South African batsman JP Duminy did the seemingly impossible task in cricket when he scored 37 runs in just one over. Playing in the Momentum ODI Cup match for VKB Knights against Cape Cobras, Duminy broke the South African List A record and became the star of the show.
JP Duminy’s exceptional feat resulted in his team, Cape Cobras, to win by eight wickets. The losing team VKB Knights’ leg-spinner, Eddie Leie, was the bowler who was thrashed by Duminy, at the Newlands stadium in Cape Town.
Chasing 240 to win, Cape Cobras looked at in a good position, at 208/2, at the end of VKB Knights’ 36th over. It was then, that the South African all-rounder Duminy went into a sixes-scoring spree.
Batting on 34, JP Duminy slashed out four sixes off the first four balls of the over. The next ball saw a couple runs, but what should have been the last ball, was turned into a no-ball when Eddie Leie over-stepped. On top of it, the ball went for a boundary gifing Dumin bonus runs and an extra ball.
The last ball of the over was again slammed by Duminy for a six, making it thirty-seven (37) runs off the 37th over. Resultantly, Duminy registered the second-highest runs scored in any single over of List A cricket.
The record for the highest runs in an over belongs to former Zimbabwe captain, Elton Chigumbura, who had smashed Bangladesh’s Alauddin Babu for thirty-nine (39) runs, in a Dhaka Premier League T20 clash.
As reported by Hindustan Times, JP Duminy said after the match, “It is not every day you get the opportunity, so of course I was trying to go for the six sixes in an over.”
JP Duminy is an opening batsman for South Africa, but isn’t playing in the on-going Test series between India and South Africa. However, he is making sure that the 33-year-old batsman does not go out of the limelight.