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JP Duminy smashed 37 runs in a single over
JP Duminy smashed 37 runs in a single over

 

South African all rounder cricketer JP Duminy created a new world record as he scored 37 runs in a single over in a momentum one-day cup match for his team Cape Cobras on Wednesday. It was sheer carnage as the left-handed batsman smoked leg-spinner Eddie Leie for five sixes, a four and a double in an over. One run was off a no-ball in the over. With this feat, Duminy also broke the South African List A record for most runs scored in a single over. It started in the 36th over while chasing against the opposition Knights when Cobras were comfortably placed at 208 for 2 in the 36th over of a chase of 240. But Duminy, batting on 34 off 30 balls, wanted to steal a bonus point.

The 33-year-old smashed the first four balls for maximums. Then he hit the fifth delivery for a couple. The sixth ball by Leie was a no-ball which was hit for a four through extra cover by the South African. That took the tally to 31 runs in the over. Duminy heaved the last ball for a six again which secured his place in history as the batsman to hit the second-most runs in an over of List A cricket. In October 2013, Zimbabwe's Elton Chigumbura had played a big hand in scoring 39 runs against Bangladesh's Alauddin Babu in the Dhaka Premier League.

 

 

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