Watch | Louis Kimber smashes Ollie Robinson for 43 runs in one over during a county match

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England pacer Ollie Robinson set an unfortunate record by conceding the most runs in an over in first-class cricket. During day four of the county match between Sussex and Leicestershire on Wednesday at Hove, Robinson was hit for 43 runs in a single over by Leicestershire’s Louis Kimber.

‌Sussex had a cracking start in the first innings with the bat after Leicestershire won the toss and chose to bowl. John Simpson's 183 and Oliver Carter's 96 propelled them to a total of 442 runs. In response, Leicestershire struggled and were bowled out for just 275 runs, with Sean Hunt claiming a four-wicket haul and Ollie Robinson taking three wickets. However, Robinson's standout bowling performance was overshadowed by an unlucky record in the second innings against Louis Kimber. 

During the 59th over, Kimber faced Robinson and made history by scoring the most runs ever recorded in a single over in County Championship history. Kimber started with a six off the first ball, followed by a four off a no-ball on the second ball. The extra delivery was hit for another four, and Kimber continued his onslaught with a six over backward square leg off the third legal delivery. He then struck a boundary off the fourth ball, another six off a no-ball on the fifth delivery, and reached his century off just 62 balls with this hit. Kimber concluded the over with a four and a six (again off a no-ball), finishing with a single. Kimber, who was batting at 72 off 56 balls before Ollie Robinson's disastrous over, managed to reach his century and was at 109 off just 65 balls by the time Robinson finally completed the over.

Wonderful batting!

 

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