• Stats: Bowlers who conceded most runs in a T20 game

    An Indian pacer features in the list of most expensive spells in T20 cricket.

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    Neil Wagner of Otago. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

    In a T20 game, the records shamble like 9 pins. Sometimes the players love the records they earn but some unwanted records stick with the players after a poor day on the field. New Zealand bowler Neil Wagner registered his name in the record books for an unpleasant reason during a T20 game in the domestic circuit. The bowler conceded 68 runs in his 4 overs for his side Otago.

    Wagner had recently destroyed the West Indies batting line-up in the Test series when he had picked up as many as seven wickets. 20-year-old Central Districts’ opener Christian Leopard especially made the mockery of the Otago batting attack as he smashed his way to an innings of 52 runs off just 22 balls.

    Skipper Will Young was in an even better form and scored 79 runs off just 43 deliveries. Things didn’t change for Otago bowlers as the next batter Tom Bruce joined the party and assaulted them with his innings of 42 off just 22 balls. A brutal batting show meant that Otago were chasing a huge total of 219 and they eventually collapsed for 99 runs under pressure.

    South African Team bowler Kyle Abbott also features in the list as he was taken to full monty by the West Indies batsmen. He had given away 68 runs in his quota of 4 overs and could only manage to pick 1 wicket. During a T20 game in Pakistan Sialkot Stallions bowler, Sarmad Anwar had conceded as many as 81 runs in his 4 overs which tops the list of most runs conceded ever in a T20 game.

    India player Sreenath Arvind while playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Champions League had yielded 69 runs against Western Australia.

    Below is the list of bowlers who have conceded most runs in a T20 game 

    (Statistics as on January 11, 2018)

    Among Kiwis Andrew Mathieson of Central District bowled the most expensive spell shelling 70 runs in his 4 overs against Auckland in 2015. Wagner with his 68 takes the third spot.

    Most runs conceded in a T20 game in New Zealand

    (Stats as on January 11, 2018)