Mitchell McClenaghan takes ‘Super Over’ dig at Shivam Dube’s 34-run over
Dube has taken only five wickets in the 13 matches that they have played so far and his economy rate is above 10 and average above 43.
Updated - Feb 3, 2020 8:26 pm
New Zealand had very little to rejoice for in their latest T20I series against India. They snatched defeat from the jaws of victory on a number of occasions to lose the five-match series 0-5. Yet amid the ruins, the home team’s supporters found something to troll about India’s performance and it was that expensive over that all-rounder Shivam Dube bowled in the final game in Mount Maunganui.
The Mumbai cricketer, who was playing in just his 13th T20I, was thrashed by Tim Seifert and Ross Taylor as they were leading the Kiwis’ chase of 164 to earn a consolation win. He conceded four sixes — two each to Seifert and Taylor — and two fours, one of which came in a no-ball. The required run-rate came down from 9.09 to 6.90 though NZ could not have the last laugh at the end and lost the contest by seven runs.
Shivam Dube bowls second most expensive T20I over
New Zealand left-arm seamer Mitchell McClenaghan, who last played for his country in 2016, took a cheeky dig at Dube over his 34-run over which proved to be second-most expensive over in the history of T20Is after Yuvraj Singh’s belting England’s Stuart Broad for six sixes on the World Twenty20 in Durban in 2007.
Dube struggling in his super over. #NZvIND
— Mitchell McClenaghan (@Mitch_Savage) February 2, 2020
Taking to social media, the 33-year-old McClenaghan said – “Dube struggling in his super over. #NZvIND” New Zealand do not find much of a relief when it comes to the term ‘Super Over’ and McClenaghan thought of putting it to use in a way that would suit his the Kiwi supporters’ tastes.
New Zealand failed to win any of the two games that went down to the Super Over after they allowed India to come back. These losses came after their twin super-over losses against England — in the final of the 50-over World Cup and in the home series last November.
Dube has taken only five wickets in the 13 matches that they have played so far and his economy rate is above 10 and average above 43. In batting, Dube has a strike-rate of above 136.