Stats: Best bowling figures in Youth One Day Internationals
Irfan Pathan stands on the No. 1 spot with his 9/16 against Bangladesh U19 in Lahore back in 2003.
Updated - Jan 24, 2018 4:02 pm
In the U19 World Cup encounter between Australia and Papua New Guinea, the former demolished the latter by a colossal 311 runs. In that process, not only did Nathan McSweeney bring up a stunning 156 of 111, a certain Jason Ralston stole the show with his bowling. He registered the best ever figures in the U-19 World Cup on Friday.
If the tall target of 370 was not enough to intimidate PNG, Ralston’s clinical bowling performance left them gasping for breath as they were bundled out for 59 runs. Ralston ended up with mind-boggling figures of 7/15 in 6.5 overs, bettering Jeevan Mendis’s previous best of 7/20 against Zimbabwe U19 at Christchurch in 2002. Some of the other names featuring on this elusive list are Trent Boult, Wayne Parnell, Shahid Afridi etc.
Irfan Pathan tops the list
In the list of those with the best figures in a Youth ODI, Ralston comes second. Irfan Pathan stands on the No. 1 spot with his 9/16 against Bangladesh U19 in Lahore back in 2003. Sri Lanka’s Ajantha Mendis and Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Zadran are joint third with identical figures 7/19. The difference is in the years it was achieved, the Afghanistan-player achieved it very recently, in October 2017 against Bangladesh U19. Trent Boult also features in the list with his 7 for 20 against Malaysia U19 at Johor.
Others who feature in the list are Justin Bishop with 7/41 against West Indies U19. RK Vishwakarma’s 6/3 against Papua New Guinea U19 also features in the list. Wayne Parnell too makes the cut here with his 6/8 against Bangladesh U19. Abu Nechim Ahmed of India also features with his 6/9 against Bangladesh U19.
There is also Pakistani sensation Shaheen Shah Afridi with the second-most-recent figures of 6/15 against Ireland U19 at Whangarei on 16th January 2018.
Here is the graphical representation of these stats