Nathan Bennett: The T20 World Cup is still in full swing. Meanwhile, in Australia, a bowler has broken the record of conceding runs in an over. The name of this bowler is Nathan Bennett and 50 runs went in his over. This is the most expensive over in Australian cricket. The incident took place in the D grade competition in Western Australia. In this, eight sixes were hit in Nathan Bennett’s over and two no balls.
Nathan Bennett 50 Runs in 1 Over
This was Bennett’s first and last over in the match. He was playing for Kingsley Woodwell Cricket Club. This team was competing with Sorrento Duncraig Club. According to the news of Fox Sports, in the match of 40 overs, Sorrento Duncraig, batting first, scored 276 runs for six wickets. Two batsmen scored centuries from his side. In reply, Kingsley Woodwell Club could only manage 154 runs for eight wickets.
The stir on social media intensified as soon as the figures of Nathan Bennett’s over came out in the match. A channel named ABC Sport asked on Twitter whether it was the costliest over in cricket history. At the same time, some people called it the worst over. However, even before Bennett, some bowlers have bowled very expensive overs. New Zealand cricketer Burt Vance is at the forefront of this matter.
Vance, who played till first class cricket, had bowled an over of 77 runs in 1990. This is still the most expensive over of first class cricket. In this over, Vance bowled several full toss no balls. During this, five consecutive sixes were hit on his balls at one time.
Over stopped after bowling 22 balls
According to ESPNcricinfo, Vance had bowled 16 consecutive wrong deliveries in that over. These included no balls and wides. A total of 22 balls were bowled in the over but only five were correct. After this Burt Vance’s over was stopped. A batsman named Lee German had scored 70 runs on his balls. He hit eight sixes and five fours.
If we talk about T20 cricket, then Harshal Patel of India has the most expensive over. Ravindra Jadeja of Chennai Super Kings scored 37 runs hitting five sixes on the balls of the Purple Cap winner player of IPL 2021. Harshal Patel, playing for RCB, however did wonders even after this incident and took 32 wickets in the tournament.