Sydney teenager Oliver Davies smashed six sixes in an over on his way to a sensational double century on the first day of the Under-19 National Championships in Adelaide.
Davies smashed 17 sixes in total against a hapless Northern Territory attack at the Glandore Oval for NSW Metro on Monday and finished with 207 off just 115 balls.
He also smashed 14 fours in his 115-ball innings.
Davies, who idolises Shaun Marsh, reached his century off 74 balls and then just took off. He scored the next hundred runs in just 39 balls toshow an incredible display of power hitting.
His onslaught included a rare feat that very few people can boast of - a six maximums in an over. He tore into off-spinner Jack James in the 40th over of the innings and sent all the balls over the rope. It was the most runs ever taken from a single over in the history of the U19 Championships.
Only Sir Garfield Sobers, Herschelle Gibbs and Yuvraj Singh are the few players to have struck six sixes in an over in international cricket.
His 207 along with Samuel Fanning (99 off 109 balls), with whom Davies shared a second-wicket stand of 271 runs, powered NSW Blues to 406/4 from their 50 overs.
Six sixes in an over! This 18-year-old has re-written the record books with an extraordinary double-ton on the opening day of the U19 National Championships #U19Champs https://t.co/bgOpDr3gzW pic.twitter.com/dGe78JZQmA— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) December 3, 2018
NSW won the match by 168 runs and Davies also took a wicket in the final over of the match as NT were dismissed for 238.
Davies' effort was the first one-day double ton ever scored in the U19 competition and first across all the formats since Jason Krejza achieved the feat in 2001-02.
"It was amazing - in the first game of the tournament, to hit the ball so cleanly, it was a great feeling.
"I was hoping to put a big score on the board for the team and after setting an early base, I just took it from there and hit them pretty well.
"I like to strike the ball pretty hard from ball one and just take it as it goes from there. I like to get on top of the spinners as early as possible and put them on the back foot and take the game back into my hands," said Davies.