New Zealand batsman smashes world record runs for over in Test
HAMILTON, New Zealand, March 30 (AFP) - New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan hit a world record 26 runs off an over as New Zealand reached 407 for four declared in their first innings of the third cricket Test against Pakistan here Friday.
McMillan hit five fours and a six off legspinner Younis Khan's first over to move from 61 to 87.
Three of the fours were from reverse sweeps, and the six was a lofted drive over long off which went out of the ground.
McMillan was eventually dismissed for 98 when he was caught on the third man boundary by Waqar Younis off Fazle Akbar. He faced 97 balls and hit 13 fours and three sixes.
The previous record for individual runs in a Test over was 24, held by five players. They were West Indian Andy Roberts, Sandeep Patel and Kapil Dev of India, England's Ian Botham, and New Zealand's Ian Smith.
Captain Stephen Fleming was left not out on 51 as New Zealand declared 25 minutes before lunch.
New Zealand claimed a first-innings lead of 303 after bowling Pakistan out for 104 on day one.
At lunch Pakistan in their second innings were seven without loss.