Maharashtra opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad was at his blistering best in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy quarter-final against Uttar Pradesh and his unbeaten 220-run knock helped his side post 330 runs on the board in the allotted fifty overs. However, the best part of his knock came in the penultimate over of the innings as he smashed 43 runs off the bowling of Shiva Singh. In this particular over, Ruturaj Gaikwad hit seven consecutive sixes.
The fifth ball of the over turned out to be a no-ball, and the free-hit also disappeared for a six, and hence they did the unthinkable, taking 43 runs off the over.
After hitting Shiva Singh for 42 runs in an over, Ruturaj became the first batter to score this many runs in a single over in the history of List-A cricket. One run came as a result of a no-ball and hence Shiva Singh ended up conceding 43 runs in the 49th over.
He has also achieved the record of Rohit Sharma, for hitting the most number of sixes (16) in a single List-A inning.
Ruturaj Gaikwad played a 220-run knock-off with just 159 balls with the help of 10 fours and 16 sixes. His innings strike rate was 138.36.
Apart from Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ankit Bawne and Azim Kazi also played useful knocks of 37 each.