Leo Carter, a 25 year New Zealand player, created history in Christchurch. The left-handed batsman hit six 6s in a row and became the 7th batsmen to achieve the feat. Leo Carter, who came in to bat at number 5th for Canterbury, also became the 4th batsmen to accomplish the feat in T20. The first batsman to hit six sixes in an over was Yuvraj Singh.
Canterbury Kings and Northern Knights faced each other in the 22nd game of Super Smash 2019-20. The Northern Knights won the toss and decided to bat first. Northern Knights started spectacularly, and explosive innings from Tim Seifert and Dean Brownlie led the team to a massive total of 219 runs in 20 overs. The total of 219 was the highest in the current season of Super Smash.
Carter and Canterbury create history.
The Canterbury Kings had a decent start, and Boyle and Bowes led the Canterbury team to 60 in five overs. However, a few quick wickets reduced the Canterbury team to 104 at the fall of 3 wickets in over ten overs. The Kings needed 64 runs in five overs, and the game started to seem beyond their reach. It was at this moment when Anton Devcich came to bowl in the 16th over.
The first four bowls crossed the boundary line for sixes while the fifth one hurt a young kid who was getting mesmerized by Carter’s batting. Commentators speculated that a two-minute break between the fifth and sixth bowl might hinder Carter’s confidence, but Carter has something else planned for the match. He dispatched the 6th ball for a six as well over long-on.
Carter innings helped his team chase down a total of 219 runs with seven balls to spare. This is the highest run chase in T20’s in the history of New Zealand.
Twitter reacted funnily to the incident and taunted the IPL franchises for the missed opportunities.