtra batsmen adding 96 runs from 142 balls.

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