Oliver Davies smashed 115-ball 207 for New South Wales Metro, including six sixes in one over.  © Twitter/@CricketNSW
Oliver Davies smashed 115-ball 207 for New South Wales Metro, including six sixes in one over. © Twitter/@CricketNSW

Teenager Oliver Davies, who has represented Australia at the U16 and U19 level smashed 115-ball 207 for New South Wales Metro against Northern Territory at Glandore Oval  Under-19 National Championships, including six sixes in one over.

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Davies, leading his side, got to his hundred in 74 balls, and then went berserk reaching his next hundred in just 39 balls. In the 40th over of the match Davies clobbered off-spinner Jack James for six sixes.

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“After the first two sixes I had it in the back of my head I wanted to give it a crack and it paid off at the end,” Davies told cricket.com.au.

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His team went on to post  406/4 and won the match by 168 runs. During his knock the right-hand batsman also hit a record-setting 17 sixes. In international cricket, the record for most sixes in an ODI is 16, shared between Rohit Sharma, AB de Villiers and Chris Gayle.

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Davies also joins the elite company of Gary Sobers, Ravi Shastri, Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh Ross Whiteley and  Hazratullah Zazai – the players to have hit six sixes in an over. While Sobers and Shastri achieved the feat in First Class cricket; Gibbs remains the only player to have hit six sixes in an over in ODIs during the 2007 World Cup, while Yuvraj hit Stuart Broad for six sixes in an over during the inaugural edition of the ICC World Cup T20 in 2007.

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Ross Whiteley hit 6 sixes in an over Worcestershire’s innings in an domestic T20 match in 2017. Zazai achieved the feat  in the Afghanistan Premier League earlier this year.

Davies double ton is the first double century in the history of the U19 Championships.