Stats: Expensive overs in ODI cricket
Here, we will take a look at the top 5 most expensive overs in ODI cricket.
5) 30 runs - Aamer Sohail (Pakistan vs Sri Lanka)
There are as many as 6 instances of 30 runs being scored in an over, the latest being our very own Ishant Sharma being thrashed by James Faulkner (6, 6, 2, 6, 6, 4). However, this feat has been achieved by Sanath Jayasuriya twice, once of Pakistan bowler Aamer Sohail (4,0,6,6,6,6,2) and the other time against New Zealander Chris Harris(6,6,,6,6,4,2).
Yuvraj Singh was also hit for 5 consecutive sixes by England all-rounder Dimitri Mascarenhas (0, 6, 6, 6, 6, and 6). Abdur Razzak had also been handed the same humiliation by Ross Taylor (4,6,W,6,W,2,4,6) and the last was when Mark Boucher (4,1) and Jacques Kallis (2,W,5,6,6,6) teamed up against lesser known van Troost of Netherlands to melt out similar treatment.
4) 31 runs - Rizwan Cheema and Baidwan (Canada vs New Zealand)
When Canada faced New Zealand at the MCA in 2011, one expected the Black Caps to thrash them black and blue. And that is exactly what James Franklin did as he hit as many as two Canadian bowlers who bowled the over for 31 runs. After Kane Williamson took a single off the 1st ball against Baidwan who retired hurt then, Franklin went all out against Rizwan Cheema whom he hit for 6, 6, 4, N6, N4, 2. Franklin raced to 31 runs of 8 balls and New Zealand to a comfortable 97 run victory.