Bangladesh bowler Alauddin Babu concedes 39 runs in over, sets new world record

Alauddin Babu’s conceded four sixes and two fours apart from extras in one single over © Getty Images

Oct 2, 2013

Bangladesh cricketer Alauddin Babu conceded 39 runs in one over to set a new unwanted world record on Tuesday. He bowled the penultimate over in a 50-over Dhaka Premier Division match for Abahani Limited against Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club.

Alauddin has represented Bangladesh in their Under-19 and Under-23 levels. The right-arm medium-fast bowler conceded five off the first ball, which was also a no-ball, while bowling to former Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura.

He then bowled a wide. His next five deliveries went for 6, 4, 6, 4, 6. Alauddin then bowled another wide before finishing the over off by getting hit for another six, according to a report in The Telegraph.

These 39 runs were the most conceded by a bowler in an over in a List-A match. This also includes all limited overs matches apart from Twenty20 matches. Alauddin broke the record previously held by Netherlands leg-spinner Dan van Bunge, who was hit for six sixes in an over by South Africa’s Herschelle Gibbs in the 2007 ICC World Cup.

This helped Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club to post a total of 282 for nine and ensured their 28-run win.

West Indies legend Gary Sobers was the first cricketer to hit six sixes in an over in First-Class cricket. The bowler that day was Malcolm Nash in 1968. India’s Ravi Shashtri also achieved the feat in 1984 when he hit Tilak Raj for 36 runs in an over.

The latest instance is when India’s Yuvraj Singh smashed six sixes off a Stuart Broad over against England in the 2007 ICC World T20.