Left-handed batsman Carter scored 36 runs against spinner Anton Devcich, bowling for Northern Districts, in the 16th over with some powerful leg-side hitting
Canterbury Kings batsman Leo Carter emulated the likes of Gary Sobers and Yuvraj Singh by smashing six sixes in an over during a Super Smash Twenty20 match in Christchurch on Sunday.
Left-handed batsman Carter scored 36 runs against spinner Anton Devcich, bowling for Northern Districts, in the 16th over with some powerful leg-side hitting.
"I basically just stepped across and swung as hard as I could," the 25-year-old told broadcaster Sky Sport.
"I'm not so sure I got many off the middle, but pretty short boundary there, so they just carried over, I was pretty thankful for that."
Leo Carter's super smash!January 5, 2020
Here's how the Canterbury left-hander became only the fourth batsman to hit 6⃣x6⃣s in an over in T20 cricket 😎pic.twitter.com/ZUEr9Tu0Gh
Carter finished with an unbeaten 70 off 29 balls as Canterbury chased down an imposing target of 220 with seven balls to spare.
It is the first time a New Zealander has hit six sixes in an over, and just the seventh time in history at a top domestic level or higher.
The other players to achieve the feat include Sobers (1968) and Ravi Shastri (1985) doing so in first-class games, Herschelle Gibbs (2007) in a one-dayer, Yuvraj Singh (2007) in a T20I, and Ross Whiteley (2017) and Hazratullah Zazai (2018) in domestic T20 games.