Most Runs in a Single Innings in T20 World Cup
For a bowler, to get pulverized and concede too many runs in a game is never a pleasant feeling. But that’s the nature of T20 cricket. On your bad days, you get smashed to all parts of the ground, with you ending up all at sea.
In T20 world cup editions, the fans have witnessed some belligerent hitting with bowlers getting smacked all around the park.
In this article, we look at top 5 bowlers who have conceded the most runs in a single innings in the T20 world cup:
#1. Sanath Jayasuriya
Legendary batsman, Sanath Jayasuriya sits at the top of the list. In the 2007 edition, Pakistan batsman took the Sri Lankan part-timer apart with fierce hitting. Jayasuriya went for 64 runs in his 4 overs at an economy of 15.75.
Pakistan had won that game comfortably by 33 runs with Younis Khan being awarded as the man of the match for his stellar knock of 51 runs off 35 balls.
#2. Mashrafe Mortaza
At the second spot is Pakistan’s former skipper, Mashrafe Mortaza. Easily it was one of the worst days for the Bangladeshi cricketer. Mashrafe Mortaza went for 63 runs without getting a single wicket in his quota of four overs against Pakistan in the 2014 edition of the T20 World Cup.
The Bangladeshi cricketer though has been a great asset for his side, especially in the shorter format of the game. He achieved the most success in the 50-over cricket, where he represented the nation in as many as 220 one-day internationals and had picked 270 wickets at a stellar economy of 4.88.
#3. Lameck Onyango
Not many people would have heard his name until now. The bowler from Kenya once went for 61 runs in the 2007 edition against Sri Lanka. In his 4 overs quota, the Kenya bowler didn’t pick a single wicket and went for runs with an economy of 15.25.
For those of you who don’t know, it was the same match where Sri Lanka had posted the biggest total ever in a T20 World Cup. The Lankans notched as many as 260 runs in 120 deliveries and won that game by a huge margin of 172 runs.
#4. Stuart Broad
Arguably, the match against India in the 2007 edition of the T20 World Cup should be his worst in his cricketing career. It was the day when the England fast-bowler went for six sixes in an over. Yuvraj Singh crushed Stuart Broad in a single over, hitting six sixes in six balls to become the first batsman to hit 6 sixes in an over in a T20 World Cup.
Broad went for 60 runs in his 4 overs with no wickets to his name in that game.
#5. NN Odhiambo
The game between Sri Lanka and Kenya mention above also saw Nehemiah Odhiambo becoming the fifth bowler to concede the most runs in a single innings in the T20 world cup. Odhiambo gave away 57 runs in his four overs, however, he picked one wicket in the quota of over- a feat which one else has achieved in the top five.