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5 bowlers who conceded the most runs in an ODI innings

Aadya Sharma
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12.35K   //    12 Sep 2016, 18:31 IST

Before 2006, the 400-run mark in ODIs was never breached, not even once in its 35-year history. In the last one decade, the barrier has been violated as many as 18 times.

The bat has become mightier than the ball, and “off-days” for bowlers are increasingly becoming a regularity now. As a bowler, you sometimes cannot do much at all when the batsman goes berserk, especially in this new age of compulsive hitting. 

Here’s a list of five bowlers who conceded the most runs in an ODI innings: 


#5 TIM SOUTHEE vs India, 2009 

Tim Southee during the India-New Zealand series in 2009

The Kiwi pacer has been an integral part of the national side for close to a decade now. Known for his speedy action and the ability to bowl full at the death, Southee has garnered 135 wickets in 99 ODI matches for the Black Caps.

However, he lost his touch during one of the ODIs against India in 2009, going for 105 runs in his quota of 10 overs. The Indian batting lineup, riding on Sachin Tendulkar’s 163, stacked up a massive 392 on the board. 

Southee looked uncharacteristically listless, feeding full deliveries to the batsmen, who were quick to dismiss them to the leg side. The short boundaries in New Zealand further helped the Indian batting’s cause. 

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