Sussex were on the wrong end of record-breaking feats on an extraordinary day at Hove.

But they survived an unprecedented barrage grab another win in the Vitality County Championship.

Leicestershire’s Louis Kimber rewrote the record books with an astonishing 243.

His side were 175-7 early in the day chasing 464.

Then Kimber took over.

The 27-year-old produced one of the best innings in Championship history, scoring the fastest double hundred from balls faced (100), hitting the most sixes (21) and plundered 37 of the 43 conceded in one over by Ollie Robinson.

It was the most runs to ever come from one over in English first-class cricket.

But when he dragged Nathan McAndrew’s leg-cutter on to his stumps with only last man Josh Hull for company, it meant division two leaders Sussex had squeezed home by 18 runs.

Kimber faced just 127 balls and 206 of his runs came in boundaries with 20 fours and 21 sixes, breaking Ben Stokes’ Championship record of 17 set in 2022.

Every Sussex player congratulated him while his team-mates and the backroom teams from both sides formed a guard of honour as he walked off to a standing ovation.