Super Smash: Canterbury's Leo Carter cracks six sixes in one over against Northern Districts

Canterbury batsman Leo Carter emulated the likes of Gary Sobers and Yuvraj Singh by smashing six sixes in an over during a Super Smash T20 match in Christchurch on Sunday.

The left-hander smashed 36 runs against Northern Districts spinner Anton Devcich in the 16th over, producing some powerful leg-side hitting at Hagley Oval.

"I basically just stepped across and swung as hard as I could," the 25-year-old told Sky Sport.

"I'm not so sure I got many off the middle, but there's a pretty short boundary there, so they just carried over - I was pretty thankful for that."

Carter finished with an unbeaten 70 off 29 balls, as Canterbury chased down an imposing target of 220 with seven balls to spare.

A New Zealander had never hit six sixes in an over before and Carter was just the seventh time in history at a top domestic level or higher.

The other players to achieve the feat include Sobers (1968) and Ravi Shastri (1985) in first-class games, Herschelle Gibbs (2007) in a one-day international, Yuvraj Singh (2007) in a T20 international, and Ross Whiteley (2017) and Hazratullah Zazai (2018) in domestic T20 games.

Carter is the son of White Ferns coach Bob Carter.