Stats: Most runs conceded by a bowler in a T20I

Stats: Most runs conceded by a bowler in a T20I

BJ McCarthy of Ireland holds the unwanted record.

Ben Wheeler
Ben Wheeler of the Black Caps talks with Kane Williamson. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

The T20 International between Australia and New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland was an absolute run-fest as the visitors chased down the mammoth total of 245 runs. The pitch was the graveyard for the bowlers with as many as 32 sixes being hit during the course of the game which is also the record. Bowlers from both the teams didn’t have any idea about how to bowl as they were being tonked all around the ground. However, Ben Wheeler and Andrew Tye were the most affected as they registered worst ever figures for their respective countries in T20Is.

While Tye conceded 64 runs in his four-over spell and picked a couple of wickets, Wheeler leaked the same number of runs in just 3.1 overs and was also banned after bowling a couple of beamers in the same over. It was one of the worst days for them as the batsmen went kept on chancing their arms from the word go. Sanath Jayasuriya held the record for almost eight years as he had given away the same number of runs during the inaugural edition of World T20 in 2007 against Pakistan in Johannesburg.

Who are the other bowlers?

James Anderson is the fourth bowler in the list to have conceded 64 runs in his four overs in a single T20I. He endured a bad outing against Australia in Sydney way back in January 2007. Ireland bowler BJ McCarthy holds the unwanted record of conceding the most runs in four overs by a bowler in T20Is. He gave away 69 runs against Afghanistan in March last year in Greater Noida. Kyle Abbott from South Africa is also in this list with second worst figures ever.

He was at the receiving end against Windies in 2015 and leaked 68 runs scalping a solitary wicket during his spell. Colin de Grandhomme also had one of the worst days in his career as he registered second worst figures for New Zealand as he gave 56 runs while bowling.

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