Stats: Most runs conceded by an Indian bowler in a T20I

Yuzvendra Chahal conceded 64 runs in the four overs he bowled without taking a wicket.

Yuzvendra Chahal of India
Yuzvendra Chahal of India. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Yuzvendra Chahal had a forgettable day during the 2nd T20I at the SuperSport Park in Centurion which the home team won by a 6-wicket margin to level the series. The Indian leg-spinner conceded 64 runs in his four overs without taking a wicket that dented India’s chances in defending the 188-run total. South Africa skipper JP Duminy and keeper Heinrich Klaasen’s fifties were crucial behind the home team’s win. Klaasen played a gem of an innings scoring 69 off 30 balls by tackling the leggie against whom he made a bulk of his runs.

Klaasen scored 41 runs off Chahal in only 12 deliveries hitting him for five sixes and a four. Ever since getting out to Chahal on his ODI debut, the South African held an upper hand over the wrist spinner. After conceding 12 and 16 runs in his first two overs, Chahal failed to make any difference in his 3rd over in which he was hit for 23 runs including three sixes. Indian captain Virat Kohli showed trust on Chahal by giving him another over that cost 14 runs.


With those 64 runs, Chahal registered the worst ever bowling figures by an Indian in a T20I game by surpassing Joginder Sharma’s 57 runs in the 2007 WT20 game against England in Durban. Interestingly, Chahal holds the record for the best bowling figures by an Indian in this format with his 6/25 against England last year. He then became the first Indian to take a 6-wicket haul and also the first with a 5-wicket haul in this format.

Most runs conceded by an Indian bowler in a T20I inning:

Most runs conceded by an Indian bowler in T20I

Ireland’s Barry McCarthy and South Africa’s Kyle Abbott gave away 69 and 68 runs respectively in a T20I game while five players including Chahal conceded 64 runs apiece. In the recent high-scoring T20I between New Zealand and Australia, Ben Wheeler and Andrew Tye gave away 64 runs. Wheeler was removed from bowling after he delivered two waist height no-balls in the 3.1 overs he bowled. Had Wheeler got to bowl the remaining part, he would have easily broken the record for most runs conceded in a T20I.

Most runs conceded by a bowler in a T20I inning:

Most runs conceded by a bowler in T20I

(Stats as on February 22, 2018)