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Redbacks batsman Alex Ross has equaled AB de Villiers’ record

Redbacks batsman Alex Ross has equaled AB de Villiers’ Australian record of scoring a maximum number of runs in a single over when he thrashed off-spinner Nathan Lyon in a match against New South Wales at Hurstville Oval.

The New South Wales Captain Peter Nevill decided to bowl first winning the toss keeping in mind the overcast skies and return of their start pacer Mitchell Starc. However, Alex Carey, the wicket-keeper batsman provided Redbacks with a rapid start.

Alex Ross and opening batsman Jake Weatherald scored hundreds to take the teams total to 346 runs for six wickets with a fourth-wicket partnership of 138 runs.

The incident took place in the 40th over of the match when Ross pounded over Nathan Lyon taking him for 32 runs courtesy four towering sixes and two fours. Previously this record was made by South Africa’s de Villiers’ when he took on West Indies pacer Jason Holder in a World Cup match at SCG in 2015 scoring 34 runs in an over including two no balls.

The next tally of maximum runs is also secured by de Villiers’ in the same match and also of Holder. The next best is of George Bailey when he hit England’s James Anderson for 28 runs in a Test match at WACA in 2013-14 which still remains the highest in tests.

The record of 26 runs in an over is held by batsmen namely Rod Marsh, Ian Botham, Andrew Symonds and Shane Watson when they took on Lance Cairns, Simon Davis, Heath Davis and Graeme Swann respectively.

However, NSW started off well with Daniel Hughes and Kurtis Patterson building a partnership of 189 runs for the second wicket keeping the team well ahead in the chase. However, both the batsmen fell off in the same over of Daniel Worrall to shift the momentum on the Redbacks side. Eventually, the New South Wales fell short of 45 runs giving Redbacks two wins out of three matches in the tournament.